One Good Dish
On this, his first non-menu cookbook, the ny instances food columnist gives a hundred absolutely delicious recipes that epitomize comfort meals, tanis-style. Individually or in aggregate, they make perfect little meals which can be elemental and reachable, yettotally sudden―and there’s some thing to research on every page. Most of the bankruptcy titles there’s “bread makes a meal,” which includes such eye-catching recipes as a ham and gruyère bread pudding, spaghetti and bread crumbs, breaded eggplant cutlets, and david’s model of egg-in-a-hollow. A chapter referred to as “my sort of snack” consists of quail eggs with flavored salt; speckled sushi rice with toasted nori; polenta pizza with crumbled sage; raw beet tartare; and mackerel rillettes. The recipes in “vegetables to envy” variety from a south indian dish of cabbage with black mustard seeds to french grandmother–style vegetables. “strike whilst the iron is hot” is all approximately searing and quick cooking in a cast-iron skillet. Every other chapter highlights dishes you could consume from a bowl with a spoon. And so it goes, with one irrepressible bankruptcy after another, one best meals moment after any other: this is a e-book with recipes to crave.
About the Author
David Tanis has worked as a professional chef for over three decades, and is the author of several acclaimed cookbooks, including A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes, which was chosen as one of the 50 best cookbooks ever by theGuardian/Observer (U.K.) and Heart of the Artichoke, which was nominated for a James Beard Award. He spent many years as chef with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California; he ran the kitchen of the highly praised Café Escalera in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and he operated a successful private supper club in his 17th-century walk-up in Paris. He has written for a number of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian/Observer (U.K.),Cooking Light, Bon Appétit, Fine Cooking, andSaveur. Tanis lives in Manhattan and has been writing the weekly City Kitchen column for the Food section of the New York Times for nearly six years.
I love David Tanis's writing for the New York Times. I now live in the middle of nowhere. However, I do subscribe to the Times online...mostly to ensure access to every single thing in their "Food" section. And so I came to buy my copy of "One Good Dish" a year or two ago. Chef Tanis's recipes are simple, approachable, and the several I've tried have been delicious: Radishes a la Creme (cover photo): although I officially "hate" raw radishes, I loved this dish with its creme fraiche. Swiss Chard al Forno, which was very addictive for this cheesaholic. Finally, Chef Tanis made me understand why I disliked kale: I wasn't cooking it long enough (he cooks it for a full 30 minutes). Voila! The book groups his recipes by concept; for example, "Bread" (recipes in which bread is a central player); or "Iron" (recipes best cooked in iron pots and pans). I'm okay with this unusual chapter organization: I get why a chef who made his name in California (at Chez Panisse) and today writes for the New York Times would have a very hard time classifying recipes or ingredients by season: with one foot on each coast, what's seasonal? Moreover, the TOC in my Kindle version lists every single recipe, and they are all clickable, so I have no problem with the chapters-by-concept organization. Ingredients: with very few exceptions, his dry/bottled ingredients are accessible and, if not already in your pantry, easy to find. I did quick searches for the most obscure, and yes, you will find dried fenugreek, sushi rice, dried kombo, green wakame and dried red dulce seaweed, gunpowder green tea leaves, dried peeled fava beans, and dried hibiscus petals on Amazon prime. I'm assuming you know how to google chorizo in case you're not sure whether it's cheese or charcuterie. Only a handful of the recipes use fresh seafood, including mussels, clams, and scallops. However, two or three other fresh ingredients may be hard to find for some readers, and I'm disappointed that he doesn't suggest substitutions. For example, quail eggs, lemongrass, and Muscovy duck. Still, these are minor quibbles and, on the other hand, often he does a great job with substitutions; for example, "unsweetened coconut (fresh, dried, or frozen). He does provide an "Ingredients" sub-chapter, but it's extremely short. Format review: headnotes are huge for me: I want to know why I should want to make this dish, and they're excellent. Every recipe has a color photo. I mentioned previously that the TOC lists every recipe and is fully clickable. Embedded recipes are clickable. However, there is no Index in my Kindle version. Perhaps editions bought as you are reading this will have an Index? Finally, another reason for my 4.75 = 5 stars is that, on this re-read, I found yet another recipe that I'm dying to make: Polenta Pizza!-Mary C.
After 30 years of trying cookbooks, I have my personal chef in David. I have all three books and cannot get over how. Delicious my meals have become. He has his finger on simplicity, a very difficult, unappreciated art. There is also an elegance to his choices. Nothing is every too heavy or too rich, or, not enough at all. Nor hard to find, or too expensive. And, there is a great balance of variety in his books . Each one varies slightly in direction, but the results are all so pleasing. Couldn't be happier.-Jane Spencee
Yum Tunisian Meatballs! Update : I have made more of the dishes in this book since my last review. I am a mediocre cook but this book helps me be an exceptional one! It is by far my favorite cookbook now. This will be my go-to house warming party gift going forward.-Cadeli
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