The Essential Thomas Keller: The French Laundry Cookbook & Ad Hoc at Home (Boxed Set)
Two award-winning books in one box offer a lifetime of learning for anyone who loves fine food.
From two acclaimed restaurants came two of the most acclaimed, award-winning cookbooks ever published now packaged together in a luxurious slipcased boxed set, the ideal holiday gift for any food lover.
First there was French Laundry in Napa Valley, setting a new standard for American fine dining. Then there was The French Laundry Cookbook, setting a new standard for American cookbooks. In 2006, Chef Keller opened Ad Hoc, his casual family-style restaurant that serves a single menu a day, and that restaurant, too, gave birth to a groundbreaking cookbook, in fact a New York Times best seller.
Whereas Ad Hoc at Home offers a huge happiness-inducing collection of family-style recipes that includes lunch-counter favorites lemon meringue and cherry pie; such classics as Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Herbed Rack of Lamb, plus Thomas's mom's coconut cake and his dad's favorite meatballs The French Laundry Cookbook is a culinary ode to finesse. Every recipe in it has become a classic: from Keller's Salmon Cornets to his Oysters and Pearls and Butter-Poached Lobster. From the casual but carefully considered food of Ad Hoc at Home to The French Laundry Cookbook s recipes at their most refined, this is cooking that delivers in taste, and makes us all better cooks.