Ned Baldwin, a home cook who taught himself to be an excellent chef, sees no reason why anyone else can’t do the same. By showcasing one ingredient per method, Baldwin introduces all the skills a cook will ever need to prepare endless pleasurable meals.
Each dish is elaborated on in different ways to expand the technique into unlikely, inventive recipes that are jumping-off points for endless creativity.
NED BALDWIN earned an MA in sculpture from Yale and pursued a career in the visual arts and building, but the art and science of cooking fascinated him.
He apprenticed with Alain Ducasse and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and also worked with Tom Colicchio at Craft, before becoming Prune's chef de cuisine.
He is the owner of Houseman (the name means "house man's food") in New York City, where he lives. He is a fisherman, hiker, cycler, traveler, and an eater.