Zuni Cafe Cookbook

Zuni Cafe Cookbook


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ISBN-13: 9780393020434
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 552
Sales rank: 192,493
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Judy Rodgers (1956—2013) was chef and owner of the Zuni Café in San Francisco.

Gerald Asher is a lifelong devotee to wine. Wine editor of Gourmet for 30 years, he has been honored for his writing and work in the international wine trade. He holds the Order of the Mérite Agricole from the French government and is an inductee of California’s Vintners’ Hall of Fame.

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Zuni Cafe Cookbook 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my 'desert island' cookbook: if I could only have one, I'd take Zuni along. The idea behind the food is simplicity and elegance. The explanations are clear and aren't annoyingly trimmed of important details, as has become the vogue with some recent cookbooks. And the results from my kitchen have never been less that spectacular. As I type, I'm sitting over a bowl of pappa al pomodoro soup, and its silky, steamy, rustic flavors are scrape-the-pot good. This is no soupy mess as so many pappa al pomodoros turn out. No, the Zuni recipe is all about the elemental flavor of tomatoes¿now-sweet and now-tart, bright and fragrant¿slicked and enriched with plenty of good, fruity olive oil and bathing soft, swollen bread. This whole cookbook is planned on that theme: simple ideas, but combined in a way that elevates the whole thing to the divine. That said, this is not a cookbook for cooks interested in making 'good down-home cooking'. This is for people who are a little more serious about the art of food. It helps a lot to already have experience in basic French techniques. You don't have to be a gourmet chef, by any means 'Not at all! I'm just a home cook who likes fabulous food enough to be adventurous', but this is written for the skill level of people who will have a little imagination with the recipes once they've mastered the basics. Complaints of 'not finding exotic ingredients' may be related to this: I don't live in California or the US, but I've found that I can successfully substitute fresh local produce if I'm imaginative, and the basic techniques for the recipes hold true. So don't be afraid to play around! And for goodness sakes, buy this cookbook!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ladies if you looking for a book that will give you new ideas for new dishes to make for family and friends, then I do NOT recommend this book. I have lived overseas for the past 10 years because of my husbands work, and I find myself limited on ingredients (not too terribly) but you won't find an ounce of duck fat in my kitchen. So with limited time, and an imagination in need of a boost this cookbook didn't seem directed at your 'everyday' cook. Didn't care for it at all, and didn't enjoy trying to figure out what an ingredient was or what a phrase may or may not mean in French.
sturlington on LibraryThing 8 hours ago
This is a beautiful cookbook that is very different from my other cookbooks. The recipes are very detailed and contain a lot of useful advice, but are not simple to make. I would consider this project cooking, for when I want to spend some time in the kitchen or prepare something special.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an amazing cookbook! Full of detail and delicious recipes that aren't too hard to make. Voted one of the best cookbooks of the year by the New York Times.