The #1 foodstuff express on cable television offers the final word advisor to turning into a best Chef. This cookbook and culinary primer in a single positive factors recipes from all six seasons of the express and season one among Top Chef: Masters, in addition to insider innovations from everyone's favourite contestants and judges. overlaying every little thing from knife talents to sauces and sous-vide, How to prepare dinner Like a most sensible Chef teaches aspiring cooks what it takes to be a celebrity within the kitchen. jam-packed with particular contentincluding a foreword via Top Chef: Masters winner Rick Bayless, unique recipes from contestants, behind-the-scenes interviews, juicy trivialities, and a whole lot guidance and tricksthis quantity is as fundamental at the cook's countertop because it is key interpreting for Top Chef fanatics.

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