Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gourmet Made Simple

Simply delicious and simply straightforward, GOURMET MADE SIMPLE: A Fresh Approach to Flavor with Gena Knox (May 15, 2008; $19.95 paperback original) is full of delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that will tantalize your taste buds and impress your family and guests. Gena Knox gives you the inside scoop on how to create fabulous and flavorful meals without the elaborate fuss you often find in gourmet recipes.

Gena has always believed that, “by preparing fresh ingredients with good food instincts and easy to follow recipes, preparing healthy, delicious meals will become fun and amazingly uncomplicated.”

In her debut cookbook, GOURMET MADE SIMPLE, Gena shares 88 of her favorite mouthwatering recipes which are both easy enough for a work night, yet elegant enough for a dinner party. She covers all the bases by presenting recipes for appetizers (Smoked Strawberry Mozzarella Crostini), salads (Marinated Fig and Arugula Salad), fresh fast food (Planked Fish Tacos with Corn Salsa and Guacamole), simple gourmet (Herb Crusted Lamb Chops with Feta Topping and Cedar-Wrapped Salmon with Balsamic Sauce), sides (Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes) and desserts (Cappuccino Pots de Crème).

Gena also encourages innovation by offering creative ingredient substitutions, and provides seasonal menu planning suggestions for when you’re entertaining or having a casual weekend dinner. Knowing that readers rarely have extra hours to spend in the kitchen, over half of the recipes in GOURMET MADE SIMPLE can be prepped in 10 minutes or less, and almost all in 20 minutes or less.

In addition to sumptuous recipes and gorgeous full-page photographs, Gena offers invaluable advice on pairing food with wine, helpful tools of the trade, good food instincts and essential kitchen skills. Further, Gena shares her expertise as the founder of Fire & Flavor Grilling Co. and includes a full eight-page grilling guide for indoors-and-out using flavorful grilling planks and papers.

Above all, GOURMET MADE SIMPLE allows Gena Knox to share her true passion for food and take the challenge out of gourmet cooking. With her step-by-step guides, colorful insights, and fantastic recipes, GOURMET MADE SIMPLE will help you create sophisticated and flavorful meals in a snap.

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