John Tesar, the three-time James Beard Award semifinalist and chef behind Knife modern steakhouse and Spoon Bar & Kitchen, both in Dallas, Texas, is writing a cookbook about steak, publisher Flatiron Books announced in a press release.
Tesar will write Knife: Modern Steak and All American Meats with Josh Ozersky, the founder of Meatopia and Esquire’s editor at large.
Slated for publication in spring 2017, Knife will be a “celebration of American steak” and explore the history and growth of Texas ranching as well as “a trip inside the mind of one of the most distinctive and acclaimed meat chefs in the world.”
Dallas photographer Kevin Marple will provide full-color photography.
Named after the chef’s steakhouse where a three-star review famously resulted in a tirade against Dallas critic Leslie Brenner, who was then banned from his restaurants, the cookbook will focus on Tesar’s interpretation of the contemporary steakhouse and his role as a meat-centric chef.