One of my favorite cookbooks is called Chefs of the Times.
The book is a collection of over 200 recipes (and reflections) from some of America's most creative chefs. It came out in 2001 and Dan bought it for me shortly thereafter. I choose recipes from this book for most of our dinner parties. They are always a big hit!
The Cauliflower Soup recipe is courtesy of Alfred Portale (Chef and Owner of Gotham Bar and Grill). Here is what they have to say about Alfred Portale on Wikipedia.
And here is a link to the recipe.