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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.--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
I bought this cookbook for my boyfriend for this last Christmas. He said he wanted to learn how to cook, on his own, in-control of the kitchen. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Suzanne Rocco
I love Robert Irvine and his show. But I have to say that those recipes are not everyday cooking for people with busy schedule. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jun Chang
The one reason I bought his book is because he is a practical chef, no nonsense, direct to the point! And, he is an improviser! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Julia
No pictures these recipes are nothing I haven't seen before. Alfredo chicken or meatloaf.Published 3 months ago by Paula
I am an amateur gourmet chef. Almost everything I know about cooking came from Fine Cooking magazine and Julia Childs' wonderful books. Read morePublished 5 months ago by David A. Barnhart