Comments: A quintessential chefs' cookbook (even though our mission statement forbids the use of the word "quintessential"), written by Ken Barker, named the Best Chef in the Southeast by the James Beard Foundation in 2000, and Karen Barker, named Best Pastry Chef by Bon Appétit magazine in 1999. The husband & wife team have been cooking at the Magnolia Grill in Durham, N.C., since 1986.
The recipes in this book are really spectacular and delicious we want to make them all! But in addition to being not afraid of flavor, you have to be not afraid of using lots and lots of ingredients, taking those many ingredients through many, many steps, and just plain hard work.
If you're up to the challenge, you and your family/guests/fellow diners/etc. will be well rewarded.