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- Total Pages: 304
- Genre: General cookery & recipes
- Illustrations: 150
'An absorbing self-portrait of an exceptional cook.' Harold McGee Daniel Patterson is the head chef owner of Coi (pronounced Kwa ), a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco. At Coi, Patterson mixes modern culinary techniques with local, wild and cultivated ingredients to create original dishes that speak of place, memory, and emotion. It's an approach that has earned him a worldwide reputation for pioneering a new kind of Californian cuisine. Patterson is also known for his original food writing, and he has been published in recent years in The New York Times, Bon Appetit and Lucky Peach. Now, in his highly anticipated new book, Coi: Stories and Recipes, Patterson writes a personal account of the restaurant, its dishes and his own unique philosophy about food and cooking. Beginning with a look at California - how Patterson arrived from the East Coast and how he became to feel more at home as the years progressed - the book takes the reader into the Coi kitchen, and through 70 of the restaurant's original dishes such as Chilled Spiced Ratatouille Soup; Carrots Roasted in Coffee Beans, Monterey Bay Abalone with Nettle-Dandelion Salsa Verde; Inverted Cherry Tomato Tart and Lime Marshmallow with Coal-Toasted Meringue. The dishes are explained through a series of personal essays and narrative recipes, offering insight into Patterson's life, family, and inspirations. Coi: Stories and Recipes includes 150 color photographs showing the finished dishes as well as atmospheric images of the restaurant, the California landscape, and portraits of Coi's staff and suppliers. The book features forewords by Peter Meehan and Harold McGee. It is sure to be one of the most talked about cookbooks of the year.
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Daniel Patterson was born in Massachusetts and moved to California in 1989, where he now has three restaurants: Coi (2006), Plum (2010) and Haven (2012). At Coi, Patterson mixes modern culinary techniques with local and cultivated ingredients to create highly original dishes that speak of place, memory and emotion. It is an approach that has won him two Michelin stars and a worldwide reputation for pioneering a new kind of Californian cuisine. Patterson is also a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Lucky Peach, Food & Wine and other publications. Peter Meehan is a food writer and co-editor of quarterly food journal Lucky Peach. He has written for many magazines, including Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and The New York Times, and he has collaborated on a number of cookbooks. Maren Caruso is a San Francisco native who specializes in food photography. Her work has appeared in more than 75 cookbooks and numerous magazines including Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Sunset Magazine, Cook_Inc., and Food & Wine. She won the 2013 One Eyeland Photography Award for Fine Art Photographer of the Year.
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