Alfred Portale's 12 Seasons Cookbook

Alfred Portale's 12 Seasons Cookbook from Chef Alfred Portale of the Gotham Bar and Grill in New York inspires its readers throughout the different seasons of the year. The book is 436 pages in length, a very comprehensive and recipe rich cookbook. 


Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 436 pages. First edition 

Copyright: 2000 

Publisher: Broadway Books 

Author: Alfred Portale with Andrew Friedman 

ISBN: 9780767906067

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Description: Alfred Portale's 12 Seasons Cookbook takes the home cook on a deeply personal journey through the year in food. Many chapters are ingredient-driven, such as May, which Portale dubs "The Big Bang of the Culinary Year," because of the proliferation of vegetables such as fava beans, asparagus, and morel mushrooms. August, entitled "Seize the Day," presents recipes that lend themselves to late-summer entertaining. "November -- Giving Thanks" is devoted entirely to Portale's interpretations of Thanksgiving standards while "December Celebrations" shares elegant holiday dishes as well as a selection of canapes and food to give as gifts. Portale also offers his unique approach to months like September in which he responds to the post -- Labor Day return to work and school with "Recipes for Busy Times." 

As in his award-winning Alfred Portale's Gotham Bar and Grill Cookbook, Portale provides instructions for planning ahead and for how to vary or expand recipes to accommodate ingredient availability and seasonality. He also includes essays on favorite foods and techniques, tips on preserving, advice on what to drink, and suggestions for thematic menus. Brought to breathtaking life with more than one hundred full-color photographs, Alfred Portale's 12 Seasons Cookbook captures the glory and possibility of every month of the year. 


Condition: Bookboards and interior pages are in beautiful condition. Dust jacket has light creasing. 

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