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Emeril's TV Dinners: Kickin' It Up A Notch With Recipes From Emeril Live And Essence Of Emeril Hardcover – September 29, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; 1 edition (September 29, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688163785
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688163785
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,411,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

Contrary to what the title may suggest, this is not a cookbook for the meals that come packaged in those nifty foil trays for your convenience. Emeril's TV Dinners is another stellar cookbook from master chef and television star Emeril Lagasse. This is the man who succeeded legendary chef Paul Prudhomme in New Orleans and then took the rest of the food world by storm. His rise has included a few award-winning cookbooks, including Emeril's New New Orleans Cooking, Louisiana Real and Rustic, and Emeril's Creole Christmas. At the same time as Lagasse was turning out terrific food at his restaurants and recipes in his cookbooks, he was hosting the widely acclaimed Emeril Live and The Essence of Emeril on the TV Food Network. And that is what Emeril's TV Dinners is all about--150 of Emeril's favorite recipes from his award-winning shows. But this cookbook isn't simply a revisit to some old television shows; this is vintage Emeril--great recipes from one of America's best chefs. Like all of his books and shows, the most refreshing thing about Emeril's TV Dinners is the approach. As he is fond of saying, we aren't building any rocket ships, we're cooking--plain and simple, and he's an expert at making great food easy and fun. His enthusiasm is infectious. You can almost taste Pecan Crusted Mozzarella with Baby Greens, Rock Shrimp Stuffed Flounder, or Emeril's Potato Truffle Charlotte. If you didn't see the shows, Emeril's TV Dinners offers another chance to find out why Emeril is still one of the best chefs in America today. --Mark O. Howerton

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Lagasse's cooking series on the TV Food Network have become incredibly popular, making him one of the best-known chefs today. Enthusiastic (not to say over the top), talented, and full of energy, Lagasse recently opened his third restaurant in New Orleans; he has another restaurant in Las Vegas, and he's written several other cookbooks, including Emeril's Creole Christmas (LJ 11/15/97). His latest book includes favorite recipes from the series Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril, gathered in chapters such as "Pork Fat Rules," "Singin' Sweets," and "Emerilized Starters." Sure to be in demand, this is recommended for all cookbook collections.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Customer Reviews

I like his show okay, but there are too many pictures and not enough recipes.
Ed Grubbs
Just because a dish has weird proportions or exotic ingredients doesn't make it innovative or unique from a culinary standpoint!!
L. Lawrence
Alot of good recipes I tried a few and they are very good and I will keep on working on the others.
Johnz

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By A. Wildcat on November 18, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I've had this book for nearly a year now, and am not disappointed in
the least. I've made several of the dishes in this book, as well as
dishes from his show...and all have turned
out to be delicious. Try the Delmonico Chicken or Shrimp Creole. The
dishes take time and preparation, and some take practice and will be
better the second time you make it, but they are excellent. One
downside is that, for me in the Midwest, a lot of the fish/shellfish
ingredients aren't readily available.
I wholeheartedly recommend
this book for the cooks out there who are adventurous and willing to
experiment. You will enjoy it. Those who are more at home with
macaroni and cheese from a box, stay away.
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90 of 95 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 11, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I have just recently become a fan of Emeril's. I was not working for a few months and accidently surfed to the Food Network. Eventually, I saw Emeril Live. His show made me so hungry and made my mouth drool! I purchased two of his books: Emeril's TV Dinners and Louisiana Real & Rustic. I love them both. A few of the reviews I read criticize his use of heavy cream, butter, etc. But most people realize you have to use recipes like those in moderation. Most people don't eat like that every day. I like light cuisine, but I also like REAL GOOD food, too.
I have enjoyed cooking since I was 12, and I find it impressive that Emeril will give up his secrets. I have tried many of his recipes in both books, and none have disappointed me. Everything has come out delicious and very tasty.
As far as the so-called "commercialism" of the book, I believe this was done for the people who genuinely are fans of Emeril. I got a kick out of seeing the pictures that are behind the scenes. I can see why people who wouldn't know too much about him would think it was "too much".
Cooking is my hobby, as well as collecting cookbooks. I have a whole double bookcase of cookbooks, and I am proud to have Emeril's TV Dinners in it. I plan on collecting all his books.
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75 of 82 people found the following review helpful By "retiredchef" on November 29, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I have followed Emeril for quite awhile now. A couple of years ago I bought Real and Rustic to try out his recipes, becuse they all looked so good. There were some accuracy problems with the quantities, but by and large the recipes turned out okay. I bought this book thinking it would provide newer recipes. Instead, a lot of them are just updated reprints of recipes that he has been using for years. The book also is like a coffe table book, because it is mainly pictures of him on his set. Save your money. If you want to see Emeril, turn on the TV. If you want the recipes, by one of his older books.
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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful By "agean" on March 30, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The idea behind this book is a nice commercial packaging ofEMERIl, a
fan book, and recipes. It's not a culinary institution textbook with
rigid rules and exact measurements, it's just like the TV SHOW, get
it? If you don't like the show, don't buy the book.
I bought the
book because I'm an OK cook, but I want to get better, I love Emeril's
approach to cooking, his personality on TV and the personable nature
of his restaurants. The book is designed to be a collection of the
better tapings from his show and the recipes that made the shows
click. How can you present a book about a TV SHOW and not have
pictures? .... Emeril is
correct on one thing, "It ain't rocket science" but he
forgot to remind people to use common sense in the kitchen. I highly
recommend this book if you are a fan of the show and want some recipes
and some background information on Emeril. Remember the title of the
book, it is designed to be just like any of the PBS companion books to
the shows with the same titles. It is a fun book, the recipes do work,
they do allow for improv work, modification, embellishments and they
will make you happy! END
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Daneman #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 24, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I think Emeril is a hoot; we use the term "Kick it up a notch" at home for just about anything and get a real laugh every time we say it. I think Emeril Lagasse makes it clear that cooking is fun, an art and a way to express yourself.
He doesn't give cup and tablespoon amounts on his show when he cooks, so this book is useful to see what might go into some of the dishes he's created. So you get his biscuit recipe here, where measurements are critical to success. And are they nice and light! This is now my favorite biscuit recipe because I never could get them fluffy rather than heavy and flakey.
You do have to read these recipes carefully; the goat cheese and leek cake attracted me because I love both these ingredients. However, it's listed as vegetarian but contains a LOT of bacon! Hahaha! Since when are pigs vegetables? (there are vegetarian substitutes for bacon, but I'll bet Emeril wouldn't touch them with a 10-foot pepper grinder!)
There's plenty of his unique wit in the book, so it's fun to read. This is not most useful cookbook I own, but for a few recipes, it is unsurpassed ....
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By mmharrin on April 23, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Others have described the 'cult' of Emeril and I suppose I'm in it because I do like him on TV. The book lacks for me for a couple of reasons. First the positives - I liked the ongoing commentary throughout the book by Emeril. I think food is enhanced by the love people have for it, and that made me want to make the recipes. Second, most of the recipes look fairly good. The negatives - I made 3 recipes in the last 8 days and I was unhappy with all of them for various reasons. Now, I know I'm not Emeril, and I shouldn't expect my food to be restaurant quality - and that's not my beef. I realized that several of his recipes lacked specifics that would actually be required to correctly know how to make something. I also realized that I thought, in all 3 of the things i made, that some of the quantities were way off. Perhaps I can't make the food as well as Emeril, but using the amount of cheese he recommends in one recipe ends up with a dish that is overwhelmed by it, to the detriment of some great ingredients. When I prepared my cheese I thought it looked like too much, but I also figured I would go ahead and do it his way so that I could see if I was being timid. I was not.
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