Back To Basics: 100 Simple Classic Recipes With A Twist Paperback – Sep 3 2013
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About the Author
Chef MICHAEL SMITH is the bestselling author of seven cookbooks, including Back to Basics, Fast Flavours, Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen, and The Best of Chef at Home. He is the popular host of several Food Network TV shows, including Chef Michael’s Kitchen, Chef at Home and Chef Abroad, and is a judge on Chopped Canada. Michael is a passionate advocate of simple, sustainable flavors and the growing Canadian cuisine movement. He lives on Prince Edward Island with his wife, Chastity, and their children, Gabe, Ariella, and Camille.
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The recipes are clear and easy to follow and are sure to bring up some familiar flavors. However, in true Michael Smith fashion, there's both some unusual recipes (e.g., sweet potato salad) as well as a "twist" that goes along with each recipe. The twist follows the recipe as a boxed paragraph at the end of it. The twist is often a suggestion of different ingredients or flavourings (i.e., spices and/or herbs) that can be used to alter a particular dish.Read more ›
While yes, some of the recipes are incredibly simple, they give you the basics to expand on and grow as a home cook.
I'm not one to cook with a recipe, and Chef Michael encourages me to brank out into new flavours that I've been uncertain to try.
I recommend this to any home cook who likes to cook without a recipe.
Each recipe includes a "twist" inside a boxed paragraph. These twists offer suggestions for different ingredients/flavourings or even different cooking methods and add a new dimension to the food for those who master the original recipes and want to try a change. Ultimately, the twists turn a basic book of recipes into an introduction on how take your cooking to the next level.
With its beautiful full page photos, this solid recipe book recommends itself easily. Both the newer cooks and the more experienced can fill their kitchens with wonderful food following Smith's loose yet expert guidelines.
I have been following him since his first show and have a few of his books. I rarely buy modern cookbooks but he is my go to guy for recipes that don't come out of my head.
This book is exactly what it says. Back to basics. I recommend this for beginner cooks who want to expand a little on their expertise. He is wonderful...and Canadian to boot.
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Love his books, this is my second favorite. Fast Flavours is #1.Published 5 months ago by CWilliams
https://www.amazon.ca/review/review-your-purchases/ref=pe_30840_154472930__add_1_star1?_encoding=UTF8&asins=0143184105%3A1%2C&channel=&crAuthToken=gO7Q30NXJ5aAsRmk1UVLFXjDWSSvPublished 8 months ago by Denny
Avoid the "meatball steaks in red wine mushroom stew". It's as if wino sparrows vomited onto a cafeteria hamburger. Two birds, one patty.Published 11 months ago by DC
hey, some good recipes!
but, back to basics? I'm not sure.
too many recipes have too many ingredients.
can we pls. stick to less than 10 ingredients? Read more