The Cookbook of All Time: Recipes, Stories, and Cooking Advice from a Neighborhood Restaurant (Hardcover)
The first cookbook from Tyler and Ashley Wells, the husband-and-wife duo responsible for All Time, Los Angeles’ bustling, sought-after restaurant, that highlights the simple, delicious food that attracts guests from all over, alongside their intimate, hilarious, and tender stories.
“We’re just cooking!” That’s how Tyler and Ashley Wells, owners of All Time, approach food. They might be just cooking, but they’re doing it damn well because guests from all over flock to their beloved Los Angeles restaurant. It’s one of the most buzzed-about dining destinations in LA.
The Cookbook of All Time includes 50 recipes highlighting the restaurant’s most iconic standouts: Fish with Crispy Rice, Ashley’s Lamb Ragu, The Big Steak Event, The Good Ass Salad Dressing, Sweet Potatoes, The Salmon Bowl, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Betsy’s Cobbler, Paul’s Chocolate Cake, and more, plus easy-to-understand ways to cook fish, meat, vegetables, sauces, rice, beans, and doughs. Imbued with Tyler’s unique cooking philosophy, useful experience, and favorite techniques, tools, and ingredients, the food is impressive and yet, totally achievable at home. These recipes are an extension of Tyler and Ashley’s earnest hospitality.
Not only will you love cooking from these pages, you’ll laugh out loud, possibly cry, and most certainly relate to the touching stories, personal essays, and anecdotes. The Cookbook of All Time contains over 150 evocative images.
Cooking isn’t about rules or fancy gadgets; it’s about feeding people, using your senses, and leaning into life—with laughter, honesty, and freedom, and having a damn good time to boot.
Tyler J. Wells loves cooking of course, and loves feeding people even more. He’s also worked as an auto mechanic, a bicycle messenger, a construction manager, and a carpenter. He oversees the food and coffee programs at All Time, and he’s also built the tables, made the shelves, ship-lapped the walls, and constructed and repaired nearly every corner of the restaurant he runs with his wife. He’s consulted around the country, providing turnkey direction, conception, and operational guidance for award-winning hospitality programs. Born in West Virginia, he is a genius at making and doing and fixing, starting fires and cooking on them, driving, and much more. He is a knowledge seeker, a romantic, and loves being outdoors.
Tyler and Ashley live in Los Angeles.