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Chase, the capable co-author of The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook and owner of a successful restaurant and fine food shop on Nantucket, likes bright sunny flavors and foods served cold or at room temperature. And, yes, fresh seasonal ingredients. Her cuisine is imaginative: orange rosemary muffins with sliced duck breast and smoked bluefish pate.It's a la minute: Tahitian vanilla nuts and cornmeal blinis with three caviars. From appetizers through desserts, her recipes are inviting and often easy to prepare. An attractive, useful cookbook. For wide purchase. SP
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Chase, the capable co-author of The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook and owner of a successful restaurant and fine food shop on Nantucket, likes bright sunny flavors and foods served cold or at room temperature. And, yes, fresh seasonal ingredients. Her cuisine is imaginative: orange rosemary muffins with sliced duck breast and smoked bluefish pate.It's a la minute: Tahitian vanilla nuts and cornmeal blinis with three caviars. From appetizers through desserts, her recipes are inviting and often easy to prepare. An attractive, useful cookbook. (Library Journal)
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 1st edition (June 29, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0894804650
  • ISBN-13: 978-0894804656
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.9 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sarah Leah Chase is a cookbook author, food columnist, and culinary consultant. Her cookbook career was launched when she co-authored the bestselling Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook with Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso in 1985. Over the next decade, Sarah subsequently wrote the Nantucket Open-House Cookbook, Cold-Weather Cooking, Saltwater Seasonings - Good Food from Coastal Maine, Pedaling Through Provence and Pedaling Through Burgundy. Sarah's long-awaited New England Open-House Cookbook - a lengthy labor of research, simmering, story-telling, and enthusiasm - will be released in June 2015.
Sarah teaches cooking classes at select schools across the country, writes the weekly food column for Nantucket's Inquirer & Mirror newspaper, and has been a Thanksgiving guest chef on Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa TV program. Sarah also develops recipes and concepts for her husband Nigel's specialty food company, Coastal Goods. She lives with her family on Cape Cod, where she enjoys oystering and gardening as much as cooking.

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By D. STOCK-KIEFER on March 3, 2001
Format: Paperback
I don't know how anyone looking through this book could resist it -- recipes like Orange Rosemary Muffins with Sliced Duck Breast (you can skip the duck; the muffins are great with any salad); scrumptious Bruschetta; lovely, peppercorn-studded Marinated Goat Cheese; savory Summer Vegetable Couscous; mouthwatering Ham, Cheese, Mushroom and Walnut Salad; Tri-Berry Muffins with their sugar-crackled tops; addictive Orange Shortbread; and Honey Herb Rolls, my favorite bread of all time (toss any leftover herb-oil mixture with pasta and grated Asiago). This and Ms. Chase's Cold-Weather Cooking are sure to become much-used favorites.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 14, 2000
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I have made over 1/2 the recipes in this book, and they have all been terrific! The only cookbook better than this one is her "Cold Weather Cooking". I have over 3,000 cookbooks in my collection, but I keep returning to Sarah Leah Chase's books over and over.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 24, 2001
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I'm a personal chef and caterer and this is one of my mainstay cookbooks. Everything I've ever cooked from it has been distinctive and wonderful--especially the Shrimp Salad recipe that has Pernod in it. The recipes are totally reliable and great for entertaining. Beautiful, delicious, wonderful use of good ingredients.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Cape Codder on November 29, 1999
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There is not a better book on the subject of summer entertaining than this one. I use it constantly, always to great applause from my guests. So often have I received requests for recipies from this book, I have taken to giving it as gifts to all of my friends! The Scallop Puffs are a staple at my parties... This book is a "must have"!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By N. A. Hudson on November 2, 2002
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We all have Sarah Leah Chase's Cold Weather Cooking and Open House Cookbooks; my three sisters and me. We love them and wish she would write more. Where is she, anyway. For years those recipes have been at the forefront of our cooking, although, we have always been states away from one another, we could always talk about cooking in common from Sarah's cookbooks. You will love them.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Nanette M. Woods on August 13, 2006
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Ms. Chase has a fresh, innovative style in her writing and recipes. I enjoyed reading this book as well as trying out some of the yummy, creative dishes. As I was researching Ina Garten's website, I discovered that Ina herself finds this cookbook to be indispensible in her own food preparation and also in sparking her culinary creativity. If Ina says it's good, it's gotta be good!!!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Sue Perior on July 11, 2006
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I lost almost all of my cook book collection to hurricane Katrina. This is the book that I replaced first! I was so happy to find it here at Amazon since I have been looking for it for awhile. The recipes are those that I use over and over and they never fail to please.....Ms. Chase has a wonderful way with food that is both comforting and elegant. You will enjoy this book!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By CSK on January 22, 2006
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Looking for interesting foods, lush ingredients, reliable recipes? Sara Leah Chase has it in her blood; these recipes are perfect in their uniqueness, but are so do-able. The comments prefacing each recipe are helpful, and bring back many memories of my 15 Nantucket summers. Her recipes often include traditional foods with an inventive, flavorful twist. This book is also just plain enjoyable to read. Chase's attitude is Good Food + Warm Hospitality = Memorable Times. Best recipes: hummous, scallop puffs, swordfish kebabs, duck breast w/ grilled radicchio, cranberry-kumquat relish...and every dessert.
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