An American collection of heirloom recipes from a chef’s point of view designed for home cooking. Award-winning chefs Colby and Megan Garrelts present 50 handcrafted recipes passed down through generations and celebrated around American tables, along with 68 full-color photographs.
This beautiful collection of traditional American recipes is an invitation to reminisce with generations around the kitchen table. Acclaimed Kansas City chef and recipient of the 2013 James Beard award for Best Chef Midwest, Colby Garrelts and his wife, Megan, a James Beard semifinalist for Best Pastry Chef, feature their favorite library of American classics redefined by easy, chef inspired techniques, quality ingredients, and a love for regional flavors from their Midwestern roots. These recipes will soon be the classics you refer to again and again for true Americana cooking. Made in America features 50 handcrafted recipes sorted by the cooking methods commonly used in American kitchens from daybreak, to the bakeshop. Many recipes begin with a childhood memory from Colby or Megan that describes the roots and the journey of each recipe.
This heirloom collection from a modern point of view includes such as Biscuits and Gravy, Corn Fritters with Fresh Sheep's Milk Cheese, Quick Pickles, Panfried BBQ Pork Chops with Tomato Horseradish Sauce, Grilled Garlic-Thyme Kansas City Strips, Garrelts Fried Chicken, Lemon Meringue Pie, and Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies, to name a few. Suggested menus for festive America holidays such as Mother's Day, 4th of July, Back to School night, and Christmas are also included. Sidebars throughout showcase handcrafted cocktails such as the Bloody Mary, The State Fair, and the Pimm's Cup that pair well with the different recipes within. Love and pride are woven together to create this collection that will remind you of your favorite recipes that define the comforts of home.
About the Author
Colby and Megan Garrelts are the chef-owners of Bluestem (Kansas City, MO) and Rye (Leawood, KS) restaurants. They met in Chicago at Tru where they worked under chefs Rick Tramonto and Gale Gand. Following work in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, they returned to Kansas City and opened their first restaurant, bluestem, in 2004. Colby is a 2013 James Beard Foundation winner, Best Chef: Midwest and 2005 Food & Wine magazine Top 10 Best New Chef. Megan is a James Beard semifinalist for Best Pastry Chef. They opened Rye restaurant in 2012, which celebrates regional Midwestern cooking. The Garrelts live in Leawood, Kansas with their children, Madilyn and Colin.