Come In, We're Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World's Best Restaurants

Hardcover | October 2, 2012

byChristine Carroll, Jody EddyForeword byFerran Adria

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Peer behind the “closed” sign in the world’s greatest restaurants, and you may glimpse a packed table whose seats are elusive even to the most in-the-know diner: the daily staff meal. This insider’s look goes behind the scenes to share the one-of-a-kind dishes professional cooks feed each other.
Join authors Christine Carroll and Jody Eddy as they share these intimate staff meal traditions, including exclusive interviews and never-before-recorded recipes, from twenty-five iconic restaurants including: Ad Hoc in Napa, California; Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Spain; The Fat Duck in London, England; McCrady's in Charleston, South Carolina; Uchi in Austin, Texas; Michel et Sébastien Bras in Laguiole, France; wd~50 in New York City, New York, and many more.

Enjoy more than 100 creative and comforting dishes made to sate hunger and nourish spirits, like skirt steak stuffed with charred scallions; duck and shrimp paella; beef heart and watermelon salad; steamed chicken with lily buds; Turkish red pepper and bulgur soup; homemade tarragon and cherry soda; and buttermilk doughnut holes with apple-honey caramel glaze. It’s finally time to come in from the cold and explore the meals that fuel the hospitality industry; your place has been set.

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Peer behind the “closed” sign in the world’s greatest restaurants, and you may glimpse a packed table whose seats are elusive even to the most in-the-know diner: the daily staff meal. This insider’s look goes behind the scenes to share the one-of-a-kind dishes professional cooks feed each other.Join authors Christine Carroll and Jody E...

Christine Carroll traded in a career as a scientist for the life of a line cook nearly a decade ago while living in England. Since then, she has graduated from the French Culinary Institute, tested recipes for Saveur, and served as Director of the Bowery Culinary Center for Whole Foods Market Manhattan. A contributor to Edible D.C., sh...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 10.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Running PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:076244262X

ISBN - 13:9780762442621

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Table of Contents

1. Ad Hoc (Napa)
2. Annisa (NYC)
3. Arzak (San Sebastián, Spain)
4. Au Pied de Cochon (Montreal)
5. City Grocery (Mississippi)
6. Cochon (New Orleans)
7. Craigie on Main (Boston)
8. Dill (Reykjavik, Iceland)
9. Frasca (Boulder, Colorado)
10. Grace (Portland, Maine)
11. McCrady’s (Charleston, South Carolina)
12. Michael Bras (Laguiole, France)
13. Morimoto (Philadelphia)
14. Mugaritz (Errenteria, Spain)
15. Oleana (Boston)
16. Piccolo (Minneapolis)
17. St. John (England)
18. The Bristol (Chicago)
19. The Fat Duck (Bray, Berkshire, England)
20. The Herbfarm (Seattle)
21. The Slanted Door (San Francisco)
22. Ubuntu (Napa)
23. Uchi (Austin, Texas)
24. Villa9Trois (Paris, France)
25. WD50 (NYC)

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From the foreword:Ferran Adrià, author of The Family Meal and owner of elBulli"...From the hands of Jody and Christine, we are given the opportunity to enjoy staff meals around the globe."The Daily Meal“A great picture of different restaurants across America and Europe!”The Daily Meal“A collection of more than 100 recipes, the cookbook is grand in scale and contains pages and pages of beautiful photography—it would look just as good on your coffee table as it does in your kitchen, but we recommend you cook with it.”Food Network Magazine“You can eat like a restaurant insider.”  Edible DC“Come In, We’re Closed allows readers to vicariously experience that moment in the restaurant where staff pause, enjoy and remember why food matters so much to them.”  Yum Sugar“Come In, We're Closed gives you an after-hours look at the creative dishes professional cooks feed each other when their restaurants' doors are closed. With over 100 comfort dishes such as apple honey caramel glazed doughnut holes, foodies can explore the favorite foods of industry professionals.”