December 21, 1986 |
Jeremiah Tower's New American Classics by Jeremiah Tower (Harper & Row: $25, 233 pp., illustrated). The gorgeous photography by Ed Carey might, at first perusal, make one think that Jeremiah Tower's new book is one of those cocktail table cookbooks meant for reading only. Not so. The book is truly a beauty and great fun to read . . . but you'll find you are reading it on your way to the kitchen . . . with dinner in mind. This enterprising young American chef's culinary artistry is well known to those who follow "trendy" chefs, but his entertaining prose may come as a surprise.