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I am a wife, mother and grandma who enjoys the many aspects of homemaking. A variety of interests and hobbies combined with travel keep me active. They reflect the importance of family, friends, home and good food.
Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Best of Chef at Home Cookbook by Chef Michael Smith

The Best of Chef at Home Cookbook by Chef Michael Smith
My Newest Cookbook

It is no secret that Michael Smith is my favourite Canadian chef! I watch his shows almost daily, taping those I can't watch to catch up when I can.  I follow him on Twitter.  I just love his cooking syle - cooking without a recipe!  I have yet to try one of his recipes that I can't add my own touch to.  That is what a recipe is all about.  A recipe is a spring board, a starting point to take it from that point and make it your own.   Chef Michael continues to be a wonderful inspiration in my cooking!

A couple of months ago, Chef Michael was in Toronto and gosh did I ever debate going to that dinner.  It was $125 a plate but with travel costs and more than likely staying overnight the true cost would have been closer to $500.  At any rate I did do a lot of debating about it.  I now have a very good reason to attend the next time I get an opportunity.  You see, I now need his autograph!

I like to thank our kids gifted me with a copy of The Best of Chef at Home by Chef Michael Smith.  What a wonderful and very thoughtful gift!  I am seriously in Seventh Heaven here!  This will be one of those cookbooks that I read from cover to cover.  I can't wait to try out several of the recipes so will post as I do.  Stay tuned because you will be hearing a lot more about this cookbook.

2 food lovers commented:

LindaG said...

That was indeed a thoughtful gift. Good luck getting the autograph! :)

Garden Gnome said...

Thanks Linda :) I really do hope I get it autographed!