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Chefs' Culinary Secrets & Cooking Philosophies | Jeff Smith, Michel Roux, & Giada De LaurentiisCompiled by Vicki McClure Davidson
Jeff SmithAcclaimed 1980s TV celebrity and chef known as "The Frugal Gourmet" and the shortened nickname "The Frug"; owner of Chaplain's Pantry in Tacoma, Washington, in the 1970s, was an ordained Protestant minister. Jeff's national television career took off when he appeared on the Phil Donahue Show; his popular TV show was the most watched cooking show in the US at the time. Author of a dozen successful cookbooks, including The Frugal Gourmet, The Frugal Gourmet Cooks with Wine, and The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American. Died in 2004.
Extracted from: Smith, Jeff. The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American, William Morrow and Company, Inc., NY, 1987.
Extracted from: Bay Gourmet website, (http://members.tripod.com/~BayGourmet/quotes.html).
Extracted from: On The Table: The Curious Home of Gary Allen, A Collection of Culinary Quotations (http://www.onthetable.us/culinaryquotes.shtml).
Extracted from: Smith, Jeff, The Frugal Gourmet Whole Family Cookbook, William Morrow & Company, NY, 1992.
Three Michelin Star chef, Michel cooked for nearly two decades at the esteemed Waterside Inn at Bray in Berkshire, near Windsor in England. Is considered by many to be the godfather of the culinary revolution in Britain in the 1970s. Has had two TV shows and a number of successful cookbooks. In a poll of UK chefs conducted by Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine in 2003, Michel and his brother Albert were voted the most influential chefs in the country. Michel was awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France for patisserie in 1972 and an honorary OBE alongside his brother in 2002; is the recipient of The International Center in New York's Award of Excellence.
Extracted from: Roux, Michel, Eggs, Quadrille Publishing Limited, London, 2005.
Extracted from: Cooke, Rachel, The Observer, Food & Drink section interview with Michel Roux, "I love ze souffle, eet reminds me of ze boobs of ze woman", (http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2004/jul/11/foodanddrink.features9), July 11, 2004.
Extracted from: Roux, Michel, Sauces for Savory Dishes, Quadrille Publishing Limited, London, 2005.
Giada De Laurentiis
Popular and sensuous Food Network chef; granddaughter of film producer Dino De Laurentiis. Began her professional training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris; held positions as a food magazine stylist for magazines like Food & Wine, and cooked at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Fine Dining Room and Wolfgang Puck's Spago in Beverly Hills. Later founded GDL Foods, a catering company in Los Angeles. Host of several popular Food Network programs, including Everything Italian and Giada's Weekend Getaways. Spokesperson for Barilla, the world's largest producer and manufacturer of pasta. Recurring guest chef on the Today Show. First cookbook, Everyday Italian, showcased many of the delicious Italian recipes from her cooking show of the same name; second cookbook, Giada's Family Dinners, quickly became a #1 New York Times best-seller, as did her third cookbook, Everyday Pasta.
"Pancetta keeps well in the freezer, so don't hesitate to buy a big piece if you have trouble finding it regularly."
Extracted from: Woman's Day Special, Holiday Celebrations with Emeril & Food Network, "Giada De Laurentiis: Quick Tips," Volume XIV, Number 4, December 28, 2004.
Extracted from: Food Network website cooking video, Giada De Laurentiis, "Everyday Italian: Easy Fried Clams and Oysters," 2006.
Extracted from: Murphy, Jen, Food and Wine magazine website, "Interview with TV Chef Giada De Laurentiis," (www.foodandwine.com/articles/tv-chef-interview-giada-de-laurentiis), 2008.
Extracted from: Dunn, Jancee, Redbook magazine website, "Giada's Recipe for the Good Life," (www.redbookmag.com/fun-contests/celebrity/gaidas-recipe-for-life), December 2007.
Extracted from: Cooking Light interview, "Table Talk with Giada De Laurentiis," (http://www.cookinglight.com/cooking-101/meet-the-chef/table-talk-giada-de-laurentiis-00400000005715/).
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