The Self-Published Cookbook for Rebel Chefs

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By F&W Editors Posted February 23, 2015

“The book I constantly grab is the original Au Pied de Cochon cookbook,” Vinny Dotolo says.

Getting a chef to pick a favorite cookbook is like asking a parent to choose her most-loved child. But F&W pressed great cooks around the country to reveal their top picks of all time.

The Chef: Vinny Dotolo, Animal and Son of a Gun in Los Angeles

The Book: Au Pied de Cochon by Martin Picard (2006)

“The book I constantly grab is the original Au Pied de Cochon cookbook,” Dotolo says. “I love the layout and design and the message. It was self-published, it was just awesome, full of that f***-you spirit. The message in that book is be who you are. It really spoke to me. It was very much in my mind when we opened Animal.”

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