White Dog Cafe Cookbook: Recipes and Tales of Adventure from Philadelphia's Revolutionary Restaurant

White Dog Cafe Cookbook: Recipes and Tales of Adventure from Philadelphia's Revolutionary Restaurant

by Judy Wicks, Kevin Von Klause, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Mardee Haidin Regan
     
 

The White Dog Cafe has earned interational acclaim for its exceptional food, innovative menus, and commitment to community involvement and social responsibility. Now, in their first cookbook, Proprietor Judy Wicks and Chef Kevin von Klause share 250 kitchen-tested recipes for their internationally inspired American cuisine, along with tales of adventure from more

Overview

The White Dog Cafe has earned interational acclaim for its exceptional food, innovative menus, and commitment to community involvement and social responsibility. Now, in their first cookbook, Proprietor Judy Wicks and Chef Kevin von Klause share 250 kitchen-tested recipes for their internationally inspired American cuisine, along with tales of adventure from more than 15 years of implementing the White Dog's philosophy of 'eating well while doing good.'
They accomplish this by using the freshest produce available, buying it from local farmers, sponsoring and interacting with sister restaurants around the world and at home, and opening up their restaurant as a forum for lectures and debates on social issues from public education and environmental protection to bioethics and international peace.

Illustrated with Judy Wicks' delightful line drawings and evocative black-and-white photographs of the restaurant's canine-inspired decor, the "White Dog Cafe Cookbook" is an entertaining read and an important culinary reference sure to inspire any cook -- in the kitchen or in the community.

Editorial Reviews

Marchese
The White Dog Cafe has become not only one of [Philadelphia's] most consistently popular and well-reviewed restaurants, but also Ms. Wicks' chautauqua.
The New York Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Wicks, a community activist, and von Klause, a chef, are partners in a 15-year-old Philadelphia restaurant known for its advocacy of organic foods and innovative food preparation. Here, they offer some 250 recipes. As is often the case with restaurant-based cookbooks, however, a significant number of dishes require considerable skill and time, e.g., Baked Shrimp and Pork Spring Rolls with Apricot-Pickled Ginger Dipping Sauce. The homemade pasta in Braised Wild Mushrooms Under Herb-Printed Pasta requires fresh herbs sandwiched between two thin sheets of dough. Chili-Rubbed Duck Breasts with Sun-Dried Cherry Glaze calls for one cup of Veal Demi-Glac, which can be prepared in advance but takes up to five hours to reduce. Some dishes, such as Watermelon and Shrimp Salad with Jalapeno-Lime Dressing, unite ingredients with startling invention. The authors shine with simpler meals such as Sauted Chicken and Mushrooms in Marsala-Sage Sauce and Tarragon-Braised Lamb Shanks. Photos not seen by PW. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762400072
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

What People are saying about this

Ben Cohen
The White Dog Cafe is food for the body and the spirit. This book will bring joy and great food to your table. It is nourishment in the most complete sense. -- Co-founder, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Alice Waters
The White Dog Cafe is an extraordinary example of a restaurant that offers delicious food, inspired by the local agriculture. Judy Wicks and Kevin von Klause understand the important relationship of food and culture. -- Chef of Chez Panisse

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Judy Wicks Kevin Von Klause Elizabeth Fitzgerald Mardee Haidin Regan

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