How to Make Bold, Creative, Flavorful Food at Home
Wiley, Hardcover, 9780470130452, 288pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2008
Praise for Without Reservations
"In this enticing book, Joey Altman shows us that with the proper techniques, the knowledge and craftsmanship of the professional chef can be translated to the home kitchen with great menus."
"I am lucky enough to be able to cook with Joey quite a bit, and I promise you, Joey knows food. With this book, we are lucky to bring his expertise into our own kitchens."
--Tyler Florence, host of Tyler's Ultimate on Food Network
"Joey's Without Reservations exudes personality, insight, and enthusiasm. From his tour through the chef's palette of flavors, ingredients, and techniques to his uniquely 'Joey' takes on all the food we want to eat, this is a book that'll inspire many a happy meal."
--Rick Bayless, Chef of Chicago's Frontera Grill and host of PBS's Mexico--One Plate at a Time
"This is the kind of food I love to cook and eat! Joey has triumphed with a book chock-full of recipes perfect for every day of the week. And the best part, they're doable. This book should find a place in every cook's library."
--Joanne Weir, cookbook author and host of PBS's Joanne Weir's Cooking Class
Joey Altman is the host of Bay Café, a San Francisco Bay Area television show that has won two James Beard Awards. The more than 1,000 guest chefs who have been on the show include Mario Batali, Jacques Pépin, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Patricia Wells. Joey appears at food and wine events nationwide and as a culinary spokesperson for Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines and Spirits. He was also the host of two FoodNetwork shows, Tasting Napa and Appetite for Adventure. Before his broadcast career, Altman trained as a chef in France and cooked at several top restaurants, including Harvest in Cambridge, Commander's Palace in New Orleans, and Stars and Miss Pearl's Jam House (where he was also co-owner) in San Francisco. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Jennie Schacht is the coauthor of The Wine Lover's Dessert Cookbook and has written for many national and international publications. She is a consultant to the food and healthcare industries, with clients including Chez Panisse Foundation, NapaStyle, and the University of California. She lives in Oakland, California.