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In what seems to be a bid to become a U.S. version of Naked Chef Jamie Oliver, Florence (who was chef at New York's Cafeteria and hosts his own cooking show) aims for a casual attitude. While organization is loose amorphous chapters on backyard cookouts and Dinner for Two sit side-by-side with highly focused ones on making your own sushi many of the recipes themselves are clever. Sage-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Dried Plum Sauce features a tasty sauce made with red wine and prunes cooked until soft, and Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Miso, Orange, and Sesame would make a great snack as well as a tasty side dish. The author darts from one subject to the next and often combines flavors unexpectedly, as in Grilled Salmon with Watermelon and Black Olive Salad and Horseradish Burgers with Havarti and Tomato Remoulade. Sometimes Florence's claims that the best cooking is easy, casual and quick are belied by recipes such as the one for Blue Cheese SoufflE with Chamomile-Fig Compote that requires creation of a bEchamel sauce, not to mention the notoriously tricky soufflEs themselves. Florence's tone is light throughout, but readers may be turned off by airy pronouncements (It's often been my experience that many of the cleanest, best flavors are very simple ones) that under closer inspection are fairly meaningless. Others may roll their eyes at his off-color or immature remarks (a man of Thai ethnicity pulls out a karate move when asked to share a recipe; the flavors of a Green Curry Chicken are mental).
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Tyler Florence's cooking show on television's Food Network, where he rescues people from stovetop disasters, has an avid following. These fans will snap up copies of Tyler Florence's Real Kitchen, where their master shares his own recipes. Florence's recipes range widely from Chinese dim sum to rich, cheese-laden lasagna. He pleases vegetarians with a pan-fried tofu "steak" and a high-piled muffuletta sandwich with layers of roasted vegetables. Florence's prosciutto-wrapped, cheese-stuffed figs can easily be the hit of any cocktail party. His recommendations for stocking a pantry call for so many staples that only those with substantial storage space can possibly stock them all. Mark Knoblauch
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Tyler's recipes are easy to follow and have delicious results! The ingredients he uses are easy to find in your local supermarket. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Buttercup
I enjoy his show & now have the ability to create some of his wonderful cuisine. Looking forward to trying some of these on our friends.Published 17 months ago by Barb
Tyler is my favorite Chef... I get and print his recipes from Food Network all the time... Then it downed on me... Why not buy his Recipe Book? I just got it... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Elly Il
I already checked it out at the library and wanted my own copy so I could try some of his recipes.Published 23 months ago by Bentley Gold
One would think that a book like this would not be for a home cook, but let me say that I was wrong. This has about 10-15 recipes I could make at home with no problem. Read morePublished on August 23, 2013 by ReviewsByFran
I purchased for wedding gift an love it an once agin amazon out did them selves an it arrived five days earlyPublished on May 25, 2013 by Janis A. Mysinger