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A Great American Cook: Recipes from the Home Kitchen of One of Our Most Influential Chefs

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"Widely recognized as one of the fathers of New American cuisine, Jonathan Waxman became a mentor to hundreds of chefs on both coasts. Here he shows you how to flex your culinary muscles while having fun in the kitchen.
A Great American Cook presents Waxmanï¿s finest dishes the way he makes them at home. They include the Red Pepper Pancakes with Corn and Caviar that he crea
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published (first published September 12th 2007)
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Sara Szmodis
Confession: I have a crush on Jonathan Waxman.

And how could you not after reading through his book? He presents unfussy, great food through approachable recipes. So many times, with a title like A Great American Cook, other cookbooks get mired in recipes full of details and techniques that, while beautiful, are something you know is so far along the continuum of difficulty for a home cook that you know you'll only think about making them.

Not so with Waxman's recipes. They focus on solid ingredie
I looked through this book dozens of times and couldn't settle on what I wanted to make. It all looked good, but I'm not a big roast or meat eater and that is a lot of what is in here. I finally made a root vegetable dish, and added a little sausage. It was amazingly delicious. It made me want to make more--so I'll have to try another recipe when I go back through!
Solid and well-put together. The writing is gorgeous thanks to Tom Steele. I borrowed this from the library to browse, but hope to purchase it for myself soon. Waxman's comments on ingredients and kitchens tools are invaluable.
Lauren orso
other than an intolerable forward by bobby flay (UGH), really nice cookbook with simple, new american recipes and lovely tie-in stories about the food and waxman's own life.
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