FROM THE CHAMPION OF MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS 2016
For everyone from kitchen novice to kitchen king, Gary MacLean’s Kitchen Essentials brings you food you’ll love to cook. With its simple tips, expert know-how and mouth-watering recipes, you’ll wonder how you ever cooked without it.
Gary Maclean’s years of experience as a chef and teacher inform these tried-and-tested recipes – complete with practical guidance on how best to kit out your kitchen and use the tools of the trade with confidence. He’ll alert you to all those places where mistakes might be made, and outlines key techniques to showcase your new skills to perfection.
With a ‘hassle factor’ rating for each recipe, which reflects the reality of how you cook at home – from simple soups to midweek suppers, from showstoppers to standout desserts – there’s a glorious array of recipes that will fast become family favourites. There’s even a chapter devoted to the pleasures of cooking with the younger generation – as a father, Gary knows exactly how to get kids involved.
Choose from the homemade oatcakes with Arbroath smokie that featured in Gary’s winning repertoire on Masterchef: The Professionals, or the sumptuous lemon meringue tart that first captured his wife’s heart. Why not treat your guests to seared monkfish and sautéed new potatoes or rustle up chicken, chorizo and empanadas with the kids for tea?
Gary is an expert at creating phenomenal food with the minimum of fuss. And here he’ll teach you all the essentials you need to cook like a champion in your own kitchen.