Item description for Compliments Of The Chef by Vanessa Frank...
A unique collection of 33 endlessly imaginative recipes from the world-class chefs who work their culinary magic at Southern California's most famous restaurants! Now the home-based "chef" can wow dinner guests with these sumptuous savories from celebrated eating spots, or simply create a romantic evening at home, topped with inspiring cuisine. In addition to the recipes, behind-the-scenes interviews with the eclectic Master Chefs provide cooking tips, anecdotes and more than a few personal culinary secrets. Restaurants Include: Valentino's, Morton's, Border Grill, The Palm, L'Orangerie, Rockenwagner and Drago, among others. The author's proceeds from Compliments Of The Chef are being donated to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank to further its work in providing food and meals to the homeless and disadvantaged.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.72" Width: 7.32" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.07 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2002
Publisher Tallfellow Press
ISBN 1931290067 ISBN13 9781931290067
Reviews - What do customers think about Compliments Of The Chef?
This Book Makes Me Sooo Hungry! Aug 8, 2003
This is a great book, truly. I just gave a copy to a friend who's an amateur gourmet cook, and he's very pleased.
The basic premise is that a number of chefs from fancy Los Angeles restaurants have contributed recipes for some of their signature dishes. The photos of the food are vivid and mouth-watering (see p. 120 -- The Four Oaks' Horse Radish Crusted Salmon with Orange Vodka Broth is tempting me right now).
The truly neat thing is that the author interviewed each chef with the same set of questions -- some of them about cooking (i.e. "What are your five home pantry staples?") but others are personal and offer a peek into someone else's private life ("What's your typical breakfast?").
Always interesting when you get to discover that a famous chef's favorite snack food is ... They make have finely developed palates, but they can still eat junk like the rest of us.
All in all, a real delight, and a great gift for anyone who loves food and likes to cook.