West Town Tavern/Contemporary Comfort Food by Chef Susan Goss with Drew Goss, published by Chicago's Books Press, an imprint of Chicago's Neighborhoods, Inc, 204 pages, is a cookbook that is filled with four-color photography by Pulitzer Prize winner Dan Dry and was designed by Sam Silvio of Silvio Designs.
Imagine savory, seasonal foods, a well-known wine list (over half by the glass), friendly, professional service and a welcoming atmosphere. That is West Town Tavern, Susan and Drew Goss' popular, award-winning restaurant.
This is the Goss' first cookbook and is filled with over 100 ingredient-inspired signature recipes from Chef Susan's 30 years of experience along with Drew's wine notes that are accessible and at the same time surprising and far-reaching. Divided into seasonal chapters plus an extensive pantry, there are recipes for small plates, large place, deserts and cheeses. The home cook can select one recipe or effortlessly create a three-course menu. Susan "talks" to the home cook like having a chef in the kitchen with you. Drew is no wine snob and his pure joy of drinking wine with food comes through on every page.
This cookbook is generously readable and filled with the Goss' personalities, and each page is packed with professional secrets and tips that will take home cooking to a higher level.