Publisher description for A great American cook : recipes from the home kitchen of one of our most influential chefs / by Jonathan Waxman, with Tom Steele ; foreword by Bobby Flay ; photographs by John Kernick.

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To Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, Thomas Keller, Bobby Flay, Deborah Madison, and other movers and shakers of the food world, Jonathan Waxman is a culinary giant who has helped invent contemporary American cooking. His exuberant style ushered in a new spirit of excitement in food. The forceful flavors of his dishes are unabashedly rustic and engagingly straightforward.

In A Great American Cook, Waxman presents his greatest recipes to the home cook for the first time. They include

Red Pepper Pancakes with Corn Sauce and Smoked Salmon, a classic appetizer he created when he ran the kitchen of Chez Panisse

Crispy Chicken and Goat Cheese Burritos, one of his most-ordered items

His signature Grilled Chicken with JW Fries, the dish that made him famous

Pizza with Bacon, Scallions, Parmesan, and Tomatoes, his favorite family supper

"Restaurant-Style" Vegetables, the colorful accompaniment to any main dish

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Cookery, American.
Waxman, Jonathan, -- 1950-
Cookery, American -- California style.