Cooking Off the Clock: Recipes from My Downtime (Hardcover)
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A wide-ranging collection of recipes for home cooks from celebrated chef, restaurant owner, and pastry pioneer Elizabeth Falkner.
Peek inside the off-hours culinary mind of one of America's top chefs with Cooking Off the Clock, an irreverent, eclectic, and downright delicious assemblage of reinvented classics and soon-to-be favorites. Celebrity chef and pastry pioneer Elizabeth Falkner brings her cooking inspiration to a range of satisfying full meals and quick snacks, and along the way gives pointers on how to think like a chef, even if you haven't spent the day on the line cooking for crowds. You'll find recipe ideas for any occasion: for a quiet night in, the Winter Squash Soup with Apple Butter Toast; for your next impromptu cocktail party, the Ham and Biscuit Sliders with Hot Pepper Jam; for the ultimate late-night snack, Sausage and Fennel Pizza; and to finish it off, the desserts that Elizabeth is known for, like Bourbon Pecan Pie Milkshake. With Falkner's imaginative approach to classic comfort food and stories about her process for creating new recipes, Cooking Off the Clock will transform the way you cook.
About the Author
ELIZABETH FALKNER is the founding chef and former owner of Citizen Cake and Orson in San Francisco. She was a finalist and runner-up on The Next Iron Chef in 2011, competed on Top Chef Masters, and has judged Top Chef Masters and Top Chef. Elizabeth was the first American to win first place in the Classic Italian division of the World Pizza Championship in Naples in May 2012, was Bon Appetit's pastry chef of the year in 2006, and was a nominee for James Beard pastry chef of the year in 2005. Her first book, Demolition Desserts, was published in 2007. Her new restaurant Krescendo, and Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Brooklyn, NY is slated to open in fall 2012.
“This sophisticated collection will please passionate, unhurried cooks.”
–Library Journal 6/15/12
“Elizabeth is one of the most creative chefs I know. She always has a great idea ready to go.”
–Nancy Oakes, chef and author of Boulevard: The Cookbook