Takes everyday recipes from simply delicious to simply extraordinary.
For most home cooks, a simple but still delicious meal with a minimum of fuss and ingredients is an everyday necessity. However, there are also times when a special occasion calls for something out of the ordinary. Yet few home cooks have the time to source and try new recipes, and that's why Everyday to Entertaining is sorely needed.
These recipes have been created and organized to go from weekday to weekend by simply using different or additional ingredients, techniques and cooking methods.
For example, sumptuous white wine braised chicken can be prepared in a few steps and with minimal pantry ingredients -- perfect for a quick weekday dinner. On the adjacent page is a tantalizing recipe for coq au vin, which uses many of the preceding recipe's main ingredients but requires more preparation time and additional ingredients -- perfect for that elegant dinner party or other special event.
Another great example is mustard and garlic roasted pork loin, which becomes balsamic glazed pork loin with apricots and figs with just a few modifications and additions.
The authors feature handy, easy-to-follow tips and techniques throughout the book, along with menu-planning ideas and cooking shortcuts. These two accomplished chefs and cooking instructors provide tasty dishes for any occasion that will help the home chef satisfy the shifting needs of a busy family.