Living Steel in Andy Baraghani's Incredible Cookbook
Chef, author, and ex-Senior Food Editor at Bon Appétit, Andy Baraghani penned his first cookbook in 2022, The Cook You Want To Be, and we are honored that he features in its pages our Classic Chef LS235, the same blade he cooks with in his own kitchen. Not only is Andy a talented writer; a deep and true passion for cooking is felt on every page of The Cook You Want To Be, and we cannot recommend it highly enough.
Featuring recipes, from sauces and snacks to full entrees and even a few desserts, Andy's creations are clearly his labors of love. The book discusses essential tools and ingredients before delving into instructions, sharing some of Andy's stories along the way and always emphasizing that cooking should be joyful and exciting. It's no wonder to us that the book became a New York Times bestseller and James Beard Award winner.
Andy shares his life-long love of food, mentioning how as a child he travelled to Paris with his family and was offered one souvenir, and when his sister chose high heels, he chose a fancy 5-course meal. His career began in his teens at Berkeley, CA, restaurant Chez Panisse, and he then studied at New York University and worked in several NYC restaurants before transitioning to become a food writer and editor with Tasting Table and Bon Appétit.
Order Andy's book The Cook You Want To Be or check out some of his recipes at his website.