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Farina by Michael Smith

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JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING CHEF | Kansas City’s first James Beard Award-winning chef, Michael Smith’s stunning 287-page hardcover FARINA cookbook, with 82 recipes including piattini, pasta, entrees, cocktails and desserts and more, pays homage to his passion for pasta and profoundly delicious Italian food. Richly and stunningly photographed and beautifully styled, the cookbook showcases Smith’s distinctive culinary lens with recipes for piattini, insalata and soups, handcrafted pastas, seafoods and meats. Contributing the wine commentary and pairings is Nancy Smith, Farina restaurant’s general manager and wine director and Smith’s business partner, wife and favorite travel companion. KNIGHTED BY THE ORDER OF KNIGHTS OF THE TRUFFLE AND WINES OF ALBA, ITALY | Chef Michael Smith was knighted at the Castle of Grinzane Cavour in Alba, Italy in November of 2020 with 30 fellow knights from around the world. The Farina cookbook showcases black and white truffles in all their glory! NANCY SILVERTON - co-owner of Mozza Restaurant Group and founder of La Brea Bakery “From indulgences like a Black Truffle Omelet to his simple Whole Oven-Roasted Branzino with Arugula, Fennel and Lemon, Michael’s dishes satisfy and soothe. Farina is loaded with dishes I crave.” KEN FRANK – Executive Chef and Owner of La Toque – “Michael Smith’s cooking has always been about seeking out great ingredients, making good choices and cooking with great skill. This book should be an inspiration to anyone who loves to cook and lives to eat. I am hungry.” CHEF MICHAEL SMITH developed a passion for cooking at an early age and honed his skills in Cassis and Nice, France, and the iconic Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago, among others, before assuming the helm in 1994 of Kansas City’s revered The American Restaurant. The Italian word for flour, Farina, is chock-full of Smith’s cooking techniques, expert guidance, 40 essential recipes for stocking the pantry, shopping tips, and favorite cookbooks.

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