What is Craig Deihl’s favorite cookbook?
I think any great chef is going to look at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry Cookbook in a different way. That’s definitely one of my favorites. One of my first cookbooks was Alfred Portale’s Gotham Bar and Grill Cookbook — another great one. Any of Alain Ducasse’s cookbooks are phenomenal. One of the older cookbooks that I love is Hot Salty Sour Sweet — it’s a great title because it revolves around the flavor profiles of your mouth, which is why Asian food has always been a food that I love because it dances on the palate. It’s food with a lot of pizzazz. I always try to emulate food with a lot of flavor.