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Curtis Stone, host of Arena's hugely popular Top Chef Masters and the Discovery Channel's Around the World in 80 Plates, provides a culinary road map of time-saving kitchen solutions and delicious dishes for every day of the week.
We're all busy. We can all appreciate using a recipe that we know will cut down on time, expense and even dishes. Curtis Stone maintains that the first step to ensuring a successful meal is to achieve confidence in the kitchen, and so this classically trained, world-renowned, celebrity chef has provided home cooks of all levels with 130 effortless, but inspired, fail-proof recipes that showcase ingredients and can be cooked quickly on any night of the week. He also provides dozens of notes on techniques, tricks and shortcuts that will make home cooking a fun and flavoursome experience for the whole family.
Curtis's philosophy is cook, create, celebrate - and these dishes do just that.
From Curtis: "I’m so excited about this cookbook. We all know what a busy life feels like and getting dinner on the table every night can seem like a huge challenge. This book is designed to be your go-to guide for every day of the week. Whether you’re short on time, looking to save a few dollars, or having friends over for a dinner party, this book has a recipe to meet your needs. More than 130 mouthwatering recipes have been broken down into eight chapters—one for each day of the week, plus an extra one of sweet things. With targeted chapters like Motivating Mondays, Thrifty Thursdays and Dinner Party Saturdays, you’ll know just how to plan your dinners all week long."
About the Author
In addition to currently being the host of Arena's Top Chef Masters and Around the World in 80 Plates, Curtis Stone is also the owner of Kitchen Solutions, which was the first chefowned product line to debut at Williams-Sonoma and is now available in many other retail channels. Born in Melbourne, Stone honed his skills in London at Café Royal under legendary three-star Michelin chef Marco Pierre White, and at Mirabelle and the revered Quo Vadis. Curtis now lives in Los Angeles with his family.
Motivating Mondays: Healthy meals that start the week off right—Fennel-Roasted Chicken and Winter Squash with Endive-Apple Salad; Grilled Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad
Time-Saving Tuesdays: Quick and easy recipes for simple meals—Steak and Green Bean Stir-Fry with Ginger and Garlic; Grilled Pork Chops and Vegetable Gratin with Caper-Parsley Vinaigrette
One-Pot Wednesdays: Flavorful dishes with minimal cleanup—Chicken and Chorizo Paella; Rosemary Salt-Crusted Pork Loin with Roasted Shallots, Potatoes, Carrots, and Parsnips
Thrifty Thursdays: Cooking on a budget—Sliders with Red Onion Marmalade and Blue Cheese; Roasted Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Pasta Bake with Cheddar
Five-Ingredient Fridays: Fun and fast recipes to kick off the weekend—Grilled Harissa Lamb Rack with Summer Succotash; Seared Scallops and Peas with Bacon and Mint
Dinner Party Saturdays: Extraordinary dinners to share with friends and family—Asian Crab Cakes with Mango Chutney; Mushroom Ragout on Creamy Grits
Family Supper Sundays: Comforting and slow simmering food for relaxing around the table—Southern Fried Chicken; Barbecued Spareribs with Apple-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
ISBN: 9781742758923 ISBN-10: 1742758924 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 320 Published: 1st May 2013 Publisher: Random House Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 26.1 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 1.16
Edition Number: 1
Curtis's food philosophy places an emphasis on fresh, local, seasonal produce (with a nod to sustainable development and ethical farming practices), exploration of different food cultures, and the ability of food to bring family and friends together. For Curtis it is about the total cooking experience - bringing confidence to the kitchen and happiness to the table.
Curtis Stone is currently the host of Arena's Top Chef Masters and the Discovery Channel's Around the World in 80 Plates. Born in Melbourne, Stone honed his skills in London at Cafe Royal under legendary three-star Michelin chef Marco Pierre White, and at Mirabella and the revered Quo Vadis. Curtis now lives in Los Angeles with his family.