Without Reservations: How to Make Bold, Creative, Flavorful Food at Home

Without Reservations: How to Make Bold, Creative, Flavorful Food at Home

by Joey Altman, Jennie Schacht
     
 

Praise for Without Reservations

"In this enticing book, Joey Altman shows us that with the proper techniques, the knowledge and craftsmanship of the professional chef can be translated to the home kitchen with great menus."
Jacques Pépin

"I am lucky enough to be able to cook with Joey quite a bit, and I promise you, Joey

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Praise for Without Reservations

"In this enticing book, Joey Altman shows us that with the proper techniques, the knowledge and craftsmanship of the professional chef can be translated to the home kitchen with great menus."
Jacques Pépin

"I am lucky enough to be able to cook with Joey quite a bit, and I promise you, Joey knows food. With this book, we are lucky to bring his expertise into our own kitchens."
Tyler Florence, host of Tyler's Ultimate on Food Network

"Joey's Without Reservations exudes personality, insight, and enthusiasm. From his tour through the chef's palette of flavors, ingredients, and techniques to his uniquely 'Joey' takes on all the food we want to eat, this is a book that'll inspire many a happy meal."
Rick Bayless, Chef of Chicago's Frontera Grill and host of PBS's Mexico—One Plate at a Time

"This is the kind of food I love to cook and eat! Joey has triumphed with a book chock-full of recipes perfect for every day of the week. And the best part, they're doable. This book should find a place in every cook's library."
Joanne Weir, cookbook author and host of PBS's Joanne Weir's Cooking Class

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Altman, a San Francisco chef and host of Bay Café, a popular local TV cooking show, enthusiastically encourages people to cook California cuisine in their own homes. He introduces an array of global flavors that aim to highlight the best ingredients, particularly citrus and spices, putting a spark into recipes like Island Gazpacho, which features mango, papaya, chiles and horseradish, and Oven-Roasted Beet and Orange Salad. Intriguing combinations like tamarind, pecan and cherries with chicken, or maple, apple and mango with pork augment the dishes' central elements without overwhelming them. Like any good California chef, he gives suggestions for what to drink with main-dish recipes, and he also provides helpful tips throughout about preparation, presentation and ingredients. Altman includes a few simple classics like pasta carbonara, but despite his goal of making chef-style innovation accessible at home, most of the recipes involve numerous steps and techniques that are more suited to cooks with some experience than to absolute beginners. Altman's gusto is infectious for any reasonably confident cook with a love of putting great ingredients to use in unexpected ways. This is an excellent springboard for experimentation. Color photos not seen by PW. (Apr.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470130452
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/21/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Joey Altman is the host of Bay Café, a San Francisco Bay Area television show that has won two James Beard Awards. The more than 1,000 guest chefs who have been on the show include Mario Batali, Jacques Pépin, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Patricia Wells. Joey appears at food and wine events nationwide and as a culinary spokesperson for Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines and Spirits. He was also the host of two FoodNetwork shows, Tasting Napa and Appetite for Adventure. Before his broadcast career, Altman trained as a chef in France and cooked at several top restaurants, including Harvest in Cambridge, Commander's Palace in New Orleans, and Stars and Miss Pearl's Jam House (where he was also co-owner) in San Francisco. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Jennie Schacht is the coauthor of The Wine Lover's Dessert Cookbook and has written for many national and international publications. She is a consultant to the food and healthcare industries, with clients including Chez Panisse Foundation, NapaStyle, and the University of California. She lives in Oakland, California.

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