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"The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook" and "Manresa: An Edible Reflection"


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#1 Robenco15

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:27 PM

Just wondering if anyone has either of these two and how useful they are finding them. I read all of the amazon.com reviews and found them helpful and wanted to see if anyone here had their own opinions.
 
From a home cooking perspective I'm not sure Manresa would be extremely useful in terms of recipes, especially as I am on the East Coast, but I've heard the essays in there are fantastic and would be worth the price of the book alone.
 
I can't find much information on The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook. I have never eaten their and all I know is that it is a Danny Meyer restaurant. The book looks very interesting and more home cooking friendly. I can't say that I am a fan of the restaurant as I never heard of it until this book, but it looks interesting.
 
Anyway, thanks for any opinions and further details!

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#2 weinoo

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:31 PM

I just got the GT Cookbook.  While I don't generally cook from cookbooks, the recipes in this look quite doable at home.

 

Great pictures, too.


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#3 Robenco15

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:44 PM

I just got the GT Cookbook.  While I don't generally cook from cookbooks, the recipes in this look quite doable at home.

 

Great pictures, too.

Let me know how it goes!

 

Also, a reviewer mentioned techniques. Are there a lot of great/new techniques? A lot to learn?



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:01 PM

Colicchio's "Think Like a Chef" has some of these recipes and is a good book to learn from and to ponder.

 

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#5 Robenco15

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:35 AM

Anymore thoughts on Gramercy Tavern Cookbook? Seems to be a lot of fish and pickled items.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:16 AM

Anymore thoughts on Gramercy Tavern Cookbook? Seems to be a lot of fish and pickled items.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:37 AM

Working on-- meatball, braised onion and Yukon potatoes. The meatballs are filled with a lot of good stuff Pimenton, Aleppo pepper,,oregano,rosemary,cayenne pepper, garlic purée, Parmesan cheese,, bread crumbs..sand p Braised onions in red wiine Potatoes ugadety2.jpg

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:12 PM

Look at the goodness in this meat!! apupu8yj.jpg The onions huby2yzu.jpg

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#9 Paul Bacino

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

Look at the goodness in this meat!!Posted ImageThe onionsPosted Image


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#10 Paul Bacino

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:47 PM

hamereqy.jpg Cooked balls The finish: emuby2aq.jpg

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#11 Robenco15

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:23 PM

That looks great! How are you liking the book? I obviously don't know your skill level, but are there a lot of techniques that can be taken away from this book? Does it feel like it is more than just a book of recipes? I have no formal training, but have learned a lot as I cooked through a lot of the French Laundry and other Thomas Keller books. None of them are technique books but there are so many techniques in there that I have learned a lot through doing the recipes. Is this book anything like that?



#12 Paul Bacino

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:30 PM

No formal..training...this book is just awesome for that.. He has some great ideas.


Never thought about blanching garlic 5 times..and then using milk to make a puree
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#13 Paul Bacino

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:31 PM

To add to my meat balls..something..I use in my Italian cooking
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#14 Robenco15

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:43 PM

How are the fish recipes? A lot of technique in there? I like fish, but don't cook it a ton which is sad because I have the best fish market in the state of CT 5 minutes from me. Thinking this book may get me cooking fish more without the crazy complexities that go along with TFL fish recipes.



#15 Paul Bacino

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:21 PM

Not..sure. About the fish..stuff..I really would like to try sea scallops. With grapes and verjus.. Though
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