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Amateur Gourmet blogger Adam Roberts has announced details about his upcoming second book, Secrets of Great Chefs, out this September from Artisan (pre-order on Amazon).

Roberts trailed 50 different chefs for the book, including (deep breath) Nancy Silverton, Harold Dieterle, Vinny Dotolo & Jon Shook, Sara Moulton, Jonathan Waxman, Susan Feniger, Tony Mantuano, Tom Douglas, Anita Lo, José Andres, Hugh Acheson, Naomi Pomeroy, Marco Canora, Elizabeth Falkner, Michel Richard, Michael White, Daniel Patterson, and Roy Choi, and shares tips from the masters "filtered through the sensibility and the reality of a home cook."

Roberts tells Eater researching the book was "basically an exercise in wish fulfillment," and that readers will be surprised how forthcoming the chefs were. When asked for stories about working with the chefs, he says:

"Where do I begin?! Michael White yelling at me for calling his pasta "noodles"? Jonathan Waxman standing with his arms crossed while I cooked the entire staff meal at Barbuto with him watching over my shoulder? Elizabeth Falkner blindfolding me so I could taste her bon bondage bon bons?"

After learning dishes in restaurant kitchens, Roberts tested the recipes at home. He says, "It totally changed the way that I cook at home. Whereas before I was somewhat timid in the kitchen, now I tackle my kitchen tasks with great ferocity and verve." Secrets of Great Chefs contains 150 recipes, 400 color photos and comes out September 10. Here's the book trailer and the full list of chefs:

Video: Secrets of Great Chefs Trailer

Participating Chefs

· Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto, New York City
· Angelish Wilson, Wilson's Soul Food, Atlanta
· Brandon Pettit, Delancey, Seattle
· Alice Waters, Chez Panisse, Berkeley, California
· Bobby Hellen, Resto, New York City
· Lidia Bastianich, Felidia, New York City
· Grace Young, cookbook author
· Peter Dale, The National, Athens, Georgia
· Einat Admony, Balaboosta, New York City
· Nancy Silverton, Mozza, Los Angeles
· Harold Dieterle, Perilla, New York City
· Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook, Animal, Los Angeles
· Gina DePalma, Babbo, New York City
· Melissa Clark, food writer
· Tim Artz, gastronomist
· Rebecca Charles, Pearl Oyster Bar, New York City
· Gary Danko, Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco
· Alex Raij and Eder Montero, Txikito, New York City
· Alain Allegretti, La Promenade des Anglais, New York City
· Samin Nosrat, Pop-Up General Store, Berkeley, California
· Anthony Martin, Tru, Chicago
· Ana Jovancicevic, entertaining expert
· Sara Moulton, TV host and cookbook author
· Marco Canora, Hearth, New York City
· Roy Choi, Kogi Truck, Los Angeles
· Michel Richard, Citronelle, Washington, DC
· Susan Feniger, Border Grill, Los Angeles
· Christopher Israel, Grüner, Portland, Oregon
· Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia, Chicago
· Renee Erickson, The Walrus and the Carpenter, Seattle
· Omar Powell, Jamaican food expert
· Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez, Hot Bread Kitchen, New York City
· Kevin Davis, Steelhead Diner, Seattle
· Asha Gomez, Cardamom Hill, Atlanta
· Chuy Valencia, Chilam Balam, Chicago
· Tom Douglas, Dahlia Lounge, Seattle
· Anne Quatrano, Bacchanalia, Atlanta
· Hugue Dufour, M. Wells, New York City
· Michael White, Marea, New York City
· Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy, New York City
· Linton Hopkins, Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta
· Charles Phan, The Slanted Door, San Francisco
· Anita Lo, Annisa, New York City
· Daniel Patterson, Coi, San Francisco
· Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago
· José Andrés, Jaleo, Washington, DC
· Naomi Pomeroy, Beast, Portland, Oregon
· Hugh Acheson, Five & Ten/Empire State South, Athens and Atlanta
· Nils Noren and Dave Arnold, ICC Instructors, New York City
· Elizabeth Falkner, Citizen Cake, San Francisco

· Secrets of Great Chefs [Amateur Gourmet]
· Secrets of Great Chefs Trailer [Vimeo]
· All Adam Roberts Coverage on Eater [-E-]
[Photo: Artisan]

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