Synopses & Reviews
Experienced off-camera chefs from the Food Network Kitchens share their cooking secrets and techniques that help make celebrity chefs famous.
Quotes and stories throughout offer consumers a fascinating look inside the Food Network.
Exquisite photography and Food Network recipes provide inspiration and confidence that every dish will be a success.
"Written by the shoppers, cooks, food stylists, tasters, recipe developers and food researchers who work in the 'kitchen behind the TV kitchens you see on your favorite Food Network shows,' this book serves up the goods on how to stock your pantry, keep it organized and prepare simple but scrumptious everyday meals. Although the contributors don't offer any juicy, behind-the-scenes glimpses of what it's like to work for the Food Network or any of its celebrity chefs, they do reveal some of the shopping and preparation shortcuts that they use in their own kitchens (Before juicing a lime, microwave it for a few seconds and roll it in your palm 'to release the juice from the pulp'; 'Squash your prep time by buying peeled, seeded, and chopped butternut squash'). Dishes like Crispy Falafel Chicken with Yogurt Salad and Lamb Chops with Rosemary-Orange Gremolata are designed to cook up quickly, and those that aren't (like Southwestern Pulled Brisket Sandwiches and Black Bean Soup with Mojo) enlist the aid of set 'em and leave 'em tools like Slow Cookers and Pressure Cookers. The recipes are eclectic, but they emphasize simplicity in both preparation and presentation. With its straightforward recipes and plentiful tips, this book is perfect for those who are ready to graduate from frozen dinners to home cooking and entertaining. 50 color photos." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)