Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter Cookbook - Signed Edition

The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter cookbook is an absolutely stunning cookbook with beautiful photography and equally enticing recipes. One of the country's great master chefs brings you a closer look at the dishes from his popular TV cooking show of the same name. This cookbook is hand signed and inscribed to the original owners by Charlie Trotter. 

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Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 240 pages 

Copyright: 1999. First printing 

Publisher: Ten Speed Press 

Author: Charlie Trotter 

ISBN: 9780898159974

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Description: The self-taught, improvisational chef is a rare find. Master chef Charlie Trotter is perhaps the rarest of his kind, an inspiration for all home chefs who have no formal training but all the right instincts. In Trotter's long-awaited tele­vision cooking show, also titled The Kitchen Sessions, he conducts informal lessons that show how simple it can be to transform wonderful ingredients and a passion for food into rhapsodic dishes. 

In this companion volume, Trotter shares the two recipes he developed for each of the cooking show's thirteen segments, as well as four more per chapter. Each of the chapters is a study in a single ingredient or specific dish that Trotter considers elemental to fine cuisine. Soup, salad, lobster, scallop, catfish, salmon, tuna, pasta, poultry, pork, duck, beef, and dessert share the spotlight, and Trotter demonstrates the range of culinary chords that make a dish truly sing. True to Trotter's improvisa­tional style, each of the recipes was simply an idea when he walked onto the set of the cooking show and began composing the ingredients assembled before him into such innovative recipes as: 

  • Lobster Tabbouleh with Apricot Curry Sauce
  • Tuna "Napoleon" with Crispy Potato Tuiles and Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce
  • Blue Cheese Ravioli with Basil-Infused Tomato Water
  • Tamarind-Glazed Roasted Chicken with Apple-Onion-Potato Purge
  • Shredded Pork with Wild Rice Pancakes and Pecan Sauce
  • Stir-Fry of Sesame Oil--Marinated Duck and Shiitake Mushrooms with Star Anise--Plum Sauce
  • Zinfandel-Braised Short Ribs with Mustard Spaetzle and Aromatic Vegetables
  • Chocolate-Ginger Truffle Tart with Pear-Caramel Sauce

In thirteen delightful sessions, Trotter demonstrates the techniques and spontaneity that take place behind the stage at his now legendary namesake restaurant in Chicago. Mix his inspired ideas with a feel for the rhythm of good cook­ing and the jazzy compositions will fill your kitchen too.  

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Condition: Good condition. Front jacket has scratch. Book board has light wear at bottom edge. 

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