Sunday Suppers at Lucques

Sunday Suppers at Lucques

Book - 2005
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Few chefs in America have won more acclaim than Suzanne Goin, owner of Lucques restaurant. A chef of impeccable pedigree, she got her start cooking at some of the best restaurants in the world–L’Arpège. Olives, and Chez Panisse, to name a few–places where she acquired top-notch skills to match her already flawless culinary instincts. “A great many cooks have come through the kitchen at Chez Panisse,” observes the legendary Alice Waters, “But Suzanne Goin was a stand-out. We all knew immediately that one day she would have a restaurant of her own, and that other cooks would be coming to her for kitchen wisdom and a warm welcome.”

And come they have, in droves. Since opening her L.A. restaurant, Lucques, in 1998, Goin’s cooking has garnered extraordinary accolades. Lucques is now recognized as one of the best restaurants in the country, and she is widely acknowledged as one of the most talented chefs around. Goin’s gospel is her commitment to the freshest ingredients available; her way of combining those ingredients in novel but impeccably appropriate ways continues to awe those who dine at her restaurant.

Her Sunday Supper menus at Lucques–ever changing and always tied to the produce of the season–have drawn raves from all quarters: critics, fellow chefs, and Lucques’s devoted clientele. Now, in her long-awaited cookbook, Sunday Suppers at Lucques, Goin offers the general public, for the first time, the menus that have made her famous.

This inspired cookbook contains:

§132 recipes in all, arranged into four-course menus and organized by season. Each recipes contains detailed instructions that distill the creation of these elegant and classy dishes down to easy-to-follow steps. Recipes include: Braised Beef Shortribs with Potato Puree and Horseradish Cream; Cranberry Walnut Clafoutis; Warm Crepes with Lemon Zest and Hazelnut Brown Butter
§75 full-color photographs that illustrate not only the beauty of the food but the graceful plating techniques that Suzanne Goin is known for
§A wealth of information on seasonal produce–everything from reading a ripe squash to making the most of its flavors. She even tells us where to purchase the best fruit, vegetables, and pantry items
§Detailed instruction on standard cooking techniques both simple and involved, from making breadcrumbs to grilling duck
§A foreword by Alice Waters, owner and head chef of Chez Panisse restaurant and mentor to Suzanne Goin (one-time Chez Panisse line cook)

With this book, Goin gives readers a sublime collection of destined-to-be-classic recipes. More than that, however, she offers advice on how home cooks can truly enjoy the process of cooking and make that process their own. One Sunday with Suzanne Goin is guaranteed to change your approach to cooking–not to mention transform your results in the kitchen.

Baker & Taylor
Introduces Sunday supper recipes served at the Los Angeles restaurant, Lucques, organized according to season, demonstrating the importance of fresh ingredients combined in unexpected ways to create appetizers, main courses, and desserts.

Blackwell North Amer
Few chefs in American have won more acclaim than Suzanne Goin. Since opening her Los Angeles restaurant Lucques in 1998, Goin's cooking has garnered extraordinary accolades, and Lucques is now recognized as one of the country's best restaurants. One reason for all the attention is the Lucques Sunday supper, the result of Goin's efforts to re-create the atmosphere of a relaxed family dinner (a cherished ritual from Goin's childhood) at the restaurant. She hit upon the idea of serving Sunday dinners family-style, changing the menu each week and focusing on comforting foods that are rooted in the produce of the season. Sunday suppers were born, and they've been drawing raves ever since. Now, in her long-awaited cookbook, Sunday Suppers at Lucques, Goin offers home cooks the recipes that have made her famous. Almost 130 recipes are arranged into three-course menus and organized by season. Ninety full-color photographs illustrate not only the beauty of the food but also the graceful plating techniques for which Suzanne Goin is known.

Baker
& Taylor

The chef of one of the finest restaurant's in America, Lucques, introduces her Sunday supper recipes, organized according to season, to demonstrate the importance of fresh ingredients combined in unexpected ways, featuring a wide array of appetizers, main courses, side dishes, and desserts. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400042159
1400042151
Branch Call Number: 641.5944 GOI
Characteristics: xviii, 398 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Gelber, Teri

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