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Season with Authority

Confident Home Cooking

Marc Murphy, Olga Massov


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Over 130 comfort food classics revisited by Chopped judge and one of New York's favorite chefs

Marc Murphy has been cooking in the finest kitchens in the world for nearly 30 years. Now, the chef and owner of four popular New York City restaurants, and regular judge on Food Network’s top-rated show Chopped, has finally written his first cookbook. In Season with Authority, Murphy’s dishes are without pretense and the recipes are perfect for the home cook. Murphy presents his favorite recipes using simple methods that produce extraordinary results. There are comfort foods such as Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Smoked Mozzarella and Ricotta Fritters, and Pain Perdu, along with best-ever versions of familiar dishes like the “Everything Bagel” Cured Salmon with Dill Slaw, Deviled Eggs with Fried Oysters, and his award-winning Big Marc Burger. Murphy also includes recipes for staples that elevate cooking to the next level, like Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette, Homemade Ricotta, and Pesto Genovese. These are recipes that home cooks will turn to again and again and are sure to impress.

Praise For Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking

“I believe great food should be made accessible to everyone—no special skills or big bank account required. I was raised by people who knew a rich life had less to do with money than with flavor. Marc Murphy cooks and lives with lots of flavor. His recipes in Season with Authority are can-do, and will make a home cook feel successful and gratified with every dish. This collection is inspiring: The dishes are rock-star good and rock-solid in ease and method.”
Rachael Ray
“Marc Murphy is not only a phenomenal chef, with this book he shows that he is also an amazing teacher. He makes cooking fun and approachable without compromising flavor and technique. Season with Authority is a new classic and belongs on the shelf of every home cook.”
Marcus Samuelsson, chef/owner of Red Rooster Harlem 
“An absolutely mouthwatering cookbook from one of America’s best chefs! It is impossible to not find something delicious to make, from simple salads and side dishes to gorgeous roasts and simple grills. This is a must-have for anyone’s culinary library.”
Geoffrey Zakarian, Iron Chef 
“Marc’s book is filled with delicious recipes that reflect not only his expertise but also his unpretentious nature. Each recipe shares a story from his journey, which is sure to encourage any home cook.”
Daniel Boulud, chef/owner of The Dinex Group 
“Marc Murphy has crafted an outstanding cookbook. Marc’s amazing background, having lived and worked in Italy, France, and America, allows him to create dishes that are very classic, yet he can quite knowledgeably add his own distinctive twists. Marc is a confident chef who has that unique ability to make his recipes both easy and fun to read, and even easier to cook from. A delicious cookbook that is both exciting and practical—a triumph.”
Jonathan Waxman, chef/owner of Barbuto NYC

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780544315556, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2015

About the Author

MARC MURPHY serves as Chef and Owner of Benchmarc Restaurants (Landmarc and Ditch Plains). He is a judge on Food Network’s Chopped, a board member of City Harvest, and a member of the Leadership Council for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.