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Neiman Marcus Taste: Timeless American Recipes Hardcover – October 9, 2007


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About the Author

KEVIN GARVIN, executive chef and vice president of Neiman Marcus Restaurants, was born in Philadelphia. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978, he worked as a chef in cities all over the United States. Kevin has lived in Dallas since 1988 and has worked at Neiman Marcus since 1994.

JOHN HARRISSON has coauthored thirty cookbooks, with such culinary luminaries as Mark Miller, Douglas Rodriguez, Norman Van Aken, Roy Yamaguchi, Stephan Pyles, and Alan Wong. In addition to his two projects with Neiman Marcus, he has collaborated on cookbooks with the Waldorf-Astoria hotel and Omaha Steaks.
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Product Details

  • Series: Timeless American Recipes
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; 1st edition (October 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307394352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307394354
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.9 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #716,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Alex on March 27, 2009
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This cookbook is a bit of a disappointment. Admittedly, I've only tried a couple of recipes in it so far, but that's largely because a) there really aren't a lot of recipes in this book and b) few of them sound very interesting (at least, compared to Bon Appetit's wonderful cookbook!). Many of the recipes are takes on old favorites, everything from coleslaw to minestrone to chicken a la king.

The book largely focuses on the career of head chef Helen Corbitt, who was brought on staff at NM's Dallas store in 1955. There are also many photos of Garvin's oft-noted cooking school of choice, the Culinary Institute of America, and flowery personal and professional reminiscences.

If you really love cooking and trying unusual recipes, this might be a good book to peruse in person before buying!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. Murfin on November 3, 2007
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Delicious recipes, usually simple ingredients with a sophisticated twist. Macaroni and cheese with lobster tail. Homey and delicious while just out of the ordinary ingredient. Well written, mouth watering illustrations. The cinnamon roll recipe is the best I have ever used.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Keymer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 18, 2009
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It's attractive enough to be a coffee table book, but it's not. It's a solid cookbook with good, sometimes simple classic American recipes. To take one section, soups, there are recipes for tomato minestrone, New England fish chowder, cheese and ale soup, turkey soup, plus the best creamed pea soup I've ever tasted, very rich but very, very good: County Mayo Pea Soup. I've tried the recipe for Deviled Pecans -again good--and many of the salad and sandwich recipes deserve trying soon. I don't greatly like chicken drumsticks but, as the author of this attractive cookbook writes, no American cookbook would be complete without a recipe for fried chicken. I'll try it .... Some time. There are recipes for chicken a la king, turkey Tetrazini, creamy rice pudding, some scrumptious looking cookies, a hot tea and whiskey toddy. I'll be cooking my way through this book for a long time. All of the recipes are well laid out, easy to read and follow. The photographs of the finished products make my mouth water. Neiman Marcus's restaurants are known for good food. I can see why after reading this cookbook.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amy Uliano on December 26, 2007
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Neiman Marcus Taste is the most beautiful cookbook I own. Author and Chef Kevin Garvin does an amazing job of capturing the timeless recipes of Neiman Marcus. The recipes are easy for the every day cook to use. Garvin's narratives give the book a personal touch that makes the cookbook a pleasure to use.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Elwin on November 11, 2007
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Garvin is a CIA graduate and certainly qualified by education and years of experience in fine restaurants to write such a book. His descriptions of the recipes are clear and they make it easy for the home cook to prepare them. The pictures enhance the food appeal.
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By CBanks on February 20, 2015
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This was a book that I checked out at our local library and found that there were so many recipes to copy so it made more sense to order the book. I am very pleased.
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Very good cookbook a real bargain. Beautiful pictures. Recipes are clear and easy to follow. Put off a bit because of cover picture but the recipes are very good.
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By R Peterson on February 9, 2013
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Gained five pounds by reading it.
This is such a bunch of treats.
Needless Mark-Up does many
things well, but this os certainly
one of the best.
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