I am very fortunate to have been asked by my friend Ivonne, who writes the terrific Cream Puffs in Venice blog (www.creampuffsinvenice.ca)  to review cookbooks for the Daring Kitchen website. My review of  Ad Hoc at Home, by celebrity chef Thomas Keller is now posted there.

Ad Hoc at Home is a beautiful book, and it contains many useful tips. The recipes are complex, however, so be ready to invest some time and effort. To read my full review, visit www.thedaringkitchen.com.

Here are photos of the recipes I made from Ad Hoc at Home. The recipes for Rainbow Chard with Raisins, Pine Nuts and Serrano Ham and for Porterhouse Steak with Herb-Shallot Butter are already posted on this blog. If you are interested in the recipes for the other dishes, please let me know.

Buttermilk fried chicken

Rainbow chard with raisins, pine nuts and Serrano ham

Porterhouse steak

Red potato and green bean salad with creamy pepper dressing

Corn on the cob with lime salt