Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller’s cookbook Ad Hoc at Home made Amazon’s Top 10 Cookbooks (0f 2009) so we’re featuring the celebrated chef with a selection of his products:

Clockwise from top left:

Ad Hoc at Home Cookbook
$31.50 at

The Complete Keller: The French Laundry Cookbook & Bouchon (Box Set)
$63 at

Thomas Keller Point Quenelle
Keller designed the collection in collaboration with Bertrand Raynaud of the celebrated Raynaud company, which crafts Point from pure white porcelain in Limoges, the source of fine European porcelain since 1768.
– Wide-rimmed risotto dishes are specially shaped to help keep the risotto at optimal temperature.
– The teardrop bowls are ideal for serving the French fish dumplings called quenelles, and can also be used for nuts and olives.
Collection available at Gump’s

Bouchon Bakery Yeasted Waffle Mix
The secret to their delightful texture is the addition of yeast, which causes the batter to expand and rise as it cooks. The package includes two mix packets and two yeast packets; just add milk, butter, water and eggs.
$10 at Williams-Sonoma

Ad Hoc Cake Mix
Each mix makes a 9″ double-layer cake or a 9″ x 13″ sheet cake that can be finished with Ad Hoc’s frostings (sold separately). Containing Guittard Cocoa Rouge and Nielsen-Massey vanilla, the Red Velvet mix turns out a rich scarlet cake that’s especially delicious with homemade cream cheese frosting. Also made with Nielsen-Massey vanilla, the Vanilla mix produces a buttery, golden cake ideal for any occasion. Chocolate mix infused with bittersweet Guittard cocoa lends the cake a rich, dark hue.
$14.00 each at Williams-Sonoma

Ad Hoc Fried Chicken Kit
The fried chicken recipe calls for brining, then double battering the chicken pieces. The brine, seasoned with fresh herbs and lemon, adds delicate flavor while keeping the meat tender and juicy. For a crispy golden crust, the chicken is twice dredged in a savory coating spiced with garlic, paprika and cayenne pepper before frying. Includes two packets of brine seasonings and two packets of coating mix (makes 16–20 pieces). Recipe included.
$14.95 at Williams-Sonoma

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