Book buyers and diners alike have marveled at the incredible food that emerges from the kitchen of Charlie Trotter's world-renowned Chicago restaurant and have bought over 150,000 copies of his cookbooks. Now, readers can step behind the scenes and take a lesson from the master himself. A fine-cuisine cooking class for the home chef, Kitchen Sessions is the companion volume to Trotter's thirteen-part public television cooking series. Each episode is a personalized introduction to an essential ingredient - from salmon to chocolate - complete with a wide range of glorious recipes, 120 in all. Kitchen Sessions demystifies the professional techniques and tricks behind Trotter's show-stopping recipes, making them accessible for home cooks.