Simple Food, Big Flavor: Unforgettable Mexican-Inspired Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours

By Aaron Sanchez
You ve seen him on the Food Network s "Chopped, Chefs vs. City, "and "Heat Seekers." You ve savored his lovingly prepared dishes at Centrico in New York City. Now, with "Simple Food, Big Flavor, "award-winning restaurateur Aaron Sanchez brings the amazing tastes and aromas found in his kitchen to yours.
Aaron Sanchez s passion for food has placed him among the country s leading contemporary Latin chefs. He has earned a premiere spot in the world of culinaria, introducing an enthusiastic national audience to his technique and creativity with modern interpretations of classic Latin cuisine. In "Simple Food, Big Flavor, "rather than over-whelming readers with complex, intimidating dishes, he starts small, showing how one simple but fabulous base recipe can become many fantastic dishes. Take Garlic-Chipotle Love, a blend of roasted garlic, canned chipotles in adobo, cilantro, and lime zest that keeps in the fridge for weeks or in the freezer for months. Once you make it, you re just a few steps away from delicious dishes like Chipotle-Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Bean and Butternut Squash Picadillo, and Mussels with Beer and Garlic-Chipotle Love.
And that s just the beginning. Sanchez features fifteen of these flavor base recipes, including Roasted Tomato Salsa, Cilantro-Cotija Pesto, and homemade Dulce de Leche. He even shares his plan of attack for making the perfect mole and how to team it up with roasted Cornish game hens, turkey enchiladas, and the ultimate crowd pleaser, braised beef short ribs. He then provides detailed yet easy tips for applying each sauce to everyday meals, whether you spread it on hamburgers, turn it into a marinade for easy grilled chicken, or stir in a little oil and lime for salad dressing with a kick.
With his warm and engaging style, Sanchez equips home cooks with the skills and knowledge they need to come up with their own simple, flavorful meals every night of the week. Your kitchen will be "en fuego"! As Sanchez says, your food will go from inspiring smiles and polite nods to igniting ridiculous grins and bear hugs. Enjoy!"
    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Aaron Sanchez is the Food Network star of "Chefs vs. City," "Heat Seekers," "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Chopped," and "Chopped All-Stars." He is the owner and executive chef of Centrico, located in Manhattan, as well as the culinary face behind Tacombi. The son of celebrated Mexican cooking authority Zarela Martinez, Aaron's passion, commitment and skills have placed him among the country's leading contemporary Latin Chefs. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, singer/songwriter Ife Sanchez Mora, and two their children.




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"Aaron Sanchez is one of America's best Latin chefs. His knowledge and passion for authentic Mexican dishes and traditions shines through in this beautiful book. Perfect for the home cook!" --Marcus Samuelsson, author of "New American Table", chef-owner of Red Rooster Harlem, and founder of FoodRepublic.com




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Publisher Atria Books
Publish date 09/03/2014
Pages 208
ISBN-13 9781451611502
Language English