At Home With Michael Chiarello
This At Home With Michael Chiarello comes to you from one of the world's top restaurant chefs. This stunning cookbook has some delicious recipes like Gnocchi Alla Romana, Pumpkin Risotto, Crespelli Short Stacks with Shredded Chicken and Balsamic BBQ Sauce, and Molten Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes. This cookbook is coffee-table worthy!
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 240 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Author: Michael Chiarello
Description: Michael Chiarello, celebrated television, cookbook, and restaurant chef, is a master of simple, casually elegant cuisine -- and a fabulous host. In this "I've gotta have it" cookbook packed with great recipes, gorgeous photographs, and inspiring entertaining ideas he shares his secrets for celebrating in style (and have fun doing it, too!).
Whether it's for four friends around the kitchen counter or for a hundred, hosting a successful party is all about good food, good fun, and good planning. Michael's innovative and uncomplicated suggestions for alternative place settings and servingware, party locales, and cooking ahead often make great use of what you already have. Try serving a salad in a lettuce "cup,"rather than on a plate. What about putting together a menu that requires no plates or utensils? Why not move the meal out of the dining room and into the living room, where the guests can enjoy their food seated around the coffee table while they watch the latest block- buster movie release on DVD.
Even better, the book is packed with simple recipes that will dazzle your guests without dizzying you. Having a cocktail party? Serve Fusilli Snack Mix, Pop Culture Popcorn, Crispy Sausage-Stuffed Olives, and Polenta Bites with Caramelized Mushrooms, all washed down with intriguing Tomato Water Martinis. Maybe a summer barbecue is in order, complete with a spectacular mixed grill as the centerpiece. How about the ultimate indulgence -- a fabulous dessert buffet?
Michael reminds us never to underestimate the time-saving qualities of a well-stocked pantry and includes an array of spice rubs, infused oils, vinaigrettes, and sauces to keep at the ready, which will make it easy to throw together an impromptu get-together.
At Home with Michael Chiarello will help you think like an entertainer -- and relax like a guest.
Condition: Good condition.