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Sheila Lukins

Silver Palate Cookbook

Sheila LukinsMost well known chefs and restaurateurs write cookbooks these days, but which book is a “must have?” Sheila Lukins’ Silver Palate Cookbook is considered a staple in American kitchens, whether one is a novice or advanced chef. The book’s accessible recipes and personal illustrations have been appreciated worldwide, with copies in English, French, Japanese, Dutch, and German.

Sheila spoke to Jessica in 2007, upon the 25th Anniversary of the Silver Palate, about how she turned her tiny shop on Manhattan’s Upper West Side into a culinary publishing empire, from scratch. Sheila will be remembered for her breakthrough recipes, her wit, and unyielding work ethic toward the culinary life that she loved.