Back To Basics: 100 Simple Classic Recipes With A Twist

Paperback | September 3, 2013

byMichael Smith

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Michael Smith goes back to basics with a twist!

Michael Smith has been passionate about cooking simple, great-tasting food since his mom first introduced him to cooking at an early age. Since then, Michael has become one of Canada's most successful cookbook writers and a hugely popular celebrity chef on Food Network Canada. But, never far from his own home kitchen, it's the time-tested basic recipes that he regularly cooks for his family. In Back to Basics, Michael shares 100 sure-fire classic recipes, tips, and cooking techniques. And, in every recipe he shows how easy it is to add a twist or two to your cooking.

Chock full of mouth-watering photography to inspire, Back to Basics is Michael's simple approach to cooking basics that he wants to share with every home cook. Once you understand the basics behind a recipe, you can then stir your personality into your cooking. You'll see how easy it is to impress family and friends in your own kitchen. And, once you know the basic rules, you can break them. You'll never get stuck making a dish just one way!

Inside, you'll find Michael's favorite classic recipes like Crispy Crusty Chicken Strips with Global Dips, Beef Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuit Crust, Bacon Roast Pork Tenderloin, Tomato Basil Crusted Whitefish, Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Sage Butternut Squash Sauce, and Bacon & Blue Cheese Risotto. And, no meal is complete without dessert, so try making classic sweet treats like Pumpkin Pie Tarts, Apple Cinnamon Fritters and Peanut Butter Brownies.

Michael's passionate commitment to cooking simple classic recipes will inspire and guide you as you impress yourself in your own kitchen. Enjoy!

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Michael Smith goes back to basics with a twist! Michael Smith has been passionate about cooking simple, great-tasting food since his mom first introduced him to cooking at an early age. Since then, Michael has become one of Canada's most successful cookbook writers and a hugely popular celebrity chef on Food Network Canada. But, never...

Chef MICHAEL SMITH is the bestselling author of seven cookbooks, including Back to Basics, Fast Flavours, Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen, and The Best of Chef at Home. He is the popular host of several Food Network TV shows, including Chef Michael’s Kitchen, Chef at Home and Chef Abroad, and is a judge on Chopped Canada. Michael is a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 11 × 8.6 × 0.8 inPublished:September 3, 2013Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143184105

ISBN - 13:9780143184102

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cookbook This has plenty of great recipes to try - especially for Michael Smith fans.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and easy recipes! I bought this book for my husband for Valentines day. He loves it and I love it also. My husband teaches cooking at the high school and have tried some of the recipes with his students. The recipes are easy to do and taste wonderful. I highly reccommend Michal Smith's cook books and will be ordering more in the near future.
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cookbook!! I have recently purchased this book and I love it!! I have never been disappointed by any of Chef Michael Smiths books. He is a great chef and his recipes are straight-forward, easy to make and tasty. Recipes that anybody can follow! I also love the way the book is layed out...great pictures.
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Michael Smith: Back to Basics This is a great book, meals are fantastic, recipes are simple.  I love all of his cookbooks!
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Back to Basics: 100 Simple Classic Recipes with a Twist I bought this book recently and have tried a couple of recipes. Excellent and very easy to follow instructions. My only criticism is the binding of the book. I don't believe it is going to stand up to much use without the pages coming apart.
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and Delicious! This is a wonderful recipe book - easy to find ingredients unlike other books we have. We've made a few recipes so far - they are quick and easy to follow and absolutely to die for!
Date published: 2013-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to read and follow Tasty receipes with products you have in your pantry
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back to basics I thoroughly enjoy this book.  Chef Michael lays it out very simply and no fancy ingredients needed.  Cooking up a storm now!
Date published: 2013-11-18

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