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The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved Restaurant

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Air-Dried Beef & Fuyu Persimmons

This is a pretty winter antipasto requiring almost no work. The subtle, candylike sweetness of the persimmons in combination with the ric...

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Zuni Roast Chicken with Bread Salad

The Zuni roast chicken depends on three things, beginning with the small size of the bird. Don’t substitute a jumbo roaster--it will be t...

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Zuni Chicken Stock

This is the stock we use for most of our soups, for meat and poultry braises, for moistening certain fish dishes, and for making compound...

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Orange-Currant Scones

A constant on our Sunday brunch menu--and a constant reminder of ten years of sleepy weekday morning breakfasts at Zuni. We served breakf...

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Mixed Lettuces with Roasted Cherries, Hazelnuts & Warm Saint-Marcellin

A handsome salad I like to serve at the end of a meal featuring red meat, pork, or game birds. It is lovely made with tender young red le...

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Pasta alla Carbonara

This rogue version of carbonara is based on one I had in Rome. It is not very saucy, and the ricotta makes it pleasantly curdy. The bacon...

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Zuni Ricotta Gnocchi

This recipe, based on Elizabeth David’s Gnocchi di Ricotta in her book Italian Food, has become one of our most-often-requested house for...

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Baked Artichokes with Onions, Lemons, Black Olives and Mint

I love this dish for its earthy, satisfying textures and flavors that meld so well. It is based on the gorgeous, satiny baked artichokes ...

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Quail and Sausage Braised with Grapes

A fall dish, traditionally made with wine grapes—and without quail—in Umbria. This is a tame interpretation of that dish, salsiccia all’u...

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Skirt Steak and Hanger Steak

Both these cuts are hardworking abdominal muscles and are very flavorful. Ask for the “outside” skirt—it will be plumper than the “inside...

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Espresso Granita with Whipped Cream

This granita is the sweetest thing we make at Zuni, and yet it is surprisingly refreshing. This effect requires fiercely rich espresso. W...

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