Wylie Dufresne was the chef at the celebrated 71 Clinton Fresh Food, and then at the groundbreaking restaurant, wd~50, where he earned countless accolades including a Michelin star and a James Beard Award for Best Chef: New York. He was recently inducted into the James Beard Foundation's list of "Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America." Dufresne has appeared on multiple Bravo and Food Network series and has been parodied on both Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. Peter Meehan cofounded and edited Lucky Peach, an award-winning food magazine that lived until it was six. He has cowritten books with chefs, and has written about eating things in books, magazines, and newspapers, including the New York Times.
"Dufresne himself is a rock star of the kitchen, and his recipes here are clever and inspirational." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)