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by Michael Smith

TV's Chef Michael Smith shows how cooking without recipes makes for stress-free kitchen adventures.

In Chef at Home Chef Michael Smith welcomes readers into his home kitchen where he encourages home chefs to cook with -- and without -- a recipe. Packed with simple and delicious meals, this cookbook offers kitchen insight and a culinary adventure on every page. Chef Michael Smith has cooked professionally for more than 20 years.

In Chef at Home, the companion cookbook to his hit Food Network series, Smith emphasizes simple, stress-free cooking. In his house, every meal is an opportunity to have fun and experiment with flavors. Aspiring home cooks will learn from Smith's professional cooking secrets. Experienced home cooks will appreciate his open, creative approach. Everyone will love the book's simple, healthy flavors and the tips on personalizing each dish. Recipes include:

- Country Inn Pancakes - Maritime Clam Chowder - Rosemary Vanilla Chicken - Mac and Cheese with Lobster.

This book is meant to be ripped, oil-stained, accidentally burnt, and deliberately written on. It works best in the kitchen -- not on the coffee table.

Download Chef at Home epub
ISBN: 1552857166
ISBN13: 978-1552857168
Category: Cookbooks
Subcategory: Regional & International
Author: Michael Smith
Language: English
Publisher: Whitecap Books; 1st Edition edition (October 13, 2005)
Pages: 176 pages
ePUB size: 1990 kb
FB2 size: 1976 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 764
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I looked a long time to find a copy of this cookbook, and was pleased to finally find this. It's my style of cooking - a pinch of this, a generous squirt of that. Unlike America's Test Kitchen recipes (which is detailed down to the last 1/8 teaspoon of an ingredient), these are more improvisational, and the recipes are delicious. The recipes give suggestions for accompanying dishes as well as recommending substitutions for ingredients that may be hard to find. It is very much a book for less experienced cooks who may be intimidated in the kitchen. It is relaxed and easy to follow.
I'm very very happy with both the ease if reading this cook book & also the chef's use of primarily inexpensive everyday pantry items. Due to health issues our daughter requires a lot of fiber everyday & this book offers interesting & tasty ways to incorporate whole wheat flower into some of the recipes. The textures are new to me and the dishes have a lot of flavor. Also, if you are familiar with the chef's cooking show on TV you will appreciate the fact that he obviously wrote every sentence in this can actually imagine him saying every line. There are many helpful hints & basic cooking techniques that apply to cooking beyond the recipes in this book. I am very pleased with my purchase.
This is first class teaching at it's best. Michael Smith is a relaxed host and guide to building your own culinary skills using a few simple, tried and true ideas to provide nutritious and delicious meals for your family or to offer suggestions for creating excellent,easy and very flavorful dishes for your favorite dinner guests.

It's based on his Chef At Home TV series on Food Network Canada, or, for those of us south of the border, Discovery Channel's series, in which he cooks, instructs, encourages and offers endless hints, tips and advice for creating your own wonderful family dinners.

The book succeeds on all levels in translating his warmth, enthusiasm and respect for home chefs and encourages us to take a chance and have fun in our kitchens.

I've enjoyed this so much that I've ordered two more copies as gifts to friend and family home chefs.
Great cook book. Condensed from the other on of the same name but great book!
Simple food; simple prep
Easy to read, great recipes.
From the very first day I saw "Chef at Home" I was immmediately addicted...this is a book highly recommended for the "can't cook, won't cook" folks like myself, as well as the seasoned pros. Don't leave this book on a coffee table!!!

Every recipe (most of which I have seen created on the show) is easy to follow (there are some ingredients I wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole, like mushrooms), and the stories behind them are fascinating. I especially enjoyed the personal tidbits Michael included along the way, and the marvelous photos of him with Rachel and Gabe - wish I had that little boy's palate when I was his age!

Thanks Michael for sharing your life and vision on cooking with your fans.
While our part of the country doesn't have the easy access to some of the ingredients used in this cookbook, the recipes are still wonderful. Book is presented just like the show and has gorgeous color photos to show the completed dish. Great as a gift or as an addition to your personal library of cookbooks.