The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved Restaurant

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W. W. Norton & Company, Sep 17, 2002 - Cooking - 547 pages
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For twenty-four years, in an odd and intimate warren of rooms, San Franciscans of every variety have come to the Zuni Café with high expectations and have rarely left disappointed.

In The Zuni Café Cookbook, a book customers have been anticipating for years, chef and owner Judy Rodgers provides recipes for Zuni's most well-known dishes, ranging from the Zuni Roast Chicken to the Espresso Granita. But Zuni's appeal goes beyond recipes. Harold McGee concludes, "What makes The Zuni Café Cookbook a real treasure is the voice of Zuni's Judy Rodgers," whose book "repeatedly sheds a fresh and revealing light on ingredients and dishes, and even on the nature of cooking itself." Deborah Madison (Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone) says the introduction alone "should be required reading for every person who might cook something someday."
 

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Rogers has been running San Francisco's Zuni Cafe for decades, and this book provides much insight into the restaurant and recipes for its best-known dishes. Much more than a souvenir collection of ... Read full review

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Recipes often rely on each other for integrated meals. Very tasty, though sometimes fussy. Never had a bad meal from this book. Very pleased with it. Read full review

Contents

Deciding What to Cook
30
On Weighing Measuring
40
Choosing the Wines by Gerald Asher
52
Ingredients Related Techniques
505
Sources Resources
518
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Gerald Asher is a lifelong devotee to wine. Wine editor of Gourmet for 30 years, he has been honored for his writing and work in the international wine trade. He holds the Order of the Mérite Agricole from the French government and is an inductee of California’s Vintners’ Hall of Fame.

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