A stack of blueberry pancakes drizzled with maplesyrup, a soulful dish of mac and cheese, spaghetti studded with plump meatballs, old-fashioned buttermilk fried chicken, warm peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream-no matter what your idea of the ultimate comfort food is, you will discover it in this enticing collection of over 100 recipes for the most treasured American dishes. For celebrated cookbook author Rick Rodgers, comfort food is all about nostalgic indulgences shared with family and friends. From meaty ribs slathered with barbecue sauce at a family picnic to a southern spread of panfried ham, cheese-laced grits, and flaky biscuits at the breakfast table to a towering slice of lemon meringue pie at supper's end, Rick shares his enthusiasm through personal tales and recipes for hearty, luscious foods that will take you back to childhood. These are the family classics that have been passed down through generations-the over-the-top dishes that you crave and that lift your spirits morning, noon, and night. The rich assortment of recipes in Williams-Sonoma "Comfort Food" covers every meal throughout the day-breakfast, lunch, supper, and of course, dessert. Beautiful color photography, engaging personal tales, and the story behind each delicious dish will soon have you cooking all the foods you remember from the past.
Rick Rodgers has written over thirty cookbooks on diverse subjects including IACP Cookbook Award nominees "Kaffeehaus" and "The Carefree Cook," and nine books for Williams-Sonoma. Rick is the recipient of "Bon Appetit's" prestigious American Food and Entertaining Award for Outstanding Cooking Teacher and is one of the busiest teachers in the field. He is a frequent contributor to "Bon Appetit," and his work has also appeared in "Cooking Light," "Fine Cooking," and "Food and Wine.""