Ride or Fry: The Dante Fried Chicken Experience

Ride or Fry: The Dante Fried Chicken Experience

by Dante Gonzales
     
 

Media wunderkind chef Dante Gonzales feeds some of the world's most popular celebrities at underground parties and red-carpet events, and brings the party to the streets in the Ride or Fry food truck and pop-up food stand. Packed with 100 eco-conscious recipes, plus contributions from Dante's musical and culinary collaborators, this innovative cookbook is the only way… See more details below

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Media wunderkind chef Dante Gonzales feeds some of the world's most popular celebrities at underground parties and red-carpet events, and brings the party to the streets in the Ride or Fry food truck and pop-up food stand. Packed with 100 eco-conscious recipes, plus contributions from Dante's musical and culinary collaborators, this innovative cookbook is the only way to bring home the Dante Fried Chicken experience.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Even though Gonzales's hipster notoriety has been built upon the fast and furious—a celebrated L.A. food truck, pop-up restaurants, and underground dinner parties—he devotes this book to what he calls "slow skool" cooking, a no-rush style that utilizes numerous ingredients and methodical techniques picked up from his grandmother. Fried chicken is at the heart of his franchise, and he offers eight variations such as "peach-n-pecan" wings, which, between the rub and the sauce, involve two dozen flavorings including paprika, brown sugar, and whiskey. He then extends to a variety of main dishes, baked goods, sides, and desserts that follow his rules of "transatlantic African cuisine." This culinary mashup of Africa, Europe, and indigenous America results in intensely seasoned offerings like andouille corn dogs, drunk-n-fruity pulled pork, and spicy strawberry baby backs. Gonzales's coauthor and sous chef, Terence Teh, is from London, which perhaps explains the appearance of several U.K. mainstays that, once bland, have now been transformed into streetwise novelties. Fish-n-chips take on a spicy pumpkin beer batter. Steak pie is flavored not with Guinness but with chocolate-laced wine and an orange-flavored crust. Ginger finds its way into nearly every recipe or, if not ginger, then coconut, as in the brilliant and simple new-school elote, which is grilled corn on the cob coated in mayo, honey, cheese, spices, and toasted coconut. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
“Blending African, European, and indigenous American traditions, Gonzales (a chef and artist known for pop-up events and his Ride or Fry food truck) creates extreme dishes that defy categorization. His Credit Crunch Fried Chicken is marinated and battered in over a dozen ingredients, including lemon zest, potato starch, beer, and Sriracha hot sauce. Other recipes (e.g., Island Smothered Tofu, Root Up! Slaw, Orange Coconilla Pie) are similarly extravagant and, as Gonzalez notes, best for special occasions and celebrations. VERDICT A bold cookbook for the reader who likes creative spice blends and abundant vegan options.” --Library Journal
Library Journal
Blending African, European, and indigenous American traditions, Gonzales (a chef and artist known for pop-up events and his Ride or Fry food truck) creates extreme dishes that defy categorization. His Credit Crunch Fried Chicken is marinated and battered in over a dozen ingredients, including lemon zest, potato starch, beer, and Sriracha hot sauce. Other recipes (e.g., Island Smothered Tofu, Root Up! Slaw, Orange Coconilla Pie) are similarly extravagant and, as Gonzalez notes, best for special occasions and celebrations. VERDICT A bold cookbook for the reader who likes creative spice blends and abundant vegan options.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402794292
Publisher:
Sterling Epicure
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,312,602
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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