Nightly Specials: 125 Recipes for Spontaneous, Creative Cooking at Home

Nightly Specials: 125 Recipes for Spontaneous, Creative Cooking at Home shares the recipes of top chef and Epicurious TV food show host Michael Lomanaco. Lomanaco owned the former World Trade Center restaurant Windows on the World. His special dishes are spontaneous and allow home cooks to be creative with the recipes. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 306 pages. 

Copyright: 2004 

Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks 

Author: Michael Lomonaco with Andrew Friedman 

ISBN: 9780060555627

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Description: Have you ever wondered why restaurants have nightly specials? There are many reasons, actually, but they all have one thing in common: spontaneity. 

Acclaimed New York chef and host of the Travel Channel's Epicurious, Michael Lomonaco, along with award-winning food writer Andrew Friedman, offer up 125 recipes that use fresh and spontaneous ingredients to create innovative starters, salads, entrees, sides, and desserts. 

All the recipes are simple, loosely improvised dishes that will inspire home cooks to be flexible and remain open to each day's culinary possibilities. Best of all they can be selected at the last minute and cooked successfully in relatively little time. No matter what the season or occasion, you'll find the perfect recipe in Nightly Specials.

  • Toss together salads like Cool Roasted Beets with Mint or Mango and Red Onion Salad with Basil Vinaigrette.
  • Warm up with a bowl of Curried Pea Soup with Frizzled Ginger or Moroccan Lamb Stew.
  • Main courses include everything from quick-comforting favorites such as Supermarket Mushroom Risotto to show-stoppers such as Hacked Chile Lobster and Boneless Roast Leg of Lamb with Feta Cheese, Olives, and Eggplant.
  • Desserts range from holiday classics such as Pear-Cranberry Upside- Down Cake to peak-of-the-summer favorites such as Plum and Peach Cobbler and indulgences such as Baked Alaska with Coconut Sorbet and Chocolate Ice Cream and Chocolate Truffles. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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