By demonstrating that all cooking breaks down to five simple procedures, Chef on Fire enables you to look at any recipe and instantly grasp the technique involved in it's cooking, the time it will take to prepare, and all the equipment needed. Each chapter includes an overview of a technique, which foods are appropriate for a technique, and approximately 25 recipes applying the technique. By juxtaposing various ethnic and regional recipes in each chapter, Carey demonstrates that applying the same five techniques consistently makes good food in every culture.
Chef Joseph Carey has done it again! In his latest book, Chef on Fire, he combines careful attention to classic culinary techniques with his creative flair and acute sensory intelligence. He lets readers in on the ways that the classic methods of food preparation are the basis of fine cooking and shows beginners to seasoned cooks how to turn out food as good as any professional. This book reveals the chefs' secrets for creating exciting and flavorful dishes in the home kitchen.--Denis Kelly, Author of Barbecuing & Grilling: Food and Fire in American Regional Cooking, and co-author of The Complete Meat Cookboo