The Chef Next Door

The Chef Next Door

A Pro Chef's Recipes for Fun, Fearless Home Cooking

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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Amanda Freitag is a master at knocking out fabulous meals in her restaurant kitchen and on the set of Food Network's Chopped and Iron Chef America. But until recently, she was totally intimidated to cook at home in her tiny apartment kitchen, relating to the fears of many home cooks. She realized she wasn't alone! She set out to help other home cooks and created a list of restaurant-quality recipes that shine in the home kitchen. The Chef Next Door teaches home cooks a wide range of confidence-instilling skills, tricks, and tips that Amanda has picked up working in professional kitchens and cooking competitively on television.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062345837
Branch Call Number: 641.5 FREITAG
Characteristics: xix, 299 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: King, Carrie


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Oct 04, 2017

This is another one of those cookbooks that doesn't need to be written--you know, from yet another celebrity chef. It's pretty bad--most of the recipes aren't things that regular home cooks would even want to make (in my opinion). Don't get me wrong, maybe you like splashy cookbooks with tons of color pictures, it looks so nice and it's the right size for cookbook-reading (large but not coffee table sized). But that's the problem, it seems more for reading than for practical everyday home cooking--it's as if the author (Amanda Freitag) just could not take off her executive chef hat. The Introduction, where she talks about her fear of home cooking, is just not believable, nor are the accolades from other TV chefs on the back cover.

JCLOctavia Mar 24, 2016

The turkey chili with unsweetened cocoa powder is delightful!

d2013 Mar 20, 2016

A Chef you can be with these wonderful recipes. Some are quite easy to make. Good recipe book!


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