Breakfast Comforts (Williams-Sonoma)

With Enticing Recipes for the Morning, including Favorite Dishes from Restaurants Around the Country

Breakfast Comforts (Williams-Sonoma)

Photographer: Maren Caruso
Savor the best part of the day.
Wake up to gooey cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven, spiced apple pancakes dripping with golden syrup, delicately poached eggs lavished with lemony hollandaise, or thick slices of sizzling maple-glazed bacon. All these recipes and over 100 others can be found in this, the only cookbook you’ll ever need to make your mornings spectacular.

In Breakfast Comforts, celebrated cookbook author Rick Rodgers shares his favorite tried-and-true recipes for the morning meal, along with a collection of mouthwatering dishes from beloved breakfast and brunch restaurants across the country. Peppered with Rodgers’ nostalgic, personal tales, it also includes engaging stories behind the featured restaurants and the signature dishes that have made them so popular.

Over 100 recipes will satisfy any breakfast craving, whether you prefer a sweet or savory start to the day. Showcasing American regional cuisine, the restaurant recipes include decadent cheese and berry blintzes from New York; chile-laced migas from the Southwest; crab cake Benedict from the Pacific Northwest; and the lightest, flakiest biscuits—with plenty of hearty sausage gravy on the side—from the American South. You’ll also find recipes for all the classics, such as butter- and syrup-drenched waffles; marmalade-stuffed French toast; scrambled eggs bursting with herbs and tomatoes; crispy corned beef hash; and sticky caramel-pecan rolls. Wake up to gooey cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven, spiced apple pancakes dripping with golden syrup, delicately poached eggs lavished with lemony hollandaise, or thick slices of sizzling maple-glazed bacon.

No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find inspiration for every palate and every occasion, from a casual family breakfast to a lazy Sunday brunch with friends, in this ultimate collection of comfort-food breakfasts.

Restaurants and recipes featured are:

San Francisco
Universal Cafe
2814 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: 415-821-4608
Chef/Owner: Leslie Carr Avalos
Recipe: flatbread breakfast pizza

Los Angeles
Blu Jam Cafe
7371 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Tel: 323-951-9191
Chef/Owner: Kamil Majer (
Recipe: breakfast quesadilla

Kerbey Lane Cafe
Main Office: 2111 Dickson Dr. Suite A., Austin, TX. 78704
Tel: 512-447-3767
Central Location: 3704 Kerbey Lane, Austin, TX 78731
Tel: 512-451-1436
Recipe: migas

Daily Cafe (3 locations)
Daily cafe in the Pearl:
902 NW 13th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209
Tel: (503) 242-1916
Recipe: whole wheat pancakes with berry compote

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
Recipe: white chocolate scones with lemon curd

New York
Sarabeth’s --
Recipe: blintzes

Highland Bakery
655 Highland Ave NE # Ne3
Atlanta, GA 30312-1464
Tel: (404) 586-0772
Owner: Stacey Eames (
Recipe: Sweet potato & pecan pancakes

Jack's Firehouse
2130 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Tel: 215-232-9000
Recipe: cheesesteak omelet

Portage Bay Cafe (3 locations)
Roosevelt: 4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle 98105
Tel: 206.547.8230
South Lake Union: 391 Terry Ave N, Seattle 98109
Tel: 206.462.6400
General Managers: Susan Ritchie ( and Jeff Smith (
Executive Chef: Justin Newstrum (
Recipe: Dungeness crab benedict

Sweet 16th – A Bakery
Recipe: grittata casserole

Hell's Kitchen
80 South 9th St.
Tel: 612.332.4700
Owner: Mitch Omer (
Advertising: Cynthia Gerdes (
Recipe: Caramel-pecan rolls

Snooze Eatery (3 locations)
2260 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
Tel: 303.297.0700
Recipe: Corned beef hash
Recipe: Monkey bread with orange glaze

New Orleans
The Ruby Slipper
Recipe: BBQ shrimp and grits

Santa Fe
Cafe Pasqual's
Recipe: Homefries with green and red chile sauce

Hominy Grill
Recipe: Hi-Rise Biscuits with sausage gravy
  • Weldon Owen | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781616280703 | 
  • June 2011


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About the Author

Rick Rodgers

Rick Rodgers is a renowned cooking instructor and radio and television guest chef who has written dozens of books on virtually every cooking subject, including his best-selling 101 series, and the IACP Cookbook Award nominees Kaffeehaus and The Carefree Cook. Rodgers has also written more than ten titles for a Williams-Sonoma series, as well as Tips Cooks Love by Sur La Table. Rodgers lives in the New York City area.