NEW YORK (AP) -- The name and concept of a CBS Saturday television segment have been translated into a book: "Chef on a Shoestring" (Simon & Schuster, $23 hardcover).
It's a well-bred collection of about 120 recipes contributed by some of America's most reputable chefs in a generous spirit: All the royalties from the book will be donated to Share Our Strength, one of the nation's leading anti-hunger, anti-poverty organizations.
In the book, readers will find Mario Batali's Ziti al Telefono, Potato and Garlic Soup from Pilar Sanchez and Charlie Palmer's Seared Chicken Breast With Red Onion Vinaigrette -- among other treats.
The premise of the TV show is that a chef is given $20 to conjure up a three-course meal for four.
The book's editor, Andrew Friedman, explains that in the book, "Rather than reprint complete menus from a small number of chefs, we've selected a greater cross-section of cooking talents and arranged this book according to conventional recipe chapters."
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