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The best of the Book & the Cook : a great menus and recipes by America's most talented cookbook authors
Stein-Novack, Phyllis.
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Philadelphia : Camino Books, 1990.
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186 pages ; 23 cm
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TX714 .S75 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Text by Phyllis Stein-Novack, foreword by Julie Dannenbaum. Camino Books,in BIP/stet Books to avoid confusion with another company with similar name/rl $12.95 * ISBN 0-940159-07-4 Forty accomplished contributors make this memento of Philadelphia's annual cooking festival (which pairs famous chefs with local restaurants) a solid and extremely varied collection, although it contains little original material. Cooking enthusiasts will immediately recognize most of the chefs, among them Jacques Pepin, Alice Waters and Louis Szathmary. Each offers a menu of three to five recipes, and every menu has a distinct character. While Vertamae Grosvenor prefers ``pure Southern soul food'' with chitterlings and black-eyed peas, former White House chef Rene Verdon serves up quail with cracked coriander and wilted spinach salad, and Pierre Franey creates a seafood feast that includes cream of mussel soup with saffron. Many of the recipes here are borrowed from other cookbooks: all four of Margaret and Franco Romagnoli's dishes are reprinted from The New Italian Cooking ; Maida Heatter bakes cookies and brownies from Great American Desserts and a cake from Great Desserts. Stein-Novack writes the Tasting column for Mid Atlantic Country magazine. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

``The Book & the Cook'' is an annual event in Philadelphia that brings together cookbook authors, restaurant chefs, and wine authorities to create some memorable meals. Stein-Novack's book features menus from Craig Claiborne, Alice Waters, and Paula Wolfert, among others; almost all the recipes are reprinted from celebrated cookbooks. An enjoyable sampling, but only area libraries and specialized collections need consider. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.