Become a better, more confident and creative cook! Have you ever discovered a dish you loved, found the recipe and prepared it with great anticipation--only to be disappointed? If so, this cookbook is for you. With the help of food doctor Kevin Ryan, it lets you in on simple cooking secrets and foolproof strategies that will enhance your cooking skills and help you get great results every time. Inside you'll find 120 sumptuous recipes for breakfasts, snacks and starters, main dish family meals, special dishes for entertaining, tempting sides and great desserts. You can start the day with Cheesy Apple-Bacon Strata, munch on Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, dine on Linguine with Caramelized Onions and Angry Tomato Sauce and serve Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes with Caramel Sauce for a grand finale. Each recipe has a "Why It Works" explanation about an ingredient or technique used in preparing it, so while you make something delicious, you'll discover something that will help you cook better. Learning never tasted so good!
Table of Contents
Ask the Food Doctor. 1 Good Morning! Breakfast the Way You Remember. 2 Snacks and Starters. Big Flavors for Small Plates. 3 Gather 'Round the Table. Main Dish Meals for the Family. 4 Company's Coming. Entertaining with Ease. 5 Finishing the Plate. Tempting Sides. 6 Sweet Somethings. Easy but Satisfying Desserts. Why It Works: "At a Glance". Helpful Nutrition and Cooking Information. Metric Conversion Guide. Index.
KEVIN RYAN, PHD, holds a doctorate in food science and a degree in gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu. He's been a caterer, wedding cake creator and cooking class instructor. He works as a food scientist at General Mills, developing new products.