Twenty Dinners: And Everything In Between by Ithai SchoriTwenty Dinners: And Everything In Between by Ithai Schori

Twenty Dinners: And Everything In Between

byIthai Schori, Chris TaylorContribution byRachel Holtzman

Hardcover | April 7, 2015

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A photographer (who happens to be an ex-restaurant cook) and an indie rock star (who happens to be an avid home cook) show you how to slow down your life by cooking beautiful, straightforward, but sophisticated, food for--and with--friends with this cookbook featuring more than 100 recipes.
When he's on tour with his band, Grizzly Bear, what Chris Taylor misses most about home is the kitchen and the company. With his friend Ithai Schori--who used to work at high-end restaurants--he cooks for dinner parties of four to forty, using skills he learned from his mom. Their food is full of smart techniques that make everything taste just a little better than you thought possible--like toasting nuts in browned butter or charring apples for a complex applesauce--but their style is laid-back and unhurried.

This book is about cooking not just for, but with, your friends. So the authors enlisted their favorite pastry chef, mixologist, sommelier, and baristas to write detailed material on wine, desserts, stocking a home bar, mixing drinks, and buying and brewing fantastic coffee. Through more than 100 seasonally arranged recipes and gorgeous, evocative photographs of their gatherings you fall into their world, where you and your friends have all day to put food on the table, and where there's always time for another cocktail in a mason jar before dinner.
CHRIS TAYLOR is a musician, producer, songwriter, and member of the indie rock band Grizzly Bear. A home cook since the age of nine, he's also done stages at London's St. John Bread & Wine as well as at Crimson Sparrow in Hudson, New York. While on tour, Chris dreams of grocery shopping. ITHAI SCHORI is a photographer, videographer, an...
Title:Twenty Dinners: And Everything In BetweenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 10.26 × 8.22 × 1.04 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/RodaleLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385345283

ISBN - 13:9780385345286


Editorial Reviews

“Enjoy cooking with friends?  This is the book for you.”  -- Epicurious   “Twenty Dinners is a laid-back, welcoming cookbook that wants you to invite some friends over, dive in and cook together—no stress, no pretense, no overthinking.”-Paste Magazine   “If it seems almost like an accident that Grizzly Bear bassist Chris Taylor and chef-turned-photographer Ithai Schori made a cookbook, that’s kind of the point. The pair, longtime friends and self-styled gastronauts, rented a house in Hudson, New York, and hosted a series of warm, music-filled dinner parties. The result of these labors is Twenty Dinners (Clarkson Potter), more of a modishly offbeat guide to eating and entertaining than a recipe book.”   “How does Grizzly Bear's frontman spend his days off tour? Holed up in the kitchen roasting chickens or hunched over a fire pit grilling trout in the great outdoors with friend and fellow dinner party crusader Ithai Schori. The two met in the kitchen, cutting, blanching and whatever else was needed for dinner parties thrown by mutual friends, and now they're sharing their own unfussy but elegant recipes for dinner parties dreamed up for each season. Summer brings bourbon and jalapeño-spiked burgers and winter pan-roasted duck, which all sound like a party to us.”-Tasting Table   “Is it possible to fall in love with a cookbook? I ask because I'm positively swooning over Twenty Dinners.”-Fine Cooking When [Chris Taylor and Ithai Schori] met, the two discovered a shared passion for ‘making good food happen’ and for feeding their friends in an unhurried, laid-back style. They experimented, riffed on each other’s ideas, and came up with Twenty Dinners, featuring their favorite techniques and inspiring ideas, plus luscious photographs, for simple evening meals or more elaborate events. Consider their menus, but mix and match these sensational, seasonally arranged dishes in any way you want…A total wow!”-BookPage