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
From Library Journal
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.
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