Steak. Burgers. Chocolate. Pasta. Ice cream. Shrimp. The first asparagus of spring, corn and tomatoes from the height of summer. These are the foods people love—passionately, unconditionally. Sheila Lukins identifies 32 of them, from prime rib and other Important Roasts to perfect Hors d'oeuvres. Then she obsessively offers the ten very best recipes for each, and voilà: Ten, the dazzling be-all and end-all cookbook from one of America's most beloved food writers, coauthor of The Silver Palate Cookbook and The New Basics Cookbook and author, most recently, of Celebrate!.
Ten is perfection, the peak, a repertoire of pure crave. Ten is the ten best roast chicken recipes, including Asian-Scented orange Chicken and Pot-Roasted Chicken Santiago. The ten best burgers, with a classic Bacon Swiss Burger with Tomato and Avocado and Jeremiah Tower's extravagant Black Truffled Burger. Ten best mashed potatoes—you haven't lived until you try Sheila's silky, sexy Lobster Mashed Potatoes. The ten best Sunday dinners, ten best seafood salads, ten best cakes. with over 300 recipes, including dishes from top chefs, such as Tom Colicchio's Roasted Rack of Pork, Judy Rodgers's Zuni Café Roast Chicken with Bread Salad, Anthony Bourdain's Choucroute Garni, Tom Valenti's Red wine and Tomato Braised Duck, and others, Ten is truly a celebration of the best of the best.
From the Back Cover
Welcome to the flavors of “Ten.” The ten best steaks. The ten best chops. The ten best recipes for a bucket of clams. The ten best roast chicken dishes, including the essential golden brown and crispy Herb-Roasted Chicken and an Asian-Scented Orange Chicken. The ten best ways to use the first asparagus of spring and the ripe tomatoes and corn of summer—Confetti Corn Pudding, Summer Corn Chowder! The ten best vegetable soups, stews, burgers. The ten best kebabs, the ten best pastas, the ten best seafood salads—even the ten best cocktails to put a fresh spin on entertaining. It’s 32 of our