Mission: Cook!: My Life, My Recipes, and Making the Impossible Easy

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The star of Food Network's Dinner: Impossible, Chef Robert Irvine shares the adventurous story of his life, his thoughts on cooking, and his favorite recipes

There are few chefs on the planet who do what Irvine does, flying around the world at a moment's notice to cook for heads of state, royalty, and celebrities. Irvine reveals his fascinating past and unorthodox culinary training. His career as a world-renowned chef began at the age of fifteen when he was discovered by Prince Charles while cooking in the mess halls of the British Royal Navy.

In Mission: Cook! Irvine tells the wild stories of his career, from studying under the best European chefs to cooking for three thousand refugees on a beach while civil war raged in South Yemen to preparing an Oscars feast while coordinating the biggest chefs in the business. Sprinkled throughout are Irvine's most incredible recipes from his travels around the world, including Roasted Duck with White Bean Ragout, Truffle Oil, and Shaved Parmesan Cheese; Tea-Smoked Chicken; Lobster Risotto with Clams; and his ethereal Windsor Angel Food Cake. Easy to prepare and deliciously satisfying, these are dishes that everyone will savor.

Irvine's candid stories and behind-the-scenes look at the creation of his Food Network TV show Dinner: Impossible prove that the life of a celebrity chef is anything but ordinary. As is Mission: Cook!—a unique and fascinating look into the mind and life of one of the world's hottest chefs.

 

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Very entertaining

User Review  - twivian - Overstock.com

I enjoyed this book very much. Some of the stories are an absolute riot! The recipes and dishes look fantastic and I cant wait to try them out. My only wish is that he would have dished a little bit more about his personal life. Read full review

Versatile Cookbook

User Review  - jackrussellowner - Overstock.com

I would recommend this cookbook especially to anyone who watches Robert Irvine on TV. The book is biographical entertaining informative and filled with helpful tips. Pictures of food and Irvines life are included. Read full review

Contents

FEATURING
7
AmuseGueule Times Two
15
Sunday Roasts and the White Rabbit
49
A Course in Pleasure
77
The Altar of Flavor
109
Point and Counterpoint
161
The French Godfathers
187
Style and Substance
247
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About the author (2009)

The host and co-creator of Food Network's Dinner: Impossible and the author of Mission: Cook!, Robert Irvine has been featured on NBC, CBS, CNN, and the Discovery Channel.

Brian O'Reilly executive-produced and co-created Dinner: Impossible. He is a television producer, screenwriter, and the coauthor of Mission: Cook!

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