Cookbook Collectors, Weekend Wanderers and Golf Lovers Everywhere Hope Santa Brings ‘The Fairway Gourmet’

New Cookbook Mixes Regional American Recipes With Great Golf Courses and the Cultures and Gustatory Influences That Surround Them

CHICAGO, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Debuting just in time for holiday gift- giving, nationally renowned Chef Jacky Pluton’s first cookbook “The Fairway Gourmet” marries golf, travel and fine cuisine, appealing to golf and food aficionados alike.

A companion to the public television series “The Fairway Gourmet,” currently running in more than 50 markets nationwide, the 191-page cookbook presents ten famous golf courses as a way of experiencing the natural beauty, regional recipes, and sensory adventures that these unique locations offer. Packed with recipes reflecting the country’s great variety of flavors and cuisines, the cookbook (priced at $36.95) is available at Barnes & Noble bookstores and at .

Pluton’s joie de vivre, the French phrase for “the joy of living,” is evident in “The Fairway Gourmet,” his enthusiastic, first-person discussion of local traditions, his delight in gustatory discoveries, and the true pleasure of each golf adventure.

“When I golf — and that’s as often as possible — I always enjoy the history and the unique cuisine and ambiance of each area I’m visiting,” says Pluton. “Each part of this country is so rich in history and has such a distinctive flavor,” he continues. “When I travel, when I golf, what I learn … that’s what this cookbook is about.”

Golf-loving readers can use the book as a guide to resorts, restaurants, and regional attractions, or as a starting point for a wish list, or simply to daydream. Recipes featured in the book, and the resorts that inspired them, include:

— Carefree, Ariz. – The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa
Sample recipe: Cactus Pear Martini
— Chicago — The Peninsula Hotel and Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Long
Grove, Ill.
Sample recipe: Shredded Pork Shoulder on an Onion Bun
— Kiawah Island, S.C. – Kiawah Island Inn Ocean Course
Sample Recipe: Baked Clams
— Kohler, Wis. – The American Club and Whistling Straits
Sample Recipe: Rustic Potato and Onion Layers
— Ponte Vedra Beach/Amelia Island, Fla. – Sawgrass Marriott Resort &
Beach Club and TPC at Sawgrass
Sample Recipe: Crab Cakes with Grilled Soft Shell Crab
— Sea Island, Ga. – Sea Island Golf Resort
Sample Recipe: Chocolate Peach Crumble

For more information, or to purchase the book online, visit .

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