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In the Hands of A Chef: Cooking with Jody Adams of Rialto Restaurant

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How do great chefs make their food taste better? Is it the ingredients they use? Their cooking techniques and equipment? That's part of the answer. But the real secret is that truly great chefs follow their instincts -- the kitchens in their heads. Now, in her first cookbook, Jody Adams, the award-winning chef/co-owner of Boston's Rialto, teaches you how to follow your own ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 1st 2002)
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Valentin Mihov
Jan 24, 2015 Valentin Mihov rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jody Adams, the award-winning chef-owner of Boston's Rialto restaurant, believes that anyone who loves to eat can cook delicious food. Her In the Hands of a Chef bolsters the claim with recipes that help readers follow their instincts to produce great dishes. This is restaurant food that's also approachable by home cooks; the 200-plus recipes, derived from classic European regional cooking but featuring ingredients indigenous to America, should provide pleasure to those who ma

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Suzanne
Jan 04, 2012 Suzanne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Some nice cooking tips & hints however, I thought the recipes a little too complex for someone like me. I am an experienced home cook with moderate to above average skills but in today's economy, any recipes that call for more than seven different ingredients gets a bit too much for an average nights dinner. To a restaurant chef, what I would consider to be special purchase ingredients, are things always at hand.
A nice effort but perhaps not for busy moms trying to feed the family on a budge
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Valerie
Jan 18, 2008 Valerie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the most interesting cookbooks I own--the recipes are unusual and seldom disappoint. I'm vaguely aware that Adams is something of a celebrity in her hometown (Boston); based on this book, that seems deserved. I seldom make desserts, but when I do, they are usually from this book.
Jennifer
Feb 11, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have perused it, but have not yet had the chance to cook any of the recipes. May change my rating and review when I have!!
Jennifer Pyclik
Aug 18, 2008 Jennifer Pyclik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This cookbook has a number of interesting recipes, but the level of difficulty is pretty intense!
Amanda
Aug 24, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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