The SAVEUR 100: Tools & Books

Much Depends on Dinner book

Much Depends on Dinner

_ Dan Barber, Blue Hill restaurants, New York City_ "Equal parts history and gastronomy, Visser's book explores a prosaic American meal -- roast chicken, corn on the cob, salad, and ice cream -- and finds brilliance in the banal by looking at the stories behind the foods." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »Michael Kraus
In Bocca Books

In Bocca Books

_ Liza Shaw, A16, San Francisco_ "I find myself more intrigued by the cultural content and unique, folkloric, and often psychedelic illustrations." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »Todd Coleman
James Beard's American Cookery

James Beard's American Cookery

_ Tom Colicchio, Craft Restaurant group_ "Long before ingredient-driven cooking was in vogue and "seasonal" and "nose-to-tail" were culinary buzzwords, there was James Beard¿champion of all those things." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »Michael Kraus
Bram Cookware

Bram Cookware

_ Charles Phan, The Slanted Door, San Francisco_ "The pots are not only beautiful to look at; with clay, the heat transfer is just completely different from what you get with steel or any other metal: slow, even, delicate." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »Todd Coleman
Modernist Cuisine books

Nathan Myhrvold

_ Michael Laiskonis, Le Bernardin, New York City_ "An inventor, part-time archaeologist and wildlife photographer, and crusader against malaria, Myhrvold is also a passionate cook. He trained at La Varenne cooking school in France and cut his teeth at Rover's restaurant in Seattle." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »Cooking Lab LLC
Heidolph Brinkmann Laborota 20  Rotary Evaporator

Heidolph Brinkmann Laborota 20 Rotary Evaporator

_ Grant Achatz, Alinea, Chicago_ "It can vaporize any water-based liquid at room temperature under a vacuum. The process preserves volatile aromatics normally lost in cooking and distills them into clear liquids." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »Beth Rooney
Grand Livre De Cuisine: Alain Ducasse's Culinary Encyclopedia

Grand Livre De Cuisine: Alain Ducasse's Culinary Encyclopedia

_ Michael White, Alta Marea restaurant group, New York City_ "Ducasse is a master at using his classical training while updating his repertoire." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »Michael Kraus
COOKINGISSUES.COM

COOKINGISSUES.COM

_ Michael Laiskonis, Le Bernardin, New York City_ "Equal parts food artists and lab technicians, the duo explore the science of food."cookingissues.com
Claudia Roden books

Claudia Roden

_ Jody Adams, Rialto, Cambridge, Massachusetts_ "Roden doesn't just give recipes; she shares stories and memories and facts that leave you with a richer understanding of the food." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »Michael Kraus
Chef's Knives

Chef's Knives

Chefs Justin Bogle, Grant Achatz, Michael Ayoub, Bruce Sherman, and Alex Guarnaschelli share their favorite knives.Michael Kraus
Apple Corer

Apple Corer

_ Jesse Schenker, Recette, New York City_ "It's a versatile and useful kitchen tool that's great for taking parts of fruits and vegetables that might otherwise be discarded and turning them into beautiful pieces of food." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »Michael Kraus
Catalan Cuisine Cookbook

Catalan Cuisine

Stephen Kalt, Fornelletto, Atlantic City, New Jersey "Many of the things I learned from that book went on the menu at Spartina, the restaurant I used to run in Manhattan in the 1990s." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »Michael Kraus
Pencil and Paper

Pencil and Paper

_ Oriol Balaguer, Estudi di Xocolata i Pastisseria, Barcelona_ "Before I start to create, I always sketch my inspiration." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »Michael Kraus
Sitram Pots and Pans

Sitram Pots and Pans

_ Bruce Sherman, North Pond, Chicago_ "Constructed with nonbolted, nonreactive stainless steel and a heavy-bottomed copper base, they distribute heat evenly and are easy to clean. " Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »Michael Kraus
Vitamix Blender

Vitamix Blenders

These powerful, multifunctional appliances are the prized workhorses of restaurant kitchens. Chefs Michael Anthony, Susur Lee, and Tory McPhail sing their praises. Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story »Michael Kraus
Betty Crocker Cookbook for Boys & Girls

Betty Crocker Cookbook for Boys & Girls

_ Terence Feury, Fork, Philadelphia_ "I still have the book. I use it with my own kids, who are eight and five." Read the complete SAVEUR 100 story » See the complete list of SAVEUR 100 items »Michael Kraus