Ricardo Larrivée (just "Ricardo" to his legions of fans) is one
of Canada's handful of genuine "celebrity" chefs in the style of
Jamie Oliver or Bobby Flay. Ricardo has a huge and passionate fan
following based on his easy, breezy cooking style highlighted on
his Food Network Canada show, Ricardo and Friends. Ricardo
has expanded his television success into a multimedia empire, with
a French-language magazine, radio and web spots, and more.
Ricardo's slow cooker book-packed with 150 colour photos,
engaging design and sixty-five great recipes-is the perfect
combination of personality and subject. Only Ricardo could make
slow cooking sexy and shake off its staid, traditional reputation.
This book shows you how to make the comforting (Lentil Ragout with
Poached Eggs, Beef à la Carbonnade), the unconventional (cheesecake
and crème brûlée) and the completely fabulous (Veal Cheeks with
Figs, Maple Beer Ham). As they say on the show, "Ooh, Ricardo,