Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor has finished the cookbook he announced he was going to write back in 2012. Twenty Dinners, which Ithai Schori co-authored, is coming out next year.
Two years ago, Taylor told SPIN about the cookbook he planned to write while holed up in the woods:
“It doesn’t have a title yet, but at the moment it’s 20 dinners, fully coursed, all seasonally relevant. I think a lot of people open a cookbook and they’re like, ‘Where do I start? And this is just like: ‘Make this dinner.’ It’s making cooking approachable for people in a different way. I love throwing dinner parties. I used to have a fire pit until I got the cops called on me.”
Twenty Dinners’ description has been posted on the fan site Grizzly Bear Galore:
“When he’s on tour with his band Grizzly Bear, the thing Chris Taylor misses most about home is the kitchen and the company. With his friend Ithai Schori, the two are constantly cooking dinner parties for four to 40, using skills Chris learned from his mom and techniques Ithai picked up in high-end restaurants. Their food is full of smart techniques that make everything taste just a little better than you thought possible—like toasting nuts by swirling them in browned butter, or burning apples over a flame for a complex, charred applesauce—but their style is laid-back and unhurried. This is about cooking not just for but with your friends, and so the authors enlisted their favorite pastry chef, mixologist, sommelier, and baristas to write detailed material on wine, desserts, stocking a home bar, and mixing drinks, and buying and brewing fantastic coffee. Through more than 100 seasonally-arranged recipes and gorgeous, evocative photographs of their parties, you fall into their world, where you have all day to put food on the table with your friends, and where there’s always time for another cocktail in a mason jar before dinner.”
Twenty Dinners comes out on April 7, 2015.