Fresh from the Market

Seasonal Cooking with Laurent Tourondel

By Laurent Tourondel; Charlotte March
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Hardcover, 9780470402429, 336pp.)

Publication Date: August 2010

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Ingredients-first cooking for elegant and vibrant seasonal cuisine all year long

From the first pale-green shoots of April asparagus to December's robust porcini and creamy sunchokes, food at its seasonal peak offers brilliant flavors. In "Fresh from the Market, " Chef Laurent Tourondel presents fantastic recipes based on the seasonal, market-driven cooking philosophy that has made him one of America's most successful chefs and restaurateurs.

This richly photographed cookbook covers cocktails, appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, and desserts, along with complete menus for special occasions like an autumn wine harvest dinner or a festive New Year's Eve feast. Chef Tourondel selects the freshest seasonal ingredients and maximizes their flavors with simple cooking techniques.

  • Features 167 recipes organized by season, along with complete menus for special occasions like Thanksgiving dinners and Independence Day barbecues
  • Packed with mouthwatering, full-color photography by renowned photographer Quentin Bacon
  • Includes wine pairings, seasonality charts, sources, and other valuable and insightful information

Whether cooking with fava beans in spring, littleneck clams in summer, butternut squash in fall, or Meyer lemons in winter, "Fresh from the Market" shows home cooks how to create incredible dishes from each season's glorious bounty.

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