Think Like a Chef

Think Like a Chef

Tom Colicchio


With Think Like a Chef, Tom Colicchio has created a brand new type of cookbook. instead of checklist a sequence of eating place recipes, he makes use of uncomplicated steps to deconstruct a chef's inventive method, making it simply on hand to any domestic cook.

He starts off with concepts: What's 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 ways to take advantage of them in a number of methods. So these effortless roasted tomatoes should be become something 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 constituents and places them jointly to make one dish that's fast and different dishes which are more and more concerned. As Tom says, "Juxtaposed in fascinating methods, those elements end up that the entire will be more than the sum in their parts," and you'll agree as soon as you've 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 portion of the books bargains basic recipes for elements -- from zucchini with lemon thyme to roasted endive with entire spices to boulangerie potatoes -- that may be utilized in never-ending combinations.

Written in Tom's hot and pleasant voice and illustrated with excellent images of comprehensive dishes, Think Like a Chef will carry out the grasp chef in we all.

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