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Chef, Interrupted: Delicious Chefs' Recipes That You Can Actually Make at Home

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2005

    The Chef Whisperer

    This is a chef cookbook without the heartache. It's got at least two 'wows' going for it - it's a very broad sampler of of great chef recipes, and it makes innovative dishes accessible to those of us who don't have 2 days to build a sauce. Chef Interrupted is full of inventive recipes that an employed person, with a decently-equipped kitchen and a good supermarket, can make with total success. The recipes are startlingly delicious. Steak with spiced coconut sauce? Tomato and watermelon salad with ricotta?? Rosemary polenta pound cake??? I was attracted to the weird stuff first, and it was simple and delicious to make. I can tell you my girlfriend was delighted. I'm a decent cook though not an adventurous one, and this book's an inspiration. There are more conventional dishes too, and I'm getting new ideas from each one. I thought the shortcuts might dull the food down, but generally they allow the core idea of the dish to come through even stronger. I haven't found a clunker yet. It's such fun to try the new stuff that I'm cooking at home more just so I can see what happens next. When chefs do cookbooks they go to dizzy heights I can't always follow, and speak a language I only half understand. Clark teases out their passion and motives and translates them without dumbing them down. The notes are practical and amusing. She has a genius for catching the spark and essence of both the chef and the dish. Even the cover photo shows this (though you don't totally get it till you see the photo on page 265). If The Babbo Cookbook makes you the famished fly on the wall of Batali's kitchen, then Chef Interrupted flies you to forty kitchens where a charming and brilliant interpreter helps you get your hands on some real food. Yum!

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