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.
About the Author
Lynn Alley began her cooking career as a teacher at a middle school, where she and her students gained renown selling their handmade gourmet items at Neiman Marcus. Since leaving the classroom, she has traveled to teach cooking in southern France and throughout the western United States. She has contributed articles on both food and wine to the "San Diego Union Tribune", the "Los Angeles Times", the "San Francisco Chronicle, Fine Cooking, Cook's Illustrated, The Herb Companion, Natural Home, Organic Style", " Yoga Journal", and "Organic Gardening", and has authored several best-selling cookbooks.
Diane Morgan is an experienced cooking teacher and the author of many cookbooks, including the best-selling Atomic Cocktails, Midnight Munchies, Dressed to Grill, and The Thanksgiving Table, all from Chronicle Books. She lives in Portland, Oregon.