Dimensions: 256 pages, 3.7 × 2.85 × 0.39 in
Published: October 4, 2011
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307886751
ISBN - 13: 9780307886750
From the Publisher
If chefs are the new rock stars, Anne wants you to rock in
your own kitchen!
For Anne Burrell, a classically trained chef and host of
Food Network's Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (where she
shares impressive recipes and smart techniques that anyone can
master), and Worst Cooks in America (the show that
transforms hopeless home cooks), being a rock star in the kitchen
means having the confidence and ability to get a great meal on the
table without a sweat. In her debut cookbook, she presents
125 rustic yet elegant recipes, all based on accessible
ingredients, along with encouraging notes and handy professional
tricks that will help you cook more efficiently at home.
With Anne''s guidance, even the novice cook can turn out
showstoppers like Whole Roasted Fish or Rack of Lamb Crusted with
Black Olives, which are special enough for guests but easy enough
for a weekday evening. For Piccolini (Little Nibbles), try making
Truffled Deviled Eggs, Sausage and Pancetta Stuffed Mushrooms, or
Baked Ricotta with Rosemary and Lemon. Delicious first courses
include Pumpkin Soup with Allspice Whipped Cream and Garlic Steamed
Mussels with Pimentón Aioli. And if you''re craving pasta, Chef
Anne''s Light-as-a-Cloud Gnocchi, Sweet and Spicy Sausage Ragù, or
Killer Mac and Cheese with Bacon will blow you away.
Whether she''s telling you how to use garlic most effectively
("perfume the oil, remove the garlic, and ditch it-it''s fulfilled
its garlic destiny!") or reaffirming the most important part of
cooking (it should have the "sparkle factor!"), you will never feel
alone at the stove. Anne''s effervescent personality and unmatched
vitality will be there every step of the way--as teacher, coach,
cooking partner, and friend.
Organized from "Piccolini and Firsts" to "Pasta, Seconds, Sides,"
and, of course, "Dessert" Cook Like a Rock Star is all
about empowering you with the confidence to own what you do in your
kitchen, to be excited by what you''re making, and to experience
the same kind of joy that Anne feels everyday when she cooks and
About the Author
ANNE BURRELL graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and
has worked at some of the top restaurants in New York (including
Lidia Bastianich''s Felidia and Peter Hoffman''s Savoy). She cooked
professionally in Italy, taught at the Institute of Culinary
Education, and battled alongside Mario Batali on Food
Network''s Iron Chef America. During her tenure as
executive chef at Centro Vinoteca, she also oversaw the kitchen of
Gusto before being recruited to Food Network full-time, first as
the host of her own show, Secrets of a Restaurant
Chef, and then as cohost of the primetime hit Worst
Cooks in America.
SUZANNE LENZER graduated from
the Institute of Culinary Education following a
career in advertising. A food writer and stylist, over the
past four years she has worked closely with cookbook author
and New York Times columnist Mark Bittman. A
native of Los Angeles, she lives in New York City.
Anne Burrell has rocked in some of New York’s best Italian kitchens, she’s rocked the Food Network, and now she’s gonna help you rock your kitchen with this book.” --GUY FIERI “Anne Burrell is the real deal. TV or no TV, famous or not, you put her in front of a stove and she will cook your ass under the table.” --ANTHONY BOURDAIN “Oh, baby, Anne has really knocked it out of the park with this book. It’s bold, fun, and full of the passion that people love about her.” --EMERIL LAGASSE “While reading these pages, I found myself almost transfixed by Anne’s strong literary voice and compelling (yet so simple!) recipes. . . I even looked over my shoulder a few times as I read or cooked, as if she were standing right by me, whispering hints and tips in my ear. Check out a new voice in Italian food—one that will make you want to bust out your pots and pans and give these great recipes a try. I guarantee that you will feel (and cook) like a rock star in your own kitchen!” --ALEX GUARNASCHELLI “Reading Cook Like a Rock Star will make you feel like you’re with Anne in the kitchen. You’re at the stove, she’s behind you, jumping up and down, cheering you on. Her one-of-a-kind voice is in every recipe—getting excited about porchetta (who doesn''t?), raving about deviled eggs, admitting her addiction to gnocchi. This girl loves Italian food. Loves it.