Why I Cook

by Tom Colicchio, Joshua David Stein

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From an Emmy Award-winning celebrity chef, a cookbook that that shares an exclusive look inside the mind and kitchen of the beloved restaurateur and TV personality.

Tom Colicchio cooked his first recipe at 13 years old—a stuffed eggplant from an issue of Cuisine magazine that he picked up out of boredom—and it...
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Published By Artisan

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 320

Publication Date 10/08/2024

ISBN 9781648291289

Dimensions 6.62 inches x 9.38 inches

Why I Cook is a beautiful tapestry of Tom’s life and culinary journey. I am deeply moved by his candid reflections. Each section reveals a new facet of his remarkable career and personal growth. Tom’s heartfelt stories and exceptional recipes showcase the flavors that have shaped his culinary identity. Why I Cook is an inspiring read that captures the essence of who Tom is, both in and out of the kitchen.”

“From Tom’s gritty New Jersey beginnings as a stoner line cook to his mega-successful career as a restaurateur, Why I Cook shows us the importance of family, food, figuring out what you are good at, and following your passion. Tom’s advocacy and leadership on ending food insecurity are inspirational.”

“A captivating blend of memoir and cookbook. It’s a one-of-a-kind exploration of Tom’s life and culinary journey, a collection of recipes and a deeply personal narrative brought to life with stunning recipe shots and images from his childhood. Through his compelling storytelling, Tom transports you to his past, crafting a vivid portrait of the profound inspiration behind his culinary passion today.”

“Tom has spent decades not only honing his craft and making delicious memories but providing mentorship, structure, and inspiration to generations of cooks. Why I Cook begins with the best part of a chef: where they come from and what shaped them. May we all be inspired because of it and because of Tom.”

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