The Story Behind Season with Authority

The recipes in Chef Marc Murphy’s cookbook, Season with Authority, run the gamut from artifacts from his family’s history to some of the greatest hits from his restaurants Landmarc, Ditch Plains and Kingside. Each recipe will serve to nourish and inspire you for years to come. And more importantly, they will teach you that whatever you do in the kitchen, always cook with confidence, and never, ever be afraid to Season with Authority.

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Like the photos in this book? We bet we’ll like yours even better! Grab your copy of the Season with Authority and show us your best #selfie.

Use the hashtag #seasonwithauthority on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, make sure to tag Marc (@chefmarcmurphy), and watch our feeds to see which photos we repost. Extra credit if the photo includes a completed recipe from the book that has (of course) been seasoned with authority!

*A very special thanks to the incredible Cedric Angeles for the amazing photography in the book. Please check out his portfolio here.


“I believe great food should be made accessible to everyone—no special skills or big bank account required. I was raised by people who knew a rich life had less to do with money than with flavor. Marc Murphy cooks and lives with lots of flavor. His recipes in Season with Authority are can-do, and will make a home cook feel successful and gratified with every dish. This collection is inspiring: The dishes are rock-star good and rock-solid in ease and method.”
Rachael Ray

“Marc Murphy is not only a phenomenal chef, with this book he shows that he is also an amazing teacher. He makes cooking fun and approachable without compromising flavor and technique. Season with Authority is a new classic and belongs on the shelf of every home cook.”
Marcus Samuelsson, Chef/Owner of Red Rooster Harlem

“An absolutely mouthwatering cookbook from one of America’s best chefs! It is impossible to not find something delicious to make, from simple salads and side dishes to gorgeous roasts and simple grills. This is a must-have for anyone’s culinary library.”
Geoffrey Zakarian, Iron Chef

“Marc’s book is filled with delicious recipes that reflect not only his expertise but also his unpretentious nature. Each recipe shares a story from his journey, which is sure to encourage any home cook.”
Daniel Boulud, Chef/Owner of The Dinex Group

“Marc Murphy has crafted an outstanding cookbook. Marc’s amazing background, having lived and worked in Italy, France, and America, allows him to create dishes that are very classic, yet he can quite knowledgeably add his own distinctive twists. Marc is a confident chef who has that unique ability to make his recipes both easy and fun to read, and even easier to cook from. A delicious cookbook that is both exciting and practical—a triumph.”
Jonathan Waxman, Chef/Owner of Barbuto NYC

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This amazing collection includes an apron handmade exclusively for Marc by Hedley & Bennett; Marc’s personal Salt + Pepper blend perfect for seasoning everything from pork chops to sautéed vegetables; a jar of our famous and addictive Landmarc caramels; a Season with Authority t-shirt by Flavour Gallery that is so soft you’ll want to live in it, and of course, Marc’s new, instant-classic cookbook, Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking.

A tasty collection for any aspiring chef!

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