Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

Book Review: Twelve Recipes

Buy Now
Save to Recipe Box
Add Private Note
Buy Now
Saved Add to List

    Add to List

Add Recipe Note
Buy Now

The cookbook debut from Cal Peternell, chef at Chez Panisse, was inspired by his oldest son leaving for college. In a warm, friendly tone, Peternell aims to instill skills and confidence in the beginner cook, by way of a core repertoire of recipes. Though, as the title suggests, there are a dozen such core recipes, once you factor in the variations and riffs he suggests, it’s more like 12 hundred. The book is as much fun to read as it is to cook from. Four-color photos that look beautiful but also like real life and occasional illustrations, some by his wife and adult sons (all artists), add to the book’s friendly feel.

Click here to purchase


Leave a Comment


Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.


View All


Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks