Thursday, February 17, 2011

Welcome Books Presents Two NEW Exceptional Cookbooks for Fall 2011

Lucy Lean former editor of edible LA, and Marissa Guggiana, author of last fall’s best selling Primal Cuts, have each traveled America this last year… interviewing, writing, photographing, and collecting recipes for what will become two of the most exciting food books in the fall…very local, very sustainable, very delicious.
MADE IN AMERICA: Our Best Chefs Reinvent Comfort Food

Lean delved through thousands of turn-of-the-20th century cookbooks to define the 100 traditional recipes that best represent America’s culinary legacy, and then challenged today’s master chefs to deconstruct and rebuild them in entirely original ways: Charlie Palmer’s Baked Beans, Alain Ducasse’s French Onion Soup, Mario Batali’s Pappardelle Bolognese, Nancy Silverton’s "Good" Bread, John Besh’s Banana Rum Cake, Tom Colicchio’s Chicken Noodle Soup, Bobby Flay’s Hamburgers, Daniel Boulud’s Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, Lidia Bastianich’s Lasagna …

Made in America showcases our favorite dishes as conceived by our finest chefs.

288 pages, 8 x 10, hardcover, $40.00 ($45.00 CAN),
100 chefs, 150 full color photographs,
ISBN: 978-1-59962-101-2.
On sale: 10/4/11

OFF THE MENU: Staff Meals from America’s Top Restaurants
Guggiana turned her attention to the best-kept secret of the restaurant world: what the staff eats for dinner! Off the Menu is an evocative, intimate portrayal of the most remarkable, mouthwatering , multi-cultural and budget conscious of these family meals —from Paul Liebrandt’s Lamb Shepherd’s Pie and Christian Caiazzo’s Pork Chile Verde to Zingerman’s Beer and Cheddar Soup and Aquavit’s Swedish Veal Stew—and translated them for the home cook. We are given access to the stories behind these meals and they are accompanied by wine recommendations and fascinating and revealing “Escoffier” Q&A's with each of the chefs.

288 pages, 9 x 9, Hardcover, $40.00 ($45.00 CAN),
60 chefs, 60 restaurants, 100 full color photographs,
ISBN: 978-1-59962-102-9.
On sale: 10/11/11

Welcome Books—a small, independent publishing house in New York (distributed by Random House) put its toe in the world of food publishing in 2008, with the publication of American Farmer, photographed by Paul Mobley with interviews by Katrina Fried. In 2009, Douglas Gayeton’s utterly seminal Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town was launched through the forces of dozens of great Italian restaurants across the United States. In 2010, Marissa Guggiana’s Primal Cuts: Cooking with America’s Best Butchers and the elegant and authentic Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily by Jessica Theroux were selected by reviewers, retailers and customers as two of the best books celebrating local and sustainable food.

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