It Your Own...Recipes
and Inspiration for the Creative Cook is a new kind of cookbook.
Written for those who love to create unique, exciting meals for
family and friends, it is filled with wildly flavorful recipes that
boldly combine tastes from the world over. It accomplishes this
in exciting new ways that inspire a sense of adventure in cooking.
Make It Your Own consists of two sections. The first contains nearly
100 recipes for marinades, sauces, salsas, spice rubs, and other
building blocks of flavor that are used throughout the book. The
second section consists of a wide range of tempting new recipes:
hors d'oeuvres, fish, poultry, pork, beef, lamb, and side dishes.
Each recipe is followed by a minimum of two variations -- Classic
Combos and Daring Pairings -- that show the reader how a few minor
changes to a recipe can result in a completely new dish. For instance,
the author's prize-winning Spice Dusted Salmon with Curried Orange-Apricot
Sauce is paired as a classic combo with Mustard Seed Salmon with
Lemon-Dill Aioli. Under daring pairings, it provides three suggestions:
Ancho-Spiced Salmon with Cherry Port Sauce, Seed Crusted Salmon
with Orange Romesco Sauce, and Seed Crusted Salmon with Sautéed
Hoisin Braised Pork with Mushrooms is paired with the classic combo
suggestion of Orange and Fennel Braised Pork. Daring pairing improvisations
include Pork Braised with Port and Figs and Curried Orange-Apricot
Pork. Make It Your Own is designed to inspire maximum creativity and innovation.
It is ideal for experienced cooks who want to add delicious, reliable
dishes to their repertoires of exquisite, serious recipes.