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Impossible to Easy: 111 Delicious Recipes to Help You Put Great Meals on the Table Every Day Hardcover – March 30, 2010
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The host of Food Network's Dinner: Impossible shows busy people how to keep food simple but delicious
Chef Robert Irvine goes where few chefs dare. As the host of Food Network's Dinner: Impossible, he has cooked on a desert island, in an eighteenth-century kitchen, inside an ice hotel, and even for cowpunchers on a cattle drive. In Impossible to Easy, he converts the classical and improvisational kitchen skills he's learned during the past twenty-five years under some of the most challenging conditions into advice to help the home cook achieve mastery in his or her own kitchen.
Irvine shows how to approach ingredients in new and familiar ways, how to plan and execute delicious meals every time, and how to guarantee maximum flavor from every dish. By establishing a few simple organizational, shopping, and storage habits, home cooks can not only get the most out of fresh foods and spices but elevate their everyday meals to a higher level of accomplishment and enjoyment. Here, too, is advice on useful equipment and implements, pantry staples, do-ahead tips, and 111 easy-to-master recipes (many complete with timelines, and half of which are gluten free) that are sure to keep family and friends coming back for more. By separating each process into its constituent parts, anyone can easily create such tasty dishes as Lime-Cured Shrimp and Roasted Corn Chowder, Porcini-Dusted Pork Chops with Cremini Mushrooms and Golden Raisins over Horseradish-Scented Potatoes, Pommes Frites with Chipotle Aioli, Duck Confit with Three-Bean Cassoulet, Windy City Stovetop Pizza, Braised Asian Pear with Roquefort and Sweet Port Wine Dressing, Banana Chocolate-Hazelnut Crepes, and dozens more right in his or her own home.
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Top Customer Reviews
My family has been impressed with every dish I have made from this book, and I have not had any problems executing the instructions. It may be a bit overwhelming for a novice cook, but only because recipes are broken down into steps and many novice cooks don't really realize that recipes don't just happen, they are created in order.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to cook, anyone who's in a cooking rut and needs a shake-up, and, of course, to any fan of Chef Irvine as he has more of himself in this book than his prior book (although that was a good one, too!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I guess I expect simpler dishes and more in line with chicken and beef and healthier recipes , I got pretty much nothing out of it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by DrewNY001
I really expected a LOT more from a book by Chef Robert. I HOPE the other book I ordered was better. I was looking for a real cookbook!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love robert irvine on TV. Couldnt find a single thing in here to make! Far more upscale food than I was expecting.Published 6 months ago by MG
I bought this book for my husband for Father's Day. He had shown it to my a day or 2 before and said he wanted to get it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kelly Marlow
Recently saw Robert Irvine live in Baltimore. I now have extended my enjoyment by reading this cook book.Published 10 months ago by Nan E Weaver