Amuses-Bouche: Little Bites That Delight Before the Meal Begins (Hardcover)

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    Rick Tramonto, the executive chef/partner of Tru in Chicago, was named one ofFood & Wine’s Top Ten Best Chefs in the country in 1994 and selected as one of America’s Rising Star Chefs by RobertMondavi in 1995. He has also been nominated four times for the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Midwest, winning the award in 2002. Tru, which opened its doors in May 1999, was nominated for the 2000 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant and named one of the Top 50 Best Restaurants in the World by Conde Nast Traveler. Tramonto is the coauthor, with his partner Gale Gand, ofAmerican Brasserie and Butter Sugar Flour Eggs.

    Mary Goodbody is a nationally known food writer and editor who has worked on more than forty-five books. Her most recent credits include Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Companion,The Garden Entertaining Cookbook, and Back to the Table. She is the editor of the IACP Food Forum Quarterly, was the first editor in chief ofCooks magazine, and is a senior contributing editor for Choc-olatier magazine andPastry Art & Design magazine.

    Tim Turner is a nationally acclaimed food and tabletop photographer. He is a two-time James Beard Award winner for Best Food Photography, winning most recently in 2002. His previous projects includeCharlie Trotter’s Recipes, Charlie Trotter’s Meat and Game, The Inn at Little Washington,Norman’s New World Cuisine (by Norman Van Aken), Jacques Pepin’s Kitchen, andAmerican Brasserie.
    Amuse-bouche (pronounced ah-myuz boosh) are today what hors d'oeuvres were to America in the 1950s: a relatively unknown feature of French culinary tradition that, once introduced, immediately became standard fare. Chefs at many fine restaurants offer guests an amuse-bouche, a bite-sized treat that excites the tongue and delights the eye, before the meal is served. Nobody does it better than the celebrated executive chef/partner of Chicago’s Tru, Rick Tramonto. Amuse-bouche are a fa-vorite of diners at Tru, many of whom come expressly to enjoy the “grand amuse"--an assortment of four different taste sensations.

    Amuse-Bouche offers an array of recipes, from elegant and sophisticated to casual and surprising—but always exquisite—that will inspire home cooks to share these culinary jewels with their guests. From Black Mission Figs with Mascarpone Foam and Prosciutto di Parma to Curried Three-Bean Salad, from Soft Polenta with Forest Mushrooms to Blue Cheese Foam with Port Wine Reduction, Tramonto’s creations will embolden the novice and the experienced cook alike to experiment with unfamiliar ingredients and techniques.

    Organized by type of amuse and season of the year, the book also includes a directory of sources for specialty products. With more than a hundred recipes and with fifty-two full-page color photographs by James Beard Award--winning photographer Tim Turner,Amuse-Bouche enchants the eyes as much as an amuse pleases the palate.

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    ISBN 9780375507601
    Genre COOKING / Courses & Dishes / Appetizers
    Format Hardcover
    Publisher Date 2002-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Random House Inc
    Copyright Year 20020601
    Height 10.5 in
    Wdth 8.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 2.5 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Little Bites That Delight Before the Meal Begins
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Tramonto, Rick

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