Recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

Ad Hoc at Home

In Ad Hoc at Home—a cookbook inspired by the menu of his casual restaurant Ad Hoc in Yountville—he showcases more than 200 recipes for family-style meals. This is Keller at his most playful, serving up such truck-stop classics as Potato Hash with Bacon and Melted Onions and grilled-cheese sandwiches, and heartier fare including beef Stroganoff and roasted spring leg of lamb. In fun, full-color photographs, the great chef gives step-by-step lessons in kitchen basics— here is Keller teaching how to perfectly shape a basic hamburger, truss a chicken, or dress a salad. Best of all, where Keller’s previous best-selling cookbooks were for the ambitious advanced cook, Ad Hoc at Home is filled with quicker and easier recipes that will be embraced by both kitchen novices and more experienced cooks who want the ultimate recipes for American comfort-food classics.

A layer of torn croutons and chopped herbs on parchment paper

Torn Croutons

These easy peasy torn pieces of bread absorb the oil and butter through sloooooooow cooking, resulting in croutons that are obscenely crunchy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
Pork Chart

Pork Brine

With honey, bay, rosemary, thyme, garlic, and parsley, this brine from chef Thomas Keller lends unspeakable amounts of flavor to pork.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 8
Pork Belly Confit

Pork Belly Confit

You’ve not truly lived until you’ve had pork belly prepared this way. Perhaps it’s time you get a life….

  • 45 M
  • 1 D, 16 H
  • 22
Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters

Fritters, made from thin matchstick slices of apples, are pulled from the oil and sprinkled with sugar.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 3