David Rosengarten from barnesandnoble.com
David Rosengarten, renowned food and wine journalist and
host of the Food Network's "Taste," explores the essence
of classic dishes from around the world in this impressive
book. Instead of simply providing recipes, Rosengarten
offers detailed information on seeking out and evaluating
ingredients, and perfecting techniques that enable the home
cook to create the best and most authentic versions of
dishes from Maryland Crab Cakes to Risotto, from Jerked
Chicken to Apple Pie. Engaging anecdotes from Rosengarten's
culinary wanderings are scattered throughout. But don't
just listen to us -- let David explain why TASTE is so
by David Rosengarten
I can't tell you how thrilled I am about my new cookbook, TASTE. Why? Because I like to think that TASTE may launch a whole new kind of cookbook. Let me `splain.
Today, we have so many dishes in our national repertoire that weren't well-known 20 years ago -- from Italian Risotto to Thai salads, from Ceviche to Moussaka, from Jerked Chicken to Szechuan Shrimp, from Quesadillas to Tiramisu. But, although you can get these dishes everywhere in America now, can you get good versions of these dishes? What, after all, are good versions of these dishes?
That's what TASTE is all about. After 15 years on the road as intrepid food reporter, I bring you the ideas about quality that surround these dishes on their home turfs. And that's why I say this book is not just for cooks -- it's for anyone who likes to eat! In a way, this is not a cookbook -- it's an eatbook!
Combine that with my favorite recipes from all over the world -- I guarantee your life will change after you taste my Brick-Weighted Soft-shell Crabs or my Chicken Francese -- and you've got a book that I think is worth a place on anybody's kitchen counter or night table.
That's my feeling -- but remember: Life is a matter of taste!