Cooking With Friends
This is the companion cookbook to Nick's television series of the same name. Both the book and the series feature great chefs from acclaimed restaurants across the United States sharing their unique culinary points of view. Loaded with full-page color photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, the book's emphasis is on fresh, seasonal, and easy-to-prepare dishes with tips from chefs on making the final presentation worthy of the finest restaurant table. Come and meet Nick's friends.
Daniel Bortnick - Firefly, Washington DC
Firefly’s executive chef, Danny Bortnick, is no stranger to the DC Metro area. Born and raised in Maryland, chef Bortnick is dedicated to supporting the region’s bounty...
Green Eggs and Ham
Chef Michael Cimarusti - Providence, Los Angeles
Michael Cimarusti's passion and curiosity for food was ignited at an early age by his grandmother, Jo Cimarusti...Read More
Alaskan Halibut with Yukon Gold Potato
Neal Fraser - Grace Restaurant, Los Angeles
Neal Fraser began his culinary career in Los Angeles at the age of 20, working as a line cook at Eureka Brewery and Restaurant, one of Wolfgang Puck's earliest restaurants...
Grilled Fillet of Beef with Farro, Haricots Verts, Italian Sausage and Red Wine Sauce
Michael Hillyer - The Capital Grille, Seattle
Chef Hillyer, the former Executive Chef of The Capital Grille, in Seattle draws inspiration from Pacific Northwest ingredients to create unique dishes...
Lobster and Crab Burger with Tartar Sauce and Corn Relish
Chef Laurent Manrique has learned, combining simplicity with challenge walks a tightrope between passion for one's craft and a desire to constantly seek new opportunities...
Hamachi with Grapefruit-Basil Salad
Walter Pisano - Tulio, Seattle
For Chef Walter Pisano, running an Italian restaurant was preordained. As the son of a New York restaurateur, the business runs in his blood...
Truffle-Salted Wild Salmon and Bitter Greens Salad
Kent Rathbun - Abacus, Dallas
After rising rapidly through the ranks of some of the world’s finest restaurants, Kent Rathbun continues to demonstrate his culinary skills...
Jasper’s Tomato, Grilled Asparagus and Blue Cheese Salad with Grilled Chicken
Heather Terhune - Atwood Cafe, Chicago
Executive Chef Heather Terhune has been messing and cleaning up kitchens since she was a young girl...
Grilled Arctic Char with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce, Jicama Salad and Mango-Pineapple Salsa
Elise Wiggins - Panzano's, Denver
Panzano's Executive Chef Elise Wiggins knew she wanted to be a chef from an early age, even if she wasn't sure exactly what that meant...
Palisade Peach Salad with Crispy Prosciutto-Crusted Goat Cheese Balls and Hazelnut-Mint Vinaigrette
Patricia Williams - District, New York
Patricia Williams is the new chef at District, chef Sam DeMarco's former perch adjacent to The Muse Hotel...