By Gary Maclean
GARY MACLEAN’S Kitchen Essentials is packed full of easy-to-follow recipes and sure-fire tips and techniques. It will show you everything you need to cook like a champion in your own home.
For everyone from kitchen novice to kitchen king, Kitchen Essentials brings you food you’ll love to cook. With its simple tips, expert know-how and mouth-watering recipes, you’ll wonder how you ever cooked without it.
Gary Maclean’s years of experience as a chef and teacher inform these tried-and-tested recipes – complete with practical guidance on how best to kit out your kitchen and use the tools of the trade with confidence. He’ll alert you to all those places where mistakes might be made, and outlines key techniques to showcase your new skills to perfection.
With a ‘hassle factor’ rating for each recipe, which reflects the reality of how you cook at home – from simple soups to midweek suppers, from showstoppers to standout desserts – there’s a glorious array of recipes that will fast become family favourites. There’s even a chapter devoted to the pleasures of cooking with the younger generation – as a father, Gary knows exactly how to get kids involved.
Gary Maclean is an expert at creating phenomenal food with the minimum of fuss. And here he’ll show you all the essentials you need to cook like a champion in your own kitchen.
Gary Maclean is a multi-award winning chef who has been hailed as a major talent, a gentleman of the kitchen, a world-class educator and someone who could step into a three Michelin-star kitchen and feel at home. Gary was crowned champion of BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals in 2016, and he is Scotland’s first National Chef. Gary’s role as senior lecturer at City of Glasgow College is what really drives his passion for mentoring other young chefs and creative cooking. And, as a father, Gary has hands-on experience of how to survive all the challenges and joys of real-life home cooking!