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Darren McGrady, former personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana, has curated and created delicious, easy recipes that will add an elegant touch to any meal without requiring hours of labouring in the kitchen.
Darren's Easy Seasons is perfect for entertaining no matter what the time of year, including midday lunches and brunches, teas, indoor and outdoor sit-down and buffet dinners, and cocktail parties. The book is also organized by season with events including a Children's Easter Egg Roll, Valentine's Day for Two, a proper Sunday dinner, Christmas open house, and Thanksgiving.
Darren also provides tips on ingredients, substitutions, and alternatives, making this book an easy but comprehensive "go-to" party-planning resource. Includes "Notes on Entertaining" to help lighten the load and make even the largest celebrations go off without a hitch.
About the Author:
Darren McGrady was personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana and Princes’ William and Harry for fifteen years and has cooked for five US Presidents. He is an author, culinary consultant and public speakers and runs Eating Royally, Fine Dining Catering Company in Dallas, Texas. His first cookbook titled ‘Eating Royally; Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen’ is now in sixth print with all of his advance and royalties donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.
Here are photos of pages from the book:
Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins
Sounds and looks so good. I know I will be making them in the near future.
Chipotle, Kale & Turkey Meatballs Soup
Sounds good and looks good. I can't wait to try it.
Roasted Turkey With pan Juices.
I am going to try this for Christmas dinner this year.
I am not big on cooking. I mean I get by with basic cooking but I usually stick to stuff I already know how to make and that is simple so I usually find cookbooks a little daunting. Needless to say, I was a little hesitant about The Royal Chef at Home but I am happy to tell you that most of the recipes are ones I know I can make and I do have a few I can't wait to try.
This book is done with a relaxing combination of talking and cooking.
I like that most of the recipes are things most people who are not chefs can make the recipes at home and that the recipes are easy to understand.
I do highly recommend this book and I think it would make a great gift for those who love cooking.
I give this 5 out of 5