Vincent's Cookbook Camelback Restaurant, Phoenix, Arizona: Signed Edition
Vincent's Cookbook from the popular restaurant on Camelback in Phoenix and is a signed edition, hand-autographed and inscribed by Vincent Guerithault. The cookbook combines French and Southwestern cooking styles in its recipes. Chef and author Vincent Guerithault is the owner of Camelback Restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 276 pages
Copyright: 1994, First Printing - Signed by Author
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Author: Vincent Guerithault with John Mariani
Description: When classically trained French chef Vincent Guerithault first came to the United States, he didn't even know what an avocado was, much less a chili, a jicama, or a tomatillo. But after moving to Phoenix to open his own restaurant, he decided to do something a little "different" by combining his French background with the local ingredients. Out of this synthesis of two distinct culinary cultures has come some of the best, most innovative cuisine being created in America today.
From "Duck Tamales with Cilantro Beurre Blanc" to "Bell Pepper and Pine Nut Brioche Buns" to "Grilled Quail with Jicama" to "Creme Bruleee in Sweet Taco Shells," Vincent's will walk you through over 200 of chef Vincent's culinary coups.
Complete with a preface and introduction on Southwestern cuisine by nationally acclaimed food writer John Mariani, this elegant compendium defines a new American cuisine.
Beginning his culinary career at 16 in Les Baux de Provence, Vincent Guerithault went on to apprentice in some of the most famous kitchens in France, including Maxims, the French Navy, and Fauchon (one of the top specialty food shops in Paris). In 1976 he came to the United States as a sous-chef for Jean Banchet at Le Francais in Wheeling, Illinois, and later moved to Arizona, where he first became introduced to many of the Southwestern ingredients that have since become a staple in his cooking. In 1986 he opened Vincent Guerithault on Camelback in Phoenix which has been recognized as one of the best Southwestern restaurants in the country. His unique style has earned him widespread praise, including a coveted James Beard regional award for America's Best Chef Southwest.
Condition: Good condition, jacket has some surface scratches.
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