The Cook You Want to Be by Andy Baraghani
One of Bon Appétit's favorite talents shows you how to define and develop your individual cooking style—and become the cook you want to be—in 120 recipes.
Andy Baraghani learned to cook professionally in such vaunted restaurants as Chez Panisse and Estela, but his love for flavor began with the comforting home dishes of his Iranian parents' immigrant household. Blending the home cooking of his upbringing and his professional training, Baraghani evolved into a culinary influencer by asking himself, "What kind of cook do I want to be?" In answering that question for himself—the cook who can balance flavors and the cook who makes a perfect salad, for example—he became known for trying new techniques, working with easy-to-find but underused ingredients, and creating unexpected combinations.
336 pages | 8.25 x 10.75
full-color photographs | hardcover