Synopses & Reviews
Bold. Unfussy. Irresistible. Real.
Thats the kind of food that comes out of Tyler Florences kitchen. With a culinary sensibility refined in some of New Yorks most high-profile restaurants, and a down-home practicality gained as the cooking guru of Food 911, Tyler cooks food thats fresh, flavorful, and totally doable. In Tyler Florences Real Kitchen, hell show you how to cook simple meals that taste amazing, from comfort-food to classics to vibrantly new dishes.
Tylers long-awaited first cookbook stays true to his cooking philosophy—use great, simple ingredients and then let the natural flavors speak for themselves. He offers cant-miss recipes for all the crowd-pleasing dishes that you crave—cold fried chicken, a perfect meatloaf, or drop-dead lasagna. Tylers bold, uncomplicated style even makes sophisticated food easy, with recipes like Pan-Roasted Sirloin with Arugula, Sweet Peppers, and Olive Salad or Steamed Mussels with Saffron and Tomato. Hell show you how to get a great meal from the grocery bag to the table with the least fuss and the most flavor, or how to throw a barbecue with the best burgers (spiced up with horseradish and Havarti cheese) that your friends have ever had. From weekend brunch (including Soft Scrambled Eggs with Salmon and Avocado and an assortment of dim sum) to quick weeknight dinners for two (like Hong Kong Crab Cakes with Baby Bok Choy), and a selection of great party food and cocktails, this is a cookbook youll use again and again and rely on for every occasion.
With helpful notes on essential pantry staples and a list of the kitchen equipment you really need, Tyler Florences Real Kitchen is a fresh, creative exploration of just how fun (and delicious) your cooking can be.
"Cooking at home is on the rise and with good reason what could be more satisfying than making a dish for friends or family and having them be totally blown away? That's the kind of food you'll find in this book." Bobby Flay
What kind of food comes out of a real kitchen? For Tyler Florence, it's food that excites the palate, pleases the eye, and can be prepared by real people. He puts this principle into practice in his long-awaited first cookbook, a compendium of recipes, techniques, short-cuts, and serving tips for home cooks who want to capture the tastes and flair of restaurant-style food without spending all day in the kitchen.
The recipes in Tyler Florence's Real Kitchen are organized by occasion, from intimate meals for two to casual dinners for friends, to brunches and outdoor bashes for a crowd. Some of the dishes, including a mouthwatering version of chicken and dumplings, reflect Tyler's Southern upbringing; others like the sophisticated Spicy Scallop Cucumber Rolls demonstrate his years perfecting hip, contemporary fare in New York's finest restaurants. Written in a reassuring, conversational style, Tyler Florence's Real Kitchen will delight novices and inspire veteran cooks to update their repetoires.
Marrying down-home practicality and urban flair, the charismatic host of Food Network's Food 911 and former chef at some of New York's trendiest restaurants presents a hearty helping of his favorite recipes. 80 full-color photos.
About the Author
Tyler Florence is the host of Food Network's long-running series Food 911. He honed his culinary skills in some of New York City's top restaurants, including Aureole, Mad 61, the River Café, and the wildly popular Cafeteria, where he was the founding chef. Tyler can be seen frequently on the Today show, where he makes regular appearances, and on numerous other programs. He lives in New York City.
JoAnn Cianciulli discovered her love of food growing up in the kitchen of her father's Italian restaurant in Queens. She has worked as a producer on numerous Food Network productions and lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
Table for two -- Dinner with friends -- Weekend brunch -- One pot wonders -- Food for the great outdoors -- Cocktail party -- A little on the side -- Sweet tooth.