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Book: Paperback | 152 x 229mm | 344 pages | ISBN 9780143184102 | 03 Sep 2013 | Penguin Canada
Michael Smith

Chef MICHAEL SMITH is the bestselling author of six cookbooks including Fast Flavours, Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen,and The Best of Chef at Home. He is the popular host of several Food Network TV shows including Chef Michael’s Kitchen, Chef at Home, and Chef Abroad. Michael is a passionate advocate of simple sustainable flavors and the growing Canadian cuisine movement. He lives on Prince Edward Island with his partner, Chastity, and their children, Gabe, Ariella, and Camille.

BACK TO BASICS

100 SIMPLE CLASSIC RECIPES WITH A TWIST

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Michael Smith has been passionate about cooking simple, great-tasting food since his mom first introduced him to cooking at an early age. Since then, Michael has become one of Canada's most successful cookbook writers and a hugely popular celebrity chef on Food Network Canada. But, never far from his own home kitchen, it's the time-tested basic recipes that he regularly cooks for his family. In Back to Basics, Michael shares 100 sure-fire classic recipes, tips, and cooking techniques. And, in every recipe he shows how easy it is to add a twist or two to your cooking.

Chock full of mouth-watering photography to inspire, Back to Basics is Michael's simple approach to cooking basics that he wants to share with every home cook. Once you understand the basics behind a recipe, you can then stir your personality into your cooking. You'll see how easy it is to impress family and friends in your own kitchen. And, once you know the basic rules, you can break them. You'll never get stuck making a dish just one way!

Inside, you'll find Michael's favorite classic recipes like Crispy Crusty Chicken Strips with Global Dips, Beef Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuit Crust, Bacon Roast Pork Tenderloin, Tomato Basil Crusted Whitefish, Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Sage Butternut Squash Sauce, and Bacon & Blue Cheese Risotto. And, no meal is complete without dessert, so try making classic sweet treats like Pumpkin Pie Tarts, Apple Cinnamon Fritters and Peanut Butter Brownies.

Michael's passionate commitment to cooking simple classic recipes will inspire and guide you as you impress yourself in your own kitchen. Enjoy!

Chef MICHAEL SMITH is the bestselling author of six cookbooks including Fast Flavours, Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen,and The Best of Chef at Home. He is the popular host of several Food Network TV shows including Chef Michael’s Kitchen, Chef at Home, and Chef Abroad. Michael is a passionate advocate of simple sustainable flavors and the growing Canadian cuisine movement. He lives on Prince Edward Island with his partner, Chastity, and their children, Gabe, Ariella, and Camille.

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