Meredith Laurence, the Blue Jean Chef, has worked in numerous capacities and settings in the food world. After graduating from the New England Culinary Institute, she first honed her skills in two Michelin-rated restaurants in Les-Baux-de-Provence, France. She then went on to work as a line cook at Zuni Café in San Francisco and at Café Rouge in Berkeley, California. Meredith set out on a different culinary path when she returned to teach at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, instructing professional culinary students during the day and home cooks in the evenings. Having found her real passion for teaching home cooks, she moved back to San Francisco to teach and manage at two HomeChef® cooking schools (now Viking Culinary Arts Centers). At the same time,Meredith worked in the world of food and product consulting at the Center for Culi-nary Development, where she acquired an expertise in creating and testing recipes. For the last thirteen years, she has worked as the Blue Jean Chef® on live television doing on air cooking demonstrations, giving QVC customers advice on cooking and equipping their kitchens.Meredith is the author of three cookbooks. The first book, Blue Jean Chef: Comfortable in the Kitchen, has sold over 45,000 copies, received rave reviews, and helped home cooks broaden their repertoire and become more versatile with a variety of cooking techniques in the kitchen. In her second book, Blue Jean Chef: Comfortable Under Pressure, Meredith offered easy-to-read instructions for pressure-cooking and provided a wide variety of recipes for the pressure cooker, along with clear instructions and tips. To date, Blue Jean Chef: Comfortable Under Pressure has sold over 120,000 copies. Meredith’s third cookbook, Blue Jean Chef: Delicious Under Pressure was released in August 2015, sold 75,000 copies in its first month and has sold over 130,000 copies to date. In her latest collection, Meredith makes the pressure cooker a must-have appli-ance by creating even more easy, flavorful and unexpected pressure cooker recipes. As the Blue Jean Chef, Meredith’s belief is that being comfortable in the kitchen is key to successful and enjoyable cooking. How comfortable? Well, as comfortable as you would be in your blue jeans, relaxing with friends.
Air Fry Everything: Foolproof Recipes for Fried Favorites and Easy Fresh Ideas by Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurenceby Meredith Laurence
The Air Fry Everything! cookbook creates fried food fast without the added fat, calories or guilt. Created by The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence, Air Fry Everything! offers over 130 all new, flavor-bursting recipes, including restaurant makeovers, like Blooming Onions, Beer Battered Onion Rings, Chicken Wings, Shrimp Egg Rolls, and Skinny Fries,/i>/i>
The Air Fry Everything! cookbook creates fried food fast without the added fat, calories or guilt. Created by The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence, Air Fry Everything! offers over 130 all new, flavor-bursting recipes, including restaurant makeovers, like Blooming Onions, Beer Battered Onion Rings, Chicken Wings, Shrimp Egg Rolls, and Skinny Fries, and turns them into healthy and crunchy, lower calorie alternatives. Additional recipes include Parmesan Chicken Fingers, Fish and "Chips," Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings, Crab Cakes, Coconut Shrimp, Fried Cauliflower with Parmesan Lemon Dressing, homemade potato chips, Boston Cream Donut Holes, and much more.
Your air fryer can create more than "fried" foods, and Air Fry Everything! gives you recipes for that too including Marinated Rib-Eye Steak with Herb Roasted Mushrooms, Inside Out Cheeseburgers, Honey Mesquite Pork Chops, Maple Balsamic Salmon, Roasted Vegetable Stromboli and Mini Molten Chocolate Cake, just to name a few. Plus foolproof recipes for making perfect bacon, roasting garlic, toasting nuts and creating crispy tortilla chips.
As always Meredith also provides tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your air fryer, plus how to cook your favorite frozen foods without all the added oil that goes along with deep-frying. Air Fry Everything! is the must-have cookbook for anyone who owns an air fryer.
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