The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts

The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts

Located in a working-class neighborhood of Montreal, Joe Beef is at the center of Montreal’s growing reputation as a culinary destination. Often referred to as the Paris of North America, Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, and like France, food is at the heart of its identity.
 
In The Art of Living According to Joe Beef, co-owners/chefs Frédéric Morin and David McMillan, along with writer and former Joe Beef staff member Meredith Erickson, present 135 unforgettable recipes showcasing Joe Beef’s unconventional approach to French market cuisine. Advocating the use of ingredients from local or family-owned producers whenever possible, this collection of hearty dishes delivers. The Strip Loin Steak comes complete with ten variations, Kale for a Hangover wisely advises the cook to eat and then go to bed, and the Marjolaine includes tips for welding your own cake mold. Joe Beef’s most popular dishes are also represented, such as Spaghetti Homard-Lobster, Foie Gras Breakfast Sandwich, Pork Fish Sticks, and Pojarsky de Veau (a big, moist meatball served on a bone). The coup de grâce is the Smorgasbord—Joe Beef’s version of a Scandinavian open-faced sandwich—with thirty different toppings.
 
This cookbook (of sorts) is packed with personal stories, Fred’s favorite train trips, Dave’s ode to French Burgundy, instructions for building a backyard smoker and making absinthe, a Montreal travel guide, and beaucoup plus. With nearly every recipe photographed in exquisite detail, this nostalgic yet utterly modern cookbook is a groundbreaking guide to living an outstanding culinary life.


Title:The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781607740148
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    The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts Reviews

  • Foxthyme

    Hello beautiful, gorgeous, droolfest of a cookbook 'of sorts,' I love you. This book is not just recipes to you, it's a about a philosophy and lifelong adoration of food. If you eat, you will love thi...

  • Richard Canale

    Cookbook. Memoir. Treatise. Its overriding theme of 'I'd rather wake up proud than rich,' will resonate with any artisan or small business owner. ...

  • Anne

    An eccentric mix of Montreal history, autobiography and cookbook, "Joe Beef" is a testament to the love of food and the characters who gather in the kitchen to cook. The recipes are not for the faint ...

  • Lena

    This is an amazing book, cookbook of sorts, including stories about train travel, Montreal, the good and the bad, east and west coast of Canada and food, glorious food. The recipes include classic Fra...

  • Asta

    Joe Beef and Liverpool House are two of my favourite restaurants in Montreal so when I heard that Fred and David were putting out a cookbook I was excited. This isn't really a cookbook, although there...

  • Lynn

    What makes this books amazing is the stories that go along with the recipes. McMillan and Morin have a very unique sense of humour, and Erickson does a great job of making their stories come alive. So...

  • Mario MJ Perron

    Forget any notion of healthy eating and embrace the culinary adventures contained in this collection. It is a tale of passion that will make you drool on every page! My advice is to have some tissues ...

  • George Bieber

    Great book for the professional chef. Might not interest the casual cook.Interesting insight into a very unique restaurant group.I did skim the train chapter, not too interested in that section.Good p...

  • Robb Coulter

    Great christmas present. Lots of insight into the owners and development of what is now a restaurant empire in Montreal. Mixed in with great pictures, tantalizing recipes and a history of Montreal....

  • Zach Lorber

    Amazing cookbook with lots of culinary commentary. Laughed out loud a lot!...