Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 176 pages, 10 × 7.9 × 0.5 in
Published: August 5, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1552857166
ISBN - 13: 9781552857168
About the Book
In the companion cookbook to his hit Food Network TV series professional chef Michael Smith shares the recipes and methods he uses to cook at home to create creative, simple and delicious recipes -- stress-free.
Read from the Book
Real Cooking 101 Family, Friends and Food I love food. I love cooking it. I love eating it. For me it''s always a celebration. In the kitchens of my life great ingredients, prepared simply and shared with family and friends, have always inspired me to be my best. Since I can''t come to your house to cook -- and even if I did I''d want to eat your food, not mine -- I share my passion through my cooking show "Chef at Home" and this book. They both reflect my journey from home cook to professional cook -- and back to home cook. It''s been quite a ride! My mom kick-started my cookie-baking career early by letting me help her instead of shooing me off like the three-year-old mess-maker I was. Since then I''ve learned a thing or two. I''ve discovered that nothing jazzes me up more than cooking for my partner, Rachel, and my son, Gabe. I''ve learned that my son''s dinner is way more important than a hundred-dollar tasting menu. I''ve found that I love the quiet satisfaction of cooking tasty, healthy meals for my family. I don''t miss the long hours of a restaurant kitchen but I sure do miss professional dishwashers! I''ve been a professional chef for the past 20 years and I''ve seen a few things along the way. I''ve had the privilege of cooking on three continents, in the city and the country, on planes, trains and ships. I''ve had the honor of cooking for kings, queens and presidents. I even ran away with the circus once to cook for them. I''ve seen enough melted chocolate to fill
Table of Contents
Dedication Real Cooking 101: Family, Friends and Food My Secret Recipe? Cooking With and Without a Recipe How to Cook Without a Recipe How to Cook With a Recipe Use Your Food Sense Rev Up Your Fridge, Pantry and Tool Drawer Ten Snacks Tuna Fish Sandwich Pink Lemonade Salt and Pepper Watermelon A Plateful of Tomatoes Bruschetta Fresh Salsa Country Inn Pancakes Power Smoothies Smoked Salmon Sandwich Miso Broth Ten Salads Caesar Salad Italian Basil Salad Asian Spinach Salad Cucumber Mint Salad Fennel Salad Belgian Endive Salad Arugula Eggplant Salad Asparagus Red Onion Salad Roast Potato Salad Southwestern Popcorn Salad Ten Dressings Lemon Parmesan Dressing Red Wine Herb Dressing Honey Lime Dressing Miso Ginger Vinaigrette Spicy Asian Dressing Vanilla Vinaigrette Balsamic Vinaigrette Sherry Maple Vinaigrette Goat''s Cheese Vinaigrette Tomato Lemon Dressing Twenty Dinners Orange Ginger Beef Pan Roast Steak Biscuit-Crusted Beef Stew Grilled Leg of Lamb Brined Roast Chicken Rosemary Vanilla Chicken Jerk Chicken Southwestern Chicken Corn Soup Apple Braised Pork Chicken Mushroom Stew Mediterranean Fish Stew Maritime Clam Chowder Cornmeal-Crusted Salmon Peppercorn-Crusted Tuna Penne with Roast Tomatoes Pasta with Speedy Meat Sauce Thai Curry Noodle Bowl Vegetarian Protein Soup Pizza Parlour Pizza Mac and Cheese with Lobster Twenty Sides Smashed Potatoes Couscous Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes Potato Bacon Cheddar Tart Grilled Vegetable Skewers Whole Wheat Spaetzle Basmati Rice Brown Ric
From the Publisher
TV`s Chef Michael Smith shows how cooking without recipes makes for stress-free kitchen adventures. Chef at Home Chef Michael Smith welcomes readers into his home kitchen where he encourages home chefs to cook with -- and without -- a recipe. Packed with simple and delicious meals, this cookbook offers kitchen insight and a culinary adventure on every page. Chef Michael Smith has cooked professionally for more than 20 years. In Chef at Home, the companion cookbook to his hit Food Network series, Smith emphasizes simple, stress-free cooking. In his house, every meal is an opportunity to have fun and experiment with flavors. Aspiring home cooks will learn from Smith`s professional cooking secrets. Experienced home cooks will appreciate his open, creative approach. Everyone will love the book`s simple, healthy flavors and the tips on personalizing each dish. Recipes include: - Country Inn Pancakes - Maritime Clam Chowder - Rosemary Vanilla Chicken - Mac and Cheese with Lobster. This book is meant to be ripped, oil-stained, accidentally burnt, and deliberately written on. It works best in the kitchen -- not on the coffee table.
About the Author
Food Network star Chef Michael Smith has been cooking professionally for over twenty years. An honours graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York, Chef Michael''s contagious love of food has earned him friends and admirers worldwide.
The tips, chef''s tricks and extra information beyond the recipe will have even the most timid cooking with ease.