Fresh from the Market: Seasonal Cooking with Laurent Tourondel

Fresh from the Market: Seasonal Cooking with Laurent Tourondel

by Laurent Tourondel
     
 


Ingredients-first cooking for elegant and vibrant seasonal cuisine all year long

From the first pale-green shoots of April asparagus to December's robust porcini and creamy sunchokes, food at its seasonal peak offers brilliant flavors. In Fresh from the Market, Chef Laurent Tourondel presents fantastic recipes based on the seasonal, market-driven

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Ingredients-first cooking for elegant and vibrant seasonal cuisine all year long

From the first pale-green shoots of April asparagus to December's robust porcini and creamy sunchokes, food at its seasonal peak offers brilliant flavors. In Fresh from the Market, Chef Laurent Tourondel presents fantastic recipes based on the seasonal, market-driven cooking philosophy that has made him one of America's most successful chefs and restaurateurs.

This richly photographed cookbook covers cocktails, appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, and desserts, along with complete menus for special occasions like an autumn wine harvest dinner or a festive New Year's Eve feast. Chef Tourondel selects the freshest seasonal ingredients and maximizes their flavors with simple cooking techniques.

  • Features 167 recipes organized by season, along with complete menus for special occasions like Thanksgiving dinners and Independence Day barbecues
  • Packed with mouthwatering, full-color photography by renowned photographer Quentin Bacon
  • Includes wine pairings, seasonality charts, sources, and other valuable and insightful information

Whether cooking with fava beans in spring, littleneck clams in summer, butternut squash in fall, or Meyer lemons in winter, Fresh from the Market shows home cooks how to create incredible dishes from each season's glorious bounty.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Author of Bistro Laurent Tourondel as well as founder of 10 BLT restaurants around the globe, Tourondel provides an appetizing and handsome guide to taking advantage of nature's gifts. Highlighting recipes from his childhood, early days as a chef, and the menu of New York's BLT Market, he offers appetizer, main course, dessert, and breakfast meals that capitalize on availability and freshness. Spring's offerings include poached white asparagus with ramp béarnaise; halibut en papillote with fava beans and green garlic; and a frittata with peas, ramps, sausage, and goat cheese. Summer, fall, and winter bounties are equally tantalizing with grilled pizzettas made with littleneck clams and bacon; aromatic stuffed suckling pig; and honey-crisp apple cakes with pumpkin spice ice cream. While some recipes are complex, most are easily handled by home cooks. Tourondel provides menus for holiday celebrations like Easter, Memorial Day, and Christmas Eve, as well as a section on basics such as stocks and a wealth of flavored ice creams and sorbets, including lime-cottage cheese and almond milk. When "seasonal" is more and more popular, Tourondel makes a valuable contribution to this expanding field. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470402429
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author


LAURENT TOURONDEL is Executive Chef and Partner in the BLT ("Bistro Laurent Tourondel") Restaurant Group, which has more than six restaurants in the United States and Puerto Rico: BLT Steak, BLT Prime, BLT Fish, BLT Fish Shack, BLT Burger, and BLT Market. His culinary background includes stints at the three-star Michelin Relais & Chateau Troisgros in France and the former Cello in New York City, for which he received three stars from the New York Times.

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