Chef Daniel Patterson is working on a cookbook for his two Michelin-starred San Francisco restaurant, Coi. Patterson is the first American chef to be published by Phaidon, which is famous for cookbooks by the likes of Ferran Adrià and René Redzepi.
Patterson tells Eater, "It's going to be a book about ideas. We're going to tell stories about people, ingredients and process, trying to push the boundaries of what a traditional cookbook can say about cuisine." He notes that while the book will naturally be chock full of "gorgeous images and recipes," he also doesn't intend to skimp on the philosophizing: "We want to share our inspirations, our passion for cooking. Hopefully, the reader will come away from it with a personal sense of who we are as chefs and how we understand the world around us." Expect the book (most likely) in the Fall of 2013.