When we think of truly great restaurants, Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, is one of the first that comes to mind, and we’re thrilled to introduce Twelve Recipes, a new cookbook by Cal Peternell, the restaurant’s chef. Twelve Recipes is a dazzling, full-color cookbook and kitchen manual filled with lush photographs and beautiful drawings that offers basic techniques and essential recipes that will transform anyone into a confident home cook.

Based on a series of conversations Cal had with his oldest son, just off to college and cooking on his own for the first time, Twelve Recipes is the ultimate introduction to the kitchen. Read the full story.