Simple and Sophisticated Meals for the Busy Cook
In Lynn Alley’s kitchen, toaster ovens aren’t just for browning bagels or warming up frozen pizzas. The best-selling author of The Gourmet Slow Cooker has discovered yet another unconventional and imaginative way to prepare gourmet meals at home. In The Gourmet Toaster Oven, Alley reveals why the toaster oven is an ideal tool to create mouthwatering meals with minimum effort. Toaster ovens are quick and energy-efficient, and provide additional oven space for side dishes when preparing large meals.
In this beautifully photographed book, Alley offers fifty gourmet breakfast, lunch, appetizer, side dish, dinner, and goodie recipes. Dishes include Coffee Cake Muffins, Southwestern Jalapeno and Red Pepper Scones, Macaroni and Cheese with Tapenade, Yogurt Baked Chicken, Beef and Vegetable Samosas, and Chocolate Lava Cake. This handy book also offers numerous surprising entrees—who knew you could grill a steak in a toaster oven?—sized for one or two portions. To complete the gourmet experience, Alley offers wine and beer suggestions for many of the dishes.
Tips on buying and caring for a toaster oven take the guesswork out of acquiring this useful gadget. Using fresh, high-quality ingredients and influences from global cuisine, Alley crafts sophisticated recipes that, with the help of your toaster oven, are simple to prepare and divine to experience.
Lynn Alley is a freelance food and wine journalist and the author of The Gourmet Slow Cooker and Lost Arts. She has contributed articles to Fine Cooking, Cook’s Illustrated, the San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union Tribune, and Wine Spectator. Alley also teaches classes at cooking schools around the western United States. She lives in San Diego, California.
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