William Morrow | HarperCollins Publishers

                              William Morrow | HarperCollins Publishers

 

On sale October 25, 2016

A Recipe for Cooking

Foreword by Chris Thile

"The best beginner’s cookbook of the year, if not the decade. In addition to being warm, funny and smart, Twelve Recipes will actually teach you to cook. . . . [Peternell] can nudge anyone, from novice to expert, to want to be a better cook. . . . His wit and intelligence are apparent throughout."

- The New York Times Book Review on Twelve Recipes

The follow-up to the bestselling, IACP Award-winning Twelve Recipes, A Recipe for Cooking provides next level, home-cook-friendly recipes for occasions large and small. Here you’ll find everything you need to cook for big get-togethers, holiday feasts, family occasions, and a special dinner for two. Organized by season, this celebratory book helps cooks plan their meals from first bite to last—how a meal should start, what should be the main attraction, what should be served alongside, and how to choose the perfect finish.

A Recipes for Cooking offers a range of delicious, easy-to-master fare, including a Savory Flaky Tart with Onions, Olives, and Anchovies; Vegetable Fritters; Citrus Salad with Ginger, Cilantro, and Saffron-toasted Pistachios; Fish and Shellfish Soup; Rolled Pork Loin Roast Stuffed with Olives and Herbs; 15-Layer Lasagna; Belgian Endive Gratin with Pecorino and Prosciutto; and an Orange and Cardamom Cream Tart.

Here are meals to share with close family and good friends—to laugh, drink, and cook with—as well as dishes that give you some quiet time in the kitchen, slicing, seasoning, and simmering. With food to make introductions, to commemorate, to celebrate, even, on occasion, to gently instigate, A Recipe for Cooking is Cal Peternell at his wittiest, warmest, and most inspiring.

  Cal Peternell grew up on a small farm in New Jersey and earned a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Living in Italy with his wife, artist Kathleen Henderson, Cal was inspired to pursue a cooking career. After working at various acclaimed restaurants in San Francisco and Boston, including BIX, Loretta Keller’s Bizou, Lydia Shire’s BIBA, and Chris Schlesinger’s the Blue Room, he landed at Chez Panisse. Cal and his wife have three sons and live in the Bay Area. 

 

Cal Peternell grew up on a small farm in New Jersey and earned a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Living in Italy with his wife, artist Kathleen Henderson, Cal was inspired to pursue a cooking career. After working at various acclaimed restaurants in San Francisco and Boston, including BIXLoretta Keller’s Bizou, Lydia Shire’s BIBA, and Chris Schlesinger’s the Blue Room, he landed at Chez Panisse. Cal and his wife have three sons and live in the Bay Area.