Author: Kinch David
Brand: Ten Speed Press
Number Of Pages: 288
Release Date: 23-03-2021
Details: Product Description
120 recipes for the casual meals--from simple breakfasts to 2 a.m. snacks--that the James Beard Award-winning, three-Michelin-starred chef of Manresa cooks at home.
"An instant classic, it defines California cool and wears its sophistication lightly."--Padma Lakshmi
When David Kinch isn't working at one of his four restaurants, he cooks in the salmon-colored bungalow--affectionately known as the Pink Palace--where he lives on the Northern California coast. A casual evening might include a game of limbo played with an old broom handle and dancing to Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" after digging into a rustic pasta made with cans from the pantry, or a simple roasted chicken, or too many oysters to count.
At Home in the Kitchen, David presents the unfussy dishes he cooks most often, including Brussels Sprouts with Cider and Goat Cheese, Mozzarella Crostini with Lemon and Tomato, Penne with a Walnut Sauce, Peel and Eat Shrimp with Garlic and Rosemary, Pork Tenderloins with Coriander and Fennel, Whole Roast Cauliflower with Capers and Egg, Lentil Soup with Smoked Ham, and much more. While each recipe has no more than a few key ingredients, David's clever techniques, subtle twists, and fresh flavor combinations guarantee delicious results in no time at all.
Photographed on location in Santa Cruz, where David surfs, sails, and entertains, this fun and festive cookbook also features his recommendations for the best songs to listen to while cooking and the classic cocktails (rum punch, daiquiris, sangria, margaritas!) that should precede every meal. If you want to add a deliciously laidback vibe to your weeknight dinners, this book is for you.
"This is not the book you're expecting from a big deal chef. It's an engaging look at a guy who just loves cooking for his friends. You end up wishing you could drop in on David for a casual dinner--and in the meantime, you'll want to cook his easygoing dishes for your own friends."
"David Kinch makes cooking easy, seductive, and fun. Beautifully written and well composed, this book will teach you all the classics, everything you need to be an enviable and deft host. The musical playlist alone is worth the price. An instant classic, it defines California cool and wears its sophistication lightly."
--Padma Lakshmi, creator of Taste the Nation and New York Times bestselling author of Love, Loss, and What We Ate
"This book demonstrates the true brilliance of David's cooking . . . simplicity, elegance, and generosity of spirit."
--Carlo Mirarchi, chef/owner of Roberta's and Blanca
"David's passion for thoughtful ingredients is captivating. What a great opportunity to learn his magical cooking at home."
--Nina Compton, chef at Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro
About the Author
David Kinch is the James Beard Award-winning chef and co-owner of Manresa, Manresa Bread, The Bywater, and Mentone. Manresa is a three-Michelin-starred restaurant, a member of Relaix & Chateaux, one of the
San Francisco Chronicle's top 100 restaurants for fifteen consecutive years, and was named to
Bon Appétit's 20 Most Important Restaurants in America list. David is also the author of the
New York Times bestseller
Manresa: An Edible Reflection, and he won an Emmy Award for his role in the PBS series
The Mind of a Chef. He enjoys spending time outside surfing and sailing along the California coast.
Devin Fuller is a writer and culinary professional who formerly worked with Chef Kinch at Manresa.