From their table to yours....Welcome to the home kitchens of the
world's finest chefs.
In Off Duty, forty-eight of the world's top chefs and
food writers abandon the heat of the professional kitchen and share
their passion for home cooking. Revealing the favorite menus they
love to cook for family and friends, they place the emphasis on
delicious, straightforward recipes using ingredients and techniques
familiar to the home cook.
An interview with each chef offers fascinating insights into
everything from their favorite piece of cooking gear to what they
feed their children. With 144 recipes -- 48 starters, 48 main
courses and 48 desserts -- there is something to suit every mood
and every capability level. A sample menu might feature Gary
Rhodes's starter of Toasted Tomato Salad with Melting Gorgonzola
and Rocket Leaves or Delia Smith's Baked Eggs in Wild Mushroom
Tartlet. For a meaty main course there is Nigella Lawson's Shin of
Beef Stew with Pasta or Gordon Ramsay's Calves' Liver with Sweet
and Sour Mushroom and Rocket Marmalade. At-home desserts include
Jamie Oliver's Raspberry and Blackberry Meringue with Hazelnuts,
Caramel and Chantilly Cream and Michel Roux's White Peaches Baked
with Honey and Lavender.
Off Duty has a range of vegetables, fish and meat
dishes to tempt every palate and a roll call of chefs to inspire,
day after day. Bringing together today's top culinary talents,,
this collection is a must-have for the home cook.