Since Anthony’s arrival at Gramercy Tavern in 2006, the restaurant has enjoyed a resurgence recognized by diners, critics, and awards organizations alike. This rich tribute to the restaurant’s history and Anthony’s cuisine quickly dispels any idea that a wildly popular restaurant must be one that always plays it safe. The seasonally arranged recipes demonstrate a deft imagination that successfully reinvents the familiar time and again: lightly curried sweet peas with scapes and ramps; porgy with spaghetti squash and sherry sauce; slow-roasted pork shoulder with bacon broth and cornbread. In a season marked by major chef cookbooks, this is one that is also quite accessible for serious home cooks.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.