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Gabriel Kreuther The Spirit of Alsace, a Cookbook

Gabriel Kreuther

The Spirit of Alsace, a Cookbook

  • ISBN: 9781419747823
  • Publication Date: November 9, 2021


Price: $60.00

From award-winning chef Gabriel Kreuther and New York Times bestselling author Michael Ruhlman, the definitive cookbook on rustic French cooking from Alsace.

Foreword by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, author of Home Cooking with Jean-Georges: My Favorite Simple Recipes

Gabriel Kreuther is the cookbook fans of the James Beard Award–winning chef have long been waiting for. From one of the most respected chefs in the United States, this cookbook showcases the recipes inspired by Kreuther’s French-Swiss-German training and refined global style, one that embraces the spirits of both Alsace, his homeland, and of New York City, his adopted home.

Sharing his restaurant creations and interpretations of traditional Alsatian dishes, Kreuther teaches the proper techniques for making every dish, whether simple or complex, a success. Recipes include everything from the chef's take on classic Alsatian food like the delicious Flammekueche (or Tarte Flambée) and hearty Baeckeoffe (a type of casserole stew) to modern dishes like the flavorful Roasted Button Mushroom Soup served with Toasted Chorizo Raviolis and the decadent Salmon Roe Beggar’s Purse garnished with Gold Leaf.

Featuring personal stories from the chef’s childhood in France and career in New York as well as stunning photography, Gabriel Kreuther is the definitive resource for Alsatian cooking worthy of fine dining.


“A masterpiece that beautifully captures the soul and traditions of Alsace.... This book elevates Gabriel Kreuther’s craftsmanship to an art for approachable home entertainment.”
chef and restaurateur, Daniel Boulud

“It’s been a long time since I’ve held a book this beautiful. Gabriel Kreuther is a master of Alsatian cuisine and kindly shares recipes that made me jump into the kitchen and start cooking.”
chef and author of Heritage, Sean Brock

“Chef Kreuther is truly a master of his craft and has perfected the cuisine from one of the most incredibly beautiful regions of Europe. He is every chef’s dream.”
chef and author of Out of Line, Barbara Lynch

“Chef Gabriel Kreuther pays homage beautifully to Alsace through his love and passion for the region’s rich culture and rustic gastronomy while demonstrating his talent as a refined fine-dining chef.”
chef and author of Vegetable Simple, Eric Ripert

“It’s rare for a cookbook to truly capture my attention as an avid home cook. Oftentimes the recipes either land as remedial or are so complex they aren’t truly meant to be duplicated at home, but Gabriel’s book is the real deal! The recipes run the gamut from Alsatian comfort foods to the most complex of Gabriel’s Michelin-starred favorites, all broken down in a way where real home cooks can actually make them sing. To top it off, the book is beautifully written and photographed, giving you not just kitchen challenges, but true insight into the heart and history of the man behind the dishes. A must for any foodie with a good set of knives.”

Tony Award–winning theater producer of Hadestown, Kinky Boots, and Once on This Island, Hunter Arnold

“Gabriel Kreuther is able to express a nostalgic look at Alsatian cuisine while creating recipes that can be enjoyed today. It’s a delicious and gorgeous sensory journey.”
chef and co-owner of SingleThread Farms, Kyle Connaughton

"Gabriel uses his own deep nostalgia for Alsace in his cuisine in New York, so people can really enjoy the flavors of that region. You’ve got the German influence, the Swiss influence. It’s a fascinating region. Bringing those flavors to New York in a modern way is amazing to me. I want to try everything in this book!”
from the foreword, Jean-Georges Vongerichten

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