White Dog Cafe Cookbook: Multicultural Recipes and Tales of Advenutre from Philadelphia's Revolutionary Restaurant

Judy Wicks, Author, Kevin Klause, Author, Kevin Von Klause, Author
Judy Wicks, Author, Kevin Klause, Author, Kevin Von Klause, Author Running Press Book Publishers $29.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-7624-0306-6
Reviewed on: 03/02/1998
Release date: 03/01/1998
Wicks, a community activist, and von Klause, a chef, are partners in a 15-year-old Philadelphia restaurant known for its advocacy of organic foods and innovative food preparation. Here, they offer some 250 recipes. As is often the case with restaurant-based cookbooks, however, a significant number of dishes require considerable skill and time, e.g., Baked Shrimp and Pork Spring Rolls with Apricot-Pickled Ginger Dipping Sauce. The homemade pasta in Braised Wild Mushrooms Under Herb-Printed Pasta requires fresh herbs sandwiched between two thin sheets of dough. Chili-Rubbed Duck Breasts with Sun-Dried Cherry Glaze calls for one cup of Veal Demi-Glace, which can be prepared in advance but takes up to five hours to reduce. Some dishes, such as Watermelon and Shrimp Salad with Jalapeno-Lime Dressing, unite ingredients with startling invention. The authors shine with simpler meals such as Sauteed Chicken and Mushrooms in Marsala-Sage Sauce and Tarragon-Braised Lamb Shanks. Photos not seen by PW. (Mar.)
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