Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller

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In the book every home cook has been waiting for, the revered Thomas Keller turns his imagination to the American comfort foods closest to his heart—flaky biscuits, chicken pot pies, New England clam bakes, and cherry pies so delicious and redolent of childhood that they give Proust's madeleines a run for their money. Keller, whose restaurants The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and Per Se in New York have revolutionized American haute cuisine, is equally adept at turning out simpler fare.

In Ad Hoc at Home—a cookbook inspired by the menu of his casual restaurant Ad Hoc in Yountville—he showcases more than 200 recipes for family-style meals. This is Keller at his most playful, serving up such truck-stop classics as Potato Hash with Bacon and Melted Onions and grilled-cheese sandwiches, and heartier fare including beef Stroganoff and roasted spring leg of lamb. In fun, full-color photographs, the great chef gives step-by-step lessons in kitchen basics— here is Keller teaching how to perfectly shape a basic hamburger, truss a chicken, or dress a salad. Best of all, where Keller’s previous best-selling cookbooks were for the ambitious advanced cook, Ad Hoc at Home is filled with quicker and easier recipes that will be embraced by both kitchen novices and more experienced cooks who want the ultimate recipes for American comfort-food classics.

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ISBN : 1579653774
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Amy rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 26, 2009

I know that one of Thomas Keller's goals when opening his restaurant Ad Hoc was to serve the best versions of simple family food: the best fried chicken, the best prime rib. These recipes may in fact represent the best of their kind, but I will never know, because I have zero interest in cooking...

Ted rated it ★★★★☆

July 08, 2010

Now that I've actually worked with the book a little, I can only recommended it with qualifications. It is more down to earth than other Thomas Keller books, but that also just makes it seem like there is less of Thomas Keller in it. Many of the main recipes are staple fare--roast chicken, roast...

Ellen rated it ★★★☆☆

May 21, 2010

Like with other books written by famous chefs intended for the home cook, some of the recipes here are huge. Most of the recipes in Ad Hoc are fine and are sized for four to six servings. I'm talking about the "extras" recipes that make like three gallons of sauce or whatnot. Sure, the recipe say...

Gina rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 27, 2015

I know it's not the end of the month yet, but honestly, I decided more than a week ago I wasn't going to attempt to make anything else out of this cookbook. I might try again sometime in the future when I'm retired or have a robot to help me. Until then, I just don't have the time. This is a beaut...

Maggie rated it ★★★★★

March 29, 2010

Fun, interesting, learning a lot about details that make the dish "right" & love the photos! Mouthwatering! Chief Keller really cares about preparing good food his way. Nothing very practical for me about most of his receipts but who cares? I appreciate the passing on of his considerable know...

Amanda rated it ★★★★☆

February 12, 2013

Beautiful book, excellent technique and lots of very useful instructions with photos on basic but necessary cooking skills, like cutting up a chicken properly for frying. He is also dead on about being prepared for cooking in the intro to the book (read the beginning of the book!): Measure out al...

Terri rated it ★★★★★

March 05, 2013

A beautiful cookbook! Thomas Keller, of the French Laundry, Bouchon, and per se, has written a great book based on the home cooking he remembers from his childhood. This book is full of classics like fried chicken, burgers and fries, mac and cheese, spring vegetable soup, blueberry cobbler, pinea...

Amy rated it ★★★☆☆

December 18, 2015

Gorgeous, mouth-watering book. If I had the time to cook this way, I have no doubt my food would taste remarkable. But I focus a bit more on speed and health than perfect flavor and I don't think I'll be turning to this book too often. Others have given more detailed reviews on the length and det...

Ehrrin rated it ★★★★★

February 16, 2010

I've long lusted after a meal at one of Thomas Keller's restaurants, and it remains one of my dining goals in life. This is the first time I've read one of his cook books, but I'd heard that this one was especially geared to the home cook. It is amazing. At first I was put off by the gargantuan s...

Timm rated it ★★★★★

December 16, 2011

As a chef myself, there's one standard to go by and that is Thomas Keller. With this one, while not all that simple he does come down from the things seen in either the Bouchon or French Laundry Cook Book. While I don't usually cook directly out of them, I use them for inspiration when looking to...

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