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Food Schmooze: Beach Picnics; The Domaine Chandon Cookbook; The Frankies Spuntino

Thomas Ricker

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The Domaine Chandon Cookbook: Recipes from Etoile Restaurant

Domaine Chandon is a French-owned wine producer in Napa Valley. Its Michelin-starred restaurant, étoile, is the only fine-dining restaurant within a winery in the Wine Country. With a seasonal menu created to showcase Domaine Chandon's sparkling and still wines, étoile takes inspiration from the culinary tradition and playful delicacy of nouvelle cuisine. It's more than just a place to eat. It's a lifestyle and a state of mind, reflected in the 75 recipes collected here and culled from the restaurant's repertoire, covering everything from soups to desserts. Including a guide to pairing wines with foods, as well as suggested wines for each recipe, this book gorgeously illuminates the good life with more than 75 vivid photographs.

The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual

From Brooklyn's sizzling restaurant scene, the hottest cookbook of the season...

From urban singles to families with kids, local residents to the Hollywood set, everyone flocks to Frankies Spuntino—a tin-ceilinged, brick-walled restaurant in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens—for food that is "completely satisfying" (wrote Frank Bruni in The New York Times). The two Franks, both veterans of gourmet kitchens, created a menu filled with new classics: Italian American comfort food re-imagined with great ingredients and greenmarket sides. This witty cookbook, with its gilded edges and embossed cover, may look old-fashioned, but the recipes are just we want to eat now. The entire Frankies menu is adapted here for the home cook—from small bites including Cremini Mushroom and Truffle Oil Crostini, to such salads as Escarole with Sliced Onion & Walnuts, to hearty main dishes including homemade Cavatelli with Hot Sausage & Browned Butter. With shortcuts and insider tricks gleaned from years in gourmet kitchens, easy tutorials on making fresh pasta or tying braciola, and an amusing discourse on Brooklyn-style Sunday "sauce" (ragu), The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Kitchen Manual will seduce both experienced home cooks and a younger audience that is newer to the kitchen.

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