Author(s): Tom Kitchin
Scotland's hottest chef takes us into his home kitchen to show just how accessible, inexpensive and uncomplicated gourmet food can be. Tom draws on his experience of home cooking to provide a superb collection of recipes for time-pressured cooks that makes the most of fresh, seasonal food. From one-pan wonders and meals that can be put together in half-an-hour, to intensely flavoured braises that can be assembled in next to no time and left alone to cook, there are brilliant ideas for easy midweek meals. These are recipes that have been created specifically for the home kitchen, not dishes adapted and compromised from a chef's restaurant. Shopping for them is easy, techniques are straightforward and they are fun to cook. Tom also offers readers his 'Kitchin Secrets' covering a host of topics, including sourcing the best ingredients, preparing ahead, getting the timing right, and balancing the flavours in a dish. This beautifully illustrated, contemporary cookbook will appeal to a wide audience, not least Tom's many fans from his engaging television appearances.
Tom Kitchin opened his first restaurant, The Kitchin, on Edinburgh's Leith waterfront in 2006. In January 2007, The Kitchin was awarded a coveted Michelin star - only six months after opening. Since then Tom has received nationwide recognition with numerous accolades and awards, including Observer Food Monthly's Restaurant of the Year (2010). In 2011 Tom's Castle Terrace Restaurant in the city centre was awarded a Michelin star just over a year after opening. Since his impressive success in BBC2's Great British Menu, Tom is regularly invited to appear on television - in BBC's Saturday Kitchen, UKTV Food's Market Kitchen and on the final chef's table on BBC's Masterchef. This is his second cookbook and the first devoted to home cooking.