A Celebration of Women Chefs: Signature Recipes from 30 Culinary Masters

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"You hold in your hands a delightful treasury of recipes written by thirty remarkable women. Their inspiring exampleand their delicious recipesshould help anyone to turn even a dinner at home into a notable love affair." From the Introduction by Alice Waters

A Celebration of Women Chefs showcases the talents of 30 of Americas distinguished female chefs, and highlights the important contributions women are making as they define the cutting edge of the new cuisine at some of todays famous culinary hot spots. Each chef is profiled, followed by a specially designed menu accompanied by wine suggestions and tantalizing photographs. Take an enticing and delectable journey around the country with dynamic menus and recipes for all tastes and occasions: a tempting Mediterranean meal from Joyce Goldstein, tapas from Cindy Pawlcyn, midwestern bounty from Odessa Piper, eclectic southern fare from Susan Spicer, a Greek feast from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, and much more. The book includes a veritable parade of feasts, featuring more than 160 flavorful and inventive recipes. This sumptuously illustrated cookbook is more than just a presentation from the best of the best, it is an inspiration to home chefs everywhere. List of chefs: Jody Adams, Monique Barbeau, Lidia Bastianich, Catherine Brandel, Kathy Cary, Traci des Jardins, Susan Feniger, Nancy Flume, Gale Gand, Elka Gilmore, Joyce Goldstein, Deborah Hughes, Raji Jallepalli, Donna Katzl, Katy Keck, Johanne Killeen, Mary Sue Milliken, Cindy Pawlcyn, Odessa Piper, Debra Ponzek, Nora Pouillon, Patty Queen, Anne Rosenzweig, Teresa Rovito, RoxSand Scocos, Lindsey Shere, Peggy Smith, Susan Spicer, Sarah Stegner, Elizabeth Terry

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. . .Most of the recipes are uncomplicated, and some have as few as five or six ingredients. The chefs provide inspiration as well as helpful tips. -- Syracuse Herald Journal

A fabulous new cookbook serves up recipes by the women on the cutting edge. . .of American restaurant artistry.

Lavishly and luciously produced, with full-color photos throughout. Each of 30 great women chefs presents one full menu, complete with suggested wines. I find great comfort in having a menu organized for me--insecurity, laziness, who knows. I don't always follow them, but just knowing how a professional contrasts flavors and textures is fascinating and fun. . . great to cook from, to look at, and just to read. -- Book Page

Both feminists and restaurant buffs will find much to their liking in this large-format cookbook. As Alice Waters points out in the introduction, it is only fairly recently that women have been allowed to take charge in restaurant kitchens.

In these pages, you can take a tantalizing culinary journey around the country, stopping to 'dine' at 30 restaurants where females wear the top toque. Hear their stories and learn to re-create their signature dishes. -- New York Daily News

This book is truly a celebration, scoffing at the glass ceiling many say exists in the kitchens of America's greatest restaurants. Laurie E. Holloway/Staff -- Nashville, TN Tennessean Jan. 3, 2000

[This book] showcases the talents of 30 distinguished female chefs [with] a profile on each one and a menu from starters to desserts. --Central Coast Adventures Winter 2000

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