Norman's New World Cuisine
Norman's New World Cuisine is a cookbook from the acclaimed chef and owner of Norman's in Miama, Norman Van Aken. This top chef has won numerous culinary awards. Here are 160 recipes that offer unforgettable flavor.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 312 pages.
Publisher: Random House
Author: Norman Van Aken
Description: Chef/proprietor of Norman's, the widely acclaimed new Miami restaurant, Norman Van Aken is the founding genius and champion of America's most visionary new cuisine. His dazzling New World Cuisine -- a blend of Latin, Caribbean, Asian, and American flavors -- celebrates America's dynamic ethnic mix. Healthful and vibrant with flavor, this is the cuisine of the future.
Norman Van Aken received the James Beard Award in 1997 for the Best Chef in the Southeast and the Robert Mondavi Culinary Award of Excellence in 1996. He was one of three nominees for the Julia Child/IACP Award for the Best Chef of the Year and was selected by Cooking Light as one of the top five chefs in America.
There are over 160 recipes in this book -- for everything from cocktails and sunset snacks (Machete Colada, Calypso Calamari) to soups (White Bean, Chorizo, and Collard Greens Caleb; Cracked-Hacked Conch Chowder with Saffron, Coconut, and Oranges) and seviches, salads, and paellas. Norman's fish fare is unforgettable -- Rhum and Pepper- Painted Grouper, Grilled Florida Spiny Lobster with a Spicy Cumin Seed Drizzle, Yuca-Crusted Florida Striped Bass -- and his recipes for birds, such as Roasted Stuffed Game Hen with Pearl Onions and Sherry, are breathtaking. And then there are Our Just Desserts: A Cubano Bread Pudding Brulee, Havana Bananas with Barbados Rhum, a Stirfry of Exotic Tropical Fruits in Aromatic Spiced Crepes.
Every recipe was tested at home and is set forth with great clarity by John Harrisson, a former teacher and veteran cookbook writer. Full of vitality and startling originality, Norman's New World Cuisine will introduce you to the treasures of Norman Van Aken's irresistible world of flavors.
Condition: Good condition. Jacket has small tears at the corners.