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From the Famed New Orleans Chef John Besh: "A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking"


On this edition of ST, we speak with celebrity chef John Besh about his latest book, "My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking." It's a volume aimed not at great cooks per se but, rather, at everyone who recognizes that there are obvious and immediate (and delicious) benefits to making more of one's meals at home. From organizing your kitchen to stocking your pantry, from rescuing those garbage-bound overcooked dishes to demystifying fish cookery, from favorite and long-cherished dishes to practical what-to-do-with-the-leftovers suggestions, this lavishly illustrated and engagingly written cookbook will inspire the novice as well as the expert in the kitchen --- and it will encourage food lovers everywhere to spend more time at the family table. As a critic for Library Journal notes: "Of the recently published books by gourmet chefs on home cooking...James Beard Award-winning Louisiana chef John Besh's latest is easily the most beautiful. This stunning volume is filled with intimate photographs of the Besh family in the kitchen, at the table, and outdoors with friends. Recipes like Risotto of Almost Anything and Whole Roasted Sole with Brown Butter reinforce Besh's Jamie Oliver-like argument that practical home cooking does not require reliance on processed products. Includes some excellent holiday recipes. Highly recommended."

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