This week on a brand new The Main Course, host Patrick Martins is in studio with Chef Cal Peternell and son talking about his illustrative career cooking at Alice Waters' Chez Panisse for nearly twenty years. Recently releasing the book, "12 Recipes," the full color cookbook and kitchen manual filled with lush photographs and beautiful drawings, the chef offers basic techniques and essential recipes that will transform anyone into a confident home cook. From toast, eggs, and beans, to vinaigrettes, pasta with tomato, and rice, to vegetables, soup, meats, and cake, Cal shares that these notes and tips started out intended to help his sons with cooking woes. Tune in to hear more highlights from the new cookbook as well as to hear Cal answer some quick fire questions. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham.

"I tried to make it so that there's approachable and pretty straight forward aspects to the menus and there's variations so that you can get more elaborate depending on your budget, skill level, and the equipment you have."[19:52]

"At Chez Panisse the menu changes everyday, so, that is a challenge and an inspiration." [22:49]

--Cal Peternell on The Main Course