Personal Favorites The Chefs of Las Vegas Cookbook
Thirteen chefs that are known for their contribution to the Las Vegas culinary scene are showcased with some of their recipes inside this Personal Favorites: The Chefs of Las Vegas cookbook. Michael Mina, Tom Colicchio, Julian Serrano, and ten other chefs each offer up three of their best recipes.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 181 pages.
Publisher: Stephens Press
Author: Heidi Knapp Rinella
Description: There are cookbooks and there are biographies, but rarely are the two combined as they are in Personal Favorites: The Chefs of Las Vegas.
The very concept of Las Vegas dining has experienced unprecedented change during the past decade. While a few chefs were keeping the faith in scattered locations in some of the city's resorts and a few neighborhood locations, the gambling mecca for many years was known primarily for food for the masses, cheap and in huge quantities.
Powdered scrambled eggs, overflowing buffets of steam-table staples, oh-so-skinny prime rib with watery mashed potatoes and rubber shrimp were the stock in trade. That began to change in the '90s, as a steady stream of celebrity chefs and lesser-known but equally talented lights began a parade to the city. It continues today, when visitors to Las Vegas can win at both the dining and gaming tables.
Personal Favorites takes a look at 13 men and women who have helped make the city a world-class dining destination. These are their photos, their recipes and their stories.
Condition: Good condition.