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Michael Symon's Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2009

    good eating

    I've made several recipes from this book. The directions were clear and the results, delicious. What is truly exciting about the recipes is that many of them are for food served in Michael's restaurants. It is very generous for such a talented chef to want to share these outstanding recipes and take the time to scale them down for the home cook. It isn't often one gets the chance to try to cook such dishes at home. The stories included are informative and fun. Can't wait to try everything.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2010

    Awesome Cookbook

    Very informative, very down to earth and step by step, if you need that. Has some very good views, and even includes a resource section in case you can't find something in your area. Symon Says are very neat, also tells you if something can be refrigerated for later for plan ahead meals, and if it freezes well. Very good cookbook for all levels of cooking.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2010

    Symon Places Cooking to the Forefront

    If you want fancy, upscale, "check-your-denim and leather at the door" cooking, don't buy this book. If you want the heart and soul of what Mike Symon has brought to the Cleveland restaurant scene, and now the world scene, buy this book.

    It is a no-bones, in your pork face book about foods based on what Symon has learned growing up in a blue-collar, heartland city. The recipes are for the most part, well written. I did have to go back over and re-read a couple lines here and there to make sure what I was reading, but went on from there successfully. This is a book you will keep close by as he delivers his style to your doorstep and to your kitchen. I would have liked to have seen a few more photgraphs, but what is the are very well done. The recipes are outstanding, and as a home-chef I did tinker, as chefs will do, but the tinkering was just to suit my tastes and did not take away from the original as written, but rather, enhanced what flavors we were looking for.

    This is in my Top 5 of cookbooks, and moving up slowly as I try more and more things. A must-have, a must-buy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Great cookbook

    This is a wonderful addition to your cookbook collection. His recipes are easy to follow and you learn something about the Chef.
    Each recipe comes with a background of the recipe and the easy to read instructions make this a great book for everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    A Great Work: I would definitely recommend to all who "Live" and love" to cook.

    Very rare to medium-rare, Chef Symon (I don't do well-done1). Only good things to say about your "Live To Cook".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    WHOA!!

    I from Cleveland too, and I think it is awesome that there is an Iron Chef from my hometown. Go Cleveland!!! If you have never been to Clveland I suggest that you come sometime soon. It is a great place to live. I enjoy watching Michael Symon on TV. I have never read this book, but, being a Symon mega fan, am sure that it rocks as much as Cleveland.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

    I was in the area for the book signing. I bought the two books for gifts.

    I bought the signed books for gifts.

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