The Open Hand Cookbook

The Open Hand Cookbook features gourmet recipes from California's top chefs including Ken Hom, Alice Waters, Hubert Keller, John Ash, and more. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 304 pages 

Copyright: 1989 

Publisher: Pocket Books 

Author: Robert C. Schneider 

ISBN: 9780671680640

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Description: Restaurant dining can be delicious and exciting, but nothing can compare with the feeling of warmth and well-being that comes from a fine home-cooked meal, in which each ingredient has been chosen and prepared with love. 

Now, in this unique collection, 63 of the most celebrated California chefs share their favorite menus -- the special meals they create at home for the people they love. 

Arranged by season, The Open Hand Cookbook includes menus for any occasion, from a picnic breakfast to a Mexican dinner party to a Mother's Day luncheon. There is a glorious variety of recipes, from Ken Hom's exotic 5-Spice Roast Squabs with Rice-Wine and Butter Sauce to Joyce Goldstein's homey Sauerbraten with Potato Pancakes and Red Cabbage, to Bradley M. Ogden's delicate Creamy Cepe Polenta. 

Try Green Garlic and Potato Soup with Grilled Sourdough Bread from Alice Water's Informal Late-Spring Dinner, Mandarin Steak Salad from Wolfgang Puck's L.A. Supper, Cornmeal Blinis with Smoked Sturgeon and Caviar from Jeremiah Tower's summertime Menu for Friends, or Plum Crisp from Deborah Madison's Simple Southwestern Dinner for a Summer Eve. 


Condition: Dust jacket has some laminate wear. Book material has small tear. 

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