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Neiman Marcus Taste by Kevin Garvin with John Harrisson features classic recipes from the department store's flagship restaurant, like Neiman Marcus Fruit Salad in a Melon Basket with Poppy Seed Dressing; Savory Parmesan Popovers; and Wok-Seared Marinated Quail with Spicy Asian Noodles.

Cookbook Profile

Neiman Marcus Taste
Timeless American Recipes

by Kevin Garvin with John Harrisson

Neiman Marcus Taste
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Since first opening its doors to shoppers in 1907, renowned retail giant Neiman Marcus has defined class, elegance, and style. Beginning in 1953, this philosophy was extended to the dining experience when the Zodiac restaurant debuted at the store's flagship location in Dallas.

Now, Neiman Marcus Taste: Timeless American Recipes provides fans with a compilation of the restaurant's most beloved dishes, as well as some new and delicious offerings. Written by executive chef and vice president of Neiman Marcus Restaurants Kevin Garvin, Neiman Marcus Taste is more than simply a cookbook: It is a celebration of delicious living, timeless dishes, and modern classics.

Not only a collection for the store's loyal patrons, Neiman Marcus Taste provides recipes for every occasion. A follow-up to the successful Neiman Marcus Cookbook, which has an impressive 85,000 copies in print, Neiman Marcus Taste will delight your palate with its casual yet sophisticated recipes for everything from Sunday supper favorites to dinner-party showstoppers. A sample of the delicious recipes includes:

As a retrospective of the legendary dishes that have satisfied customers over the past half-century, Neiman Marcus Taste is the perfect volume for every at-home cook.

Interspersed among the numerous recipes are glimpses into the restaurant's history. With photos and menus from various Neiman Marcus restaurants over the past five decades, Neiman Marcus Taste also demonstrates how timeless the restaurant's food is. Also included is a moving tribute to Helen Corbitt, the initial Director of Restaurants, who helped build the extraordinary reputation that the Neiman Marcus restaurants have today. Whether you are a devoted fan of the restaurants or a home cook looking to add to your menu, Neiman Marcus Taste is the perfect cookbook for any collection. Now you can make the restaurant's signature delicious meals in your own home!

About the Authors

Kevin Garvin, executive chef and vice president of Neiman Marcus Restaurants, was born in Philadelphia. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978, he worked as a chef in cities all over the United States. Kevin has lived in Dallas since 1988 and has worked at Neiman Marcus since 1994.

John Harrison has coauthored thirty cookbooks, with such culinary luminaries as Mark Miller, Douglas Rodriguez, Norman Van Aken, Roy Yamaguchi, Stephen Pyles, and Alan Wong. In addition to his two projects with Neiman Marcus, he has collaborated on cookbooks with the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Omaha Steaks.


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