By Tom Colicchio
With Think Like a Chef, Tom Colicchio has created a brand new type of cookbook. instead of checklist a chain of eating place recipes, he makes use of basic steps to deconstruct a chef's artistic approach, making it simply to be had to any domestic cook.
He begins with suggestions: what is roasting, for instance, and the way do you do it within the oven or on best of the range? He additionally will get you happy with braising, sautéing, and making shares and sauces. subsequent he introduces easy "ingredients" -- roasted tomatoes, say, or braised artichokes -- and tells you the way to exploit them in quite a few methods. So these effortless roasted tomatoes will be changed into whatever from a French dressing to a caramelized tomato tart, with many scrumptious innovations in between.
In a piece referred to as Trilogies, Tom takes 3 materials and places them jointly to make one dish that is speedy and different dishes which are an increasing number of concerned. As Tom says, "Juxtaposed in attention-grabbing methods, those components end up that the total will be more than the sum in their parts," and you may agree as soon as you might have tasted the Ragout of Asparagus, Morels, and Ramps or the Baked Free-Form "Ravioli" -- either dishes made with an identical trilogy of ingredients.
The ultimate part of the books bargains easy recipes for elements -- from zucchini with lemon thyme to roasted endive with complete spices to boulangerie potatoes -- that may be utilized in unending combinations.
Written in Tom's hot and pleasant voice and illustrated with wonderful pictures of comprehensive dishes, Think Like a Chef will convey out the grasp chef in we all