This is the story of two places beloved by chefs and foodies worldwide - Lower East Side tasting-menu restaurant Contra, and its more casual sister, Wildair. The book exudes the spirit of collaboration and exploration that inspires the chefs’ passionately seasonal cooking style, boundarypushing creativity, and love of natural wine. Narratives explore how and why they developed their signature dishes — many of which are ideal for
creative home cooks — and are full of their distinctive wit and personality.
85 recipes organized into chapters: Always (mainstay, non-seasonal); Sometimes (hyper-seasonal, guest chef collaborations, international travel inspiration); Never (dishes on the menu once, not existent yet, all important); and Pantry. Photos of plated food, the restaurant, its locality, and travel bring the restaurant and its dishes to life.
· Discuss the chef’s passion for food, the source of inspiration and creation process of creative recipes in humorous style.
· Not only provide easy-to-use recipes, but also full of wisdom and stories.
·This book is the diary of two of the best restaurants in New York. The friendship and innovative recipes of the two chefs dominate the book.