Tyler's Ultimate

Tyler's Ultimate

Brilliant Simple Food to Make Any Time

By Tyler Florence; Petrina Tinslay (Photographer)

Clarkson Potter Publishers, Hardcover, 9781400052387, 254pp.

Publication Date: September 26, 2006

As his millions of fans know from watching him on Food Network, Tyler likes to rock the kitchen with big, bold flavors and sophisticated yet accessible fare. Whether you re dishing up a family favorite like spaghetti and meatballs or pulling out all the stops with a succulent tenderloin steak topped with spicy crab salad, Tyler Florence believes every meal can and should be the ultimate dining experience. At last, in "Tyler's Ultimate," he shows us how to get these spectacular results in much less time.
Tyler believes the ultimate meal brings together good food, good friends, and good times with "Tyler's Ultimate" as your guide you can elevate any gathering to a cause for celebration and every family meal to an occasion worth savoring. In his travels around the world for his Food Network show, he's sampled countless versions of classic dishes, taking an ideal technique from one, a perfect ingredient from another. Here he gives you the best of the best.
Make no mistake: Tyler's approach here may be simplified and the ingredients list streamlined, but your palate will never feel compromised. These recipes are packed with zesty flavors, yet easy to pull together and always straightforward enough for even novice cooks. Because Tyler believes that the little details separate a good meal from a wow experience, his recipes feature bright, exciting flavors that sing on the tongue yet don t require fancy equipment or exotic ingredients. Tyler has collected all his most trusted and best-loved recipes for the ultimate collection of go-to meals, including can t-miss versions of the dishes we all crave most: the ultimate burger, French onion soup, beef stew, macaroni and cheese, and chocolate mousse, plus exciting new discoveries that will find a permanent home in your cooking repertoire.
Filled with recipes for sensational, all-American food, Tyler's Ultimate is the all-around, everyday great cookbook his fans have been waiting for.

About the Author
Tyler Florence is a chef and television star of several Food Network shows, including How to Boil Water, Food 911, Tyler's Ultimate, and The Great Food Truck Race. Before joining the Food Network, he served as executive chef at the award-winning restaurant Cafeteria in New York City. He now owns two restaurants--Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco and El Paseo in Mill Valley--and a retail kitchen shop: Tyler Florence West Coast Kitchen Essentials in Mill Valley. He lives in Mill Valley, California, with his wife, three kids, two puppies, four chickens, and a beehive.

Michele Cranston is a food editor, caterer and food stylist whose work has appeared in "The New York Times," "Wallpaper" magazine and other publications.

Petrina Tinslay is an acclaimed food photographer whose work has won many awards, including the prestigious James Beard Award.