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Cooking Off the Clock: Recipes from My Downtime [Hardcover]

Elizabeth Falkner
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Aug. 28 2012
A wide-ranging collection of recipes for home cooks from celebrated chef, restaurant owner, and pastry pioneer Elizabeth Falkner.

Peek inside the off-hours culinary mind of one of America’s top chefs with Cooking Off the Clock, an irreverent, eclectic, and downright delicious assemblage of reinvented classics and soon-to-be favorites. Celebrity chef and pastry pioneer Elizabeth Falkner brings her cooking inspiration to a range of satisfying full meals and quick snacks, and along the way gives pointers on how to think like a chef, even if you haven’t spent the day on the line cooking for crowds. You’ll find recipe ideas for any occasion: for a quiet night in, the Winter Squash Soup with Apple Butter Toast; for your next impromptu cocktail party, the Ham and Biscuit Sliders with Hot Pepper Jam; for the ultimate late-night snack, Sausage and Fennel Pizza; and to finish it off, the desserts that Elizabeth is known for, like Bourbon Pecan Pie Milkshake. With Falkner’s imaginative approach to classic comfort food and stories about her process for creating new recipes, Cooking Off the Clock will transform the way you cook. 

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“This sophisticated collection will please passionate, unhurried cooks.”
–Library Journal 6/15/12

“Elizabeth is one of the most creative chefs I know. She always has a great idea ready to go.”
–Nancy Oakes, chef and author of Boulevard: The Cookbook
 

About the Author

ELIZABETH FALKNER is the founding chef and former owner of Citizen Cake and Orson in San Francisco.  She was a finalist and runner-up on The Next Iron Chef in 2011, competed on Top Chef Masters, and has judged Top Chef Masters and Top Chef. Elizabeth was the first American to win first place in the Classic Italian division of the World Pizza Championship in Naples in May 2012, was Bon Appétit’s pastry chef of the year in 2006, and was a nominee for James Beard pastry chef of the year in 2005. Her first book, Demolition Desserts, was published in 2007. Her new restaurant Krescendo, and Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Brooklyn, NY is slated to open in fall 2012.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Wonderful Success! Sept. 12 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I adore Demolition Desserts, so I just HAD to have a copy of Elizabeth's new book. It arrived yesterday and I read it into the wee hours of the night, It went way above & beyond my expectations. So well written, each recipe has a little story to go along with it, so interesting, such great photos, I can't wait to start cooking these easy to read & understand recipes! I also love the size, it won't take up lots of valuable counter space, the pages stay open in this well bound beauty that's choke full of tips, hints and loads of mouth watering, mind opening & mind blowing recipes! Thanks Elizabeth!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A professional relaxes Oct. 9 2012
By wogan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
These are recipes that Chef Elizabeth Falkner makes when she is at home. She calls them reinvented classics.
The book contains recipes for; condiments and basics, salads, soups, snacks and cocktails, pizza, pasta, noodles, grains and rice, main course, side dishes and desserts. She lists things to stock the pantry with and equipment and tools. There are also pages of advice on how she cooks and methods she prefers to use.

Some of the recipes take a bit of preparation, but if you enjoy cooking - they are not really that high of a difficulty. Pictures are included of many of the dishes and there is an index.
Our family has enjoyed; matzo ball soup, my mom's noodles with chicken, carrots and peas, pork tenderloin schnitzel with plum gastrique, and baked marble or Yukon gold potatoes with brown butter-sour cream sauce.
This is a book for those who wish to try some classic recipes with a bit of a different twist.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait ! Dec 24 2012
By Christine - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I had this book on order for 9 months before it came - and it sure was worth the wait! The recipes I have tried so far turned out perfectly. The ingredients are easy to find at local markets, and Elizabeth's directions are simple to follow - reading them almost makes you feel like she is right there in the kitchen with you. Great comments from my friends and family also, as we are enjoying these amazing meals together. Pizza is next!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Chef Nov. 21 2012
By Tuxedo - Published on Amazon.com
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Already used a couple of her recipes from her book the day I got it, and my friends that I cook for LOVE them. Plus I do have a big time food crush on chef Falkner so that helps a lot more for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of My Favorite Chefs Feb. 13 2013
By The Professor - Published on Amazon.com
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This just arrived yesterday.... will be cooking from the book this weekend. Falkner...keep going for the Iron Chef .... you deserve it!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Awsome Book Oct. 6 2012
By Nyphadora - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is very interesting and she show you how to create all of the good foods that most people can't ( like me of course)prepare and makes them healthy and fun but simple and good, and that she shows you her cute little dogs. So this is an awsome book and i give it five stars.
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