From Publishers Weekly
Gray Nantucket winter days often need a little brightening, and Chase ( Nantucket Open House Cookbook ) does her best to dispel the windy gloom with such snazzy solace as curried lentil soup with chutney butter, pumpkin prosciutto with Parmesan lasagne, and braised lamb shanks with bourbon-barbecue sauce. This is intensely flavored, "happy" food culled eclectically from the author's catering experiences, her Polish roots and ongoing European travels. Not one for subtlety in either food or prose, Chase--self-acknowledged as one of the "new breed of chefs during the megatrend eighties, Ivy-educated and food-fad fed"--admits in her introduction to one chapter, "I find the recipes . . . magnificent." Actually, she's not far from the truth. Occasionally combinations may be a little madcap, as in seared squid with tamari beurre blanc or whole roasted foie gras with orange and ginger, but more frequently Chase's style and enthusiasm are contagious, and the impulse is to run to the kitchen to recreate salmon and wild rice fish cakes or warm tomato pie or walnut-rum-raisin applesauce cake. The variety of chapter choices, too, is frisky, beginning with "So Long Summer," with stops at "December Dazzle" and "Stormy Weather and Magic Mountains," and reaching an appropriate close with "The Tease of Spring." Illustrations not seen by PW.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Back Cover
NO TEARS FOR SUMMER'S END!
When the air turns crisp, make your kitchen the most welcoming spot in your home with Sarah Leah Chase's collection of soul-nourishing dishes. Completing the year that began with her summery NANTUCKET OPEN-HOUSE COOKBOOK, this passionate cook shares her originality and gift for intensifying flavors in hundreds of recipes with an inspired twist, from lasagne layered with pumpkin, hummus made of black beans, and Seafood Pot Pie to such stunning creations as Roast Rack of Lamb with a Cilantro Crust and Buche de Thanksgiving. Includes bracing drinks, hearthside grilling, holiday menus, and recipes for the first tease of spring.
Praise for Sarah Leah Chase and the NANTUCKET OPEN-HOUSE COOKBOOK:
"Chase's recipes make me feel like a really good party is about to happen.-Barbara Kafka, Vogue
"Sarah Chase offers original, elegant recipes that are brimming with imagination."-Cookbook Digest
OTHER MARVELOUS SELECTIONS FOR WARMING WINTER COOKERY:
Wild Rice, Mushroom, and Oyster Bisque
Roasted Pepper and Artichoke Puffs
White Clam and Bacon Pizza
Deviled Beef Ribs
Braised Lamb Shanks with White Beans and Goat Cheese Crust
Shrimp Fried Wild Rice
Indian Chicken Ragout
Oven-Roasted Vidalia Onions
Swordfish au Poivre
Roast Duck with Blood Oranges
Asparagus alla Carbonara
Pumpkin-and-Pear Bread Pudding
Southern Pecan Cake with Lulu's Rum Sauce
Christmas Truffle Tart