"Like his thoughtful tasting menus, Brandon McGlamery's 9 COURSES showcases his originality while celebrating tradition and refined technique. Its recipes, rich in imagination, are also filled with straightforward and insightful guidelines like McGlamery's "9 Rules of the Road" which serve as a blueprint for the book and your kitchen. You'd do well to circle Rule #9, which directs you to "have fun, smile often, eat well" — with McGlamery as your guide, that's all but guaranteed."

- Thomas Keller