There's a Chef in Your Freezer
Fast, fabulous, delicious Mediterranean-inspired recipes your family, friends, and you will love
by Richard Azzolini
- Number of Pages: 177
- ISBN-10: 1581126549
- ISBN-13: 9781581126549
- Publisher: Universal-Publishers
- Year: 2001
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This book will change the way you cook and eat! In a perfect world everyone would have as much time as they wanted to prepare delicious meals for themselves and their loved ones. Unfortunately, at the end of a dayís work most people donít have time to create a fine meal from scratch. This book will teach you how to make edible building blocks that will enable you to prepare sophisticated meals at a momentís notice. What are the building blocks? Succulent roasted tomatoes and peppers; luscious mushroom duxelles; sweet and meltingly soft onions, shallots, and leeks; creamy roasted garlic; rich chicken and vegetable stocks; and fragrant herbal marinades. The building blocks can be used right away, or kept frozen, ready at a momentís notice, your own mise en place. Think of them as sunshine in your freezer. The building blocks will allow you to turn a steaming bowl of soup, some pasta, and a chicken breast into a feast in short order.
Written for people who enjoy good, simple food with a Mediterranean accent. The first part of the book focuses on how to prepare the edible building blocks. The second part of the book is filled with recipes designed to allow you to create fine meals from the building blocks. Quick, easy, and delicious, you will love the results.
About The Author
Chef Azzolini has cooked professionally for 20 years.
Born with a wooden spoon in his hand into a family of passionate cooks, Chef Az trained and worked in America, Europe, and Asia. He did his formal training at the Cordon Bleu School, and an apprenticeship at Patisserie Dauvergne in Reims, France. Azzolini ran an executive dining room for eighteen years, and now caters, writes, and teaches in Manhattan, East Hampton, and San Francisco. Chef Az loves cooking and eating good food.