Chef Thomas Keller,
whose restaurants The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and Per Se in New York have revolutionized American haute cuisine, turns his attention to simple food for the home cook. His cookbook Ad Hoc at Home
is inspired by the menu of his casual restaurant, Ad Hoc in Yountville. It includes more than 200 recipes for family-style meals, such as flaky biscuits, chicken pot pies, New England clam bakes, and cherry pies.