Picks and Pans Review: Home Food

updated 11/27/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/27/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Debbie Shore and Catherine Townsend

What does Alice Waters of Berkeley's Chez Panisse cook on her night off? Usually whatever is fresh at her local market, but here she suggests a dandelion-green and walnut salad, braised duck legs, and a pear and muscat raisin tart. Compiled by associate directors of Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit hunger-relief program, this cozy book introduces the folks behind the meals served in some of the nation's best restaurants. Each of the 44 chefs, photographed in their homes, offers an original menu with wine suggestions in this tribute to the faces and flavors that dictate modern American cuisine. (Clarkson Potter, $25)

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