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Riassunto: A little storefront restaurant opened in a downtown neighborhood of Philadelphia in 1973. It was simply named Frog. Out of that little eatery grew a collection of some of America's most innovative and successful restaurants, including Frog, The Commissary, and a catering operation known as Frog/Commissary Catering. From their founding chef/restaurateur, Steven Poses, and his colleagues Anne Clark and Becky Roller, comes a sumptuous cookbook that brings together hundreds of kitchen-tested recipes, tips, and information about their personal approach to food preparation.
Organized by meal course, the book contains a multitude of creative recipes, adapted for serving at home and reflecting a quixotic, multiethnic blend of foods and ingredients. Full of insider tips on food preparation and service and delightful anecdotes, this bountiful feast of information is also a lavish treat for the eyes, with Becky Roller's wonderful drawings and calligraphy gracing each page. The Frog/Commissary Cookbook is the perfect introduction to a very special culinary world--and the ideal addition to every cook's home library.
Recensione: Originally published in 1985, The Frog Commissary Cookbook harks back to a time when a reader wouldn't be too likely to choke upon reading a chowder recipe that called for a quart of half-and-half. Those were the days, author Steven Poses suggests in his foreword, when you could graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in sociology, put in some time in the Peace Corps and the antiwar movement, work your way up from busboy to sous chef in a mainstream French restaurant and, with a copy of Jane Jacob's Death and Life of Great American Cities tucked under one arm and a total investment of $35,000, open a restaurant all your own in Philadelphia. Such was the success of Frog, its eclectic menu reaching out to many a flavor-starved palate, that seven years later Poses could reopen with a $1 million budget and expand into other restaurant ventures.
The Frog Commissary Cookbook rises out of the experience of Poses's restaurants and catering business. It's not an easy collection to finger, to size up and categorize with a single swipe of the pen. And that makes for some exciting page turning. This would be a good book to have on the shelf and open when you simply don't know what to do or what you are looking for.
You'll find goodies like Bourbon Pecans (this "Hors d'Oeuvres" section ends with 25 quick ideas; the same is true of the "Salads" and "Pizzas" sections), Chicken in Romaine Leaves with Lime Hot Sauce, Corn and Clam Chowder, a plethora of creative salads and dressings, Seafood Stew with Aioli, Stir-fried Duck with Chinese Sausage, Italian Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus and Prosciutto, and Pumpkin Waffles. This book is all over the place, leaving a trail of deliciousness in its wake.
According to Poses, exemplary care was taken to work out the recipes in an apartment kitchen and not on a professional stove. While all the recipes have proved popular over the years in Poses's restaurants, they were all written from scratch for the home cook. --Schuyler Ingle
Titolo: Frog Commissary Cookbook
Casa editrice: Doubleday
Data di pubblicazione: 1985
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Doubleday, 1985. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP12660847
Descrizione libro Doubleday. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0385184565 Inscribed by one of the authors, Steve Poses; pages are mostly clean and unmarked but there are a few light stains on last couple pages and some yellowing on the first few pages; neatly inked gift inscription on front flyleaf; dust jacket has open and closed rips at top and bottom edges, otherwise clean and intact with a diagonal cut on the upper front flap; cover is clean and sturdy. Codice libro della libreria COOK-075-ZAPP
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803851845644.0
Descrizione libro Doubleday, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-139-56-0153300
Descrizione libro Doubleday, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020385184565
Descrizione libro Doubleday, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0385184565
Descrizione libro Doubleday, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0385184565