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The Open Hand cookbook : great chefs cook for friends
Schneider, Robert C.
Publication Information:
New York : Pocket Books, [1989]

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xvi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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TX714 .O64 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Booklist Review

Project Open Hand is a charity that feeds people with AIDS and ARC. Now expanding nationally, Open Hand began in San Francisco, which explains why the 59 contributors to this fine cookbook include not only food growers, producers, writers, and teachers, but a wide array of the top chefs in Northern California--among them, Paul Bertolli, Marion Cunningham, Joyce Goldstein, Ken Hom, and Peggy Knickerbocker. Himself an accomplished chef, editor Schneider explains in his introduction that the theme of meals for friends was "chosen to mirror the compassion and comfort so evident in the Open Hand program" and that "cooking for loved ones . . . presents the opportunity to achieve another dimension of nourishment, something more elusive and subtle than simply the nutritional components of food." This eclectic cookbook offers seasonal menus, breakfast through after-theater supper, spring through winter, and features the variety of regional American, ethnic, and innovative foods for which Northern California cuisine is known worldwide. Line drawings; to be indexed. --Liz Mitchell

Library Journal Review

The list of contributors to this benefit cookbook (Project Open Hand provides meals to AIDS patients) includes most of the hot names in the California cooking world, from Alice Waters to Laura Chenel to Wolfgang Puck. Each has provided a seasonal menu for a special occasion, as informal as a summer picnic, as festive as a champagne birthday brunch. Some meals are California-style cuisine, but Carlo Middione's menu is Italian, Ken Hom's is an East-West mix, and so on--in short, an appealingly eclectic collection from some great cooks. Recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.