Instead of just dazzling one-off recipes, Gizzi Erskine provides home cooks with techniques and tips that make time spent in the kitchen a real success. Explaining such skills as how to master pasta dough, mix marvelous marinades, make foolproof pastry, and poach perfect eggs, she ensures that cooking demons are a thing of the past.
As well as these techniques, Gizzi also adds an extra sparkle to some classic recipes. Whether it's infusing chocolate fudge cake with Earl Grey or combining old favorites in new ways—such as Mexican chicken tortilla soup—Gizzi's magic touch guarantees readers will soon be cooking with flair. Other recipes include Smoked Salmon, Goat Cheese and Pea Tart; Teriyaki Asparagus; Black Cod with Plum Miso; White Chocolate and Honeycomb Cheesecake; and Blond Rocky Road. Includes metric measures.