California Dish : What I Saw (and Cooked) at the American Culinary Revolution (Paperback)

Author: Tower, Jeremiah

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Widely recognized as the godfather of modern American cooking and a mentor to such rising celebrity chefs as Mario Batali, Jeremiah Tower is one of the most influential cooks of the last thirty years. Now, the former chef and partner at Chez Panisse and the genius behind Stars San Francisco tells the story of his lifelong love affair with food -- an affair that helped to spark an international culinary revolution.

Tower shares with wit and honesty the real dish on cooking, chefs, celebrities, and what really goes on in the kitchen. Above all, Tower rhapsodizes about food -- the meals choreographed like great ballets, the menus scored like concertos. No other book reveals more about the seeds sown in the seventies, the excesses of the eighties, and the self-congratulations of the nineties. No other chef/restaurateur who was there at the very beginning is better positioned than Jeremiah Tower to tell the story of the American culinary revolution.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780743228459
SKU 36297983
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0743228456
Release Date 11/19/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1T
Praise
"[W]hen Tower writes of his inspirations and the extraordinary foods and people he worked with, he is unfailing intriguing and righteously grounded."
"Tower still knows how to dish: his book describes experiences with drugs, encounters with celebrities, his own bisexuality and tiffs with Alice Waters, his Chez Panisse business partner."
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Annotation Maser chef Jerome Tower recounts the story of his life, which has revolved around food. He writes about his friendship with Alice Waters, his thoughts on celebrity, his inspirations, and of course the joys of cooking.
Editors Note The chef-author of Jeremiah Tower Cooks shares reminiscences of his celebrated culinary career, love for the cooking arts, behind-the-scenes bedlam in the kitchen, lavish restaurants, and the "soap opera" lifestyle of the business while honoring other kitchen greats such as James Beard and Alice Waters.
Editors Note 2 Widely recognized as the godfather of modern American cooking and a mentor to such rising celebrity chefs as Mario Batali, Jeremiah Tower is one of the most influential cooks of the last thirty years. Now, the former chef and partner at Chez Panisse and the genius behind Stars San Francisco tells the story of his lifelong love affair with food -- an affair that helped to spark an international culinary revolution.Tower shares with wit and honesty the real dish on cooking, chefs, celebrities, and what really goes on in the kitchen. Above all, Tower rhapsodizes about food -- the meals choreographed like great ballets, the menus scored like concertos. No other book reveals more about the seeds sown in the seventies, the excesses of the eighties, and the self-congratulations of the nineties. No other chef/restaurateur who was there at the very beginning is better positioned than Jeremiah Tower to tell the story of the American culinary revolution.
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