The Kitchen: Cooking for Your Community (Hardcover)
To cook a meal for others--with thoughtfulness about the ingredients and care for the technique--can be the ultimate act of sharing. Gathering around the table opens people up, sparks meaningful connections, and builds community. This was one of the key principles that led Kimbal Musk to open The Kitchen restaurant twenty years ago, and it remains at the core of the restaurant's mission as it has grown to have locations in four cities--Boulder, Denver, Chicago, and soon Austin. Now Musk shares more than 100 recipes for all of The Kitchen's most beloved dishes so that you can make them at home. Here are signature creations such as the legendary Tomato Soup, Cast Iron Roasted Chicken, and Sticky Toffee Pudding, as well as more recent favorites like Crispy Cauliflower Korma, Grilled Ranch Steak with Romesco and Catalan Spinach, and Tahini Mousse Cake. The Kitchen is an American bistro serving seasonal shared plates with many global influences. Peruvian chiles pop up often, homemade naan serves as a base for shareable dishes, and miso gives a lift to several veggies. Reflecting the restaurant's history as a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, many of the recipes include variations according to the season. In fact, the book empowers the home cook to feel free to adapt at every turn. An ample chapter on sauces and toppings provides an arsenal of flavor boosters to punch up all of your cooking, and many dishes have components that you can mix and match with others throughout the book. There are plenty of quick and easy recipes that are sure to become regulars in your weeknight rotation, as well as some spectacular showstoppers to serve at your next party. As a bonus, the majority of the recipes link out to videos that show you how to accomplish key kitchen hacks. With all these practical features, this book is bound to become a trusted companion on the kitchen shelf to turn to time and again--as well as one that will inspire you to cook for your community.
Kimbal Musk is the co-founder of The Kitchen, an American bistro with restaurant locations in Boulder, Denver, Chicago, and soon Austin. Now marking its twentieth anniversary, The Kitchen serves thoughtfully sourced, seasonal American shared plates with global influences. Musk is also the co-founder of Big Green, a philanthropic organization devoted to getting every American growing food. His personal mission is to empower and invest in the next generation who are building a healthier, happier future. The Wall Street Journal has called him a "cheerful crusader for real food," and The Guardian has lauded how he "takes the tech entrepreneur ethos and applies it to food." Musk has been named a Global Social Entrepreneur by the World Economic Forum. He currently sits on the board of Tesla Inc. and formerly served on the board of Chipotle Mexican Grill and SpaceX. Follow him on X @Kimbal and Instagram @KimbalMusk.