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Breakfast at O'Rourke's
New Cuisine from a Classic American Diner
Brian O’Rourke




Wesleyan
2015 • 144 pp. 55 color illus. 8 x 9"
Cooking - Breakfast / Cooking - Chefs & Restaurants

$16.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-7499-2
$12.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7595-1

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Gourmet American recipes with Irish roots

Since 1941, O’Rourke’s Diner has been a beloved eatery and a second home to generations of Middletown families, Wesleyan students, and diners from all over the Connecticut River Valley. Capturing the magic of the diner itself—classic, hip, eclectic, and full of positive energy—Breakfast at O’Rourke’s is a trove of hearty gourmet recipes from one of Connecticut’s most beloved diners. The book features menus for twenty-three complete O’Rourke’s breakfasts and over eighty recipes, including Irish Soda Bread, Eggs Galway, Bread Pudding French Toast with Caramel Sauce, Firecracker Omelet, Breakfast Cheesecake, Pumpkin Brie Quiche, and Red Flannel Hash. Each main dish is paired with a side, baked good, and sauce—so that cooks at home can recreate their favorite O’Rourke’s brunch. The book is lavishly illustrated with over fifty photographs from food photographer Tom Hopkins, and includes many vegetarian options. This is a must-have cookbook for diner aficionados and food lovers everywhere.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“It is a joy to have recipes for some of the best diner breakfasts anywhere—even better are the invaluable words of wisdom, advice, local history, and color with which Brian O’Rourke introduces them.”—Michael Stern, author of Road Food

“You haven’t really experienced breakfast at its finest until you’ve had breakfast at O’Rourke’s Diner. In this wonderful book, Brian O’Rourke unveils many of his secrets to making a wide variety of scintillating, satisfying—often show-stopping—breakfast fare. This book will completely transform the way you experience that all-important first meal of the day.”—Mike Urban, author of The New England Diner Cookbook

“Reading this book I realized my mouth was, in fact, watering. Yours will, too, because Brian O'Rourke understands what a recipe needs to make it deliver soul-satisfying pleasure. My kind of guy.”Faith Middleton, host and founder of WNPR’s The Food Schmooze Party®



BRIAN O’ROURKE has been owner and chef at O’Rourke’s Diner in Middletown, Connecticut, for over thirty years since he began peeling potatoes and scrambling eggs in 1959. By infusing traditional American diner cuisine with globally inspired food, O’Rourke’s caters to a multitude of cultures and palates. Brian has travelled the world, learning skills and techniques all over America, Ireland, and the Caribbean. Brian uses his big personality and love for food and people to make O’Rourke’s Diner one of the world’s most special places.

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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 16:53:00 -0500