Continuing my mission of blogging about cookbooks I’d like to add an entry for one of my old favorites: The The Zuni Cafe Cookbook. Zuni Cafe is another San Francisco institution though not one that too many people outside the area know about.
This was one of the first cookbooks I bought in my adult life and it is full of amazing recipes and tips. It just helps you cook better in more ways than I can detail quickly. When do you salt and how much should you salt? How do you make classics like Caesar salad and staples like Chicken stock properly? And of course how do you make the classic Zuni Chicken with bread salad which alone is worth the price of the book, seriously. Here are a few things that I have enjoyed…
Asparagus and Rice Soup
Shrimp with Romesco
Zuni Chicken and Bread Salad
Standing Rib Roast
To name just a few. I can’t recommend this books enough.