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  • Dec 27, 2009
I know I'm probably the last person on Earth to get this book. It was a gift. I just went through the book cover to cover and I can't wait to cook! Another hobby has taken me out of the kitchen, but this but makes me want to jump right back in. The color photographs are really food porn and the recipes? Unbelievable! There are 90 in the book (if I counted correctly).

Here are a few that have me planning menus again:
- The Ultimate Chicken Wings with Curry-Lime Butter
- Shrimp Bisque
- Ultimate Crab Cakes
- Ultimate Grilled Shrimp
- Grilled Swordfish with Lemon Aioli and Roasted Fennel
- Grilled Chicken with Garlic-Herb Dressing and Grilled Lemon
- Grilled Chicken with Peach Barbecue Sauce
- Ultimate Roast Chicken Provencal
- Chicken Thighs with Wide Buttered Noodles, Fennel and Grapes
- Spaghetti with Summer Squash and tomatoes
- Sicilian -Style Spaghetti
- Fat Noodles with Crab, Buttered Artichokes and Mint
- Roasted Root Vegetables with Honey, Balsamic Vinegar and Fresh Goat Cheese
- Roasted Broccoli with Crispy Parmesan and Lemon (been making this ever since I saw it on his show)
- Ultimate Chocolate Mousse
- Peach Cardinal

With the exception of Alton Brown and G. Garvin, I don't buy cookbooks from TV chefs (I can easily get the recipes from the Web). However, I'm very glad to own this book. It can truly be called the Ultimate.

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TV chef Tyler Florence brings a direct, regular-guy charm to cooking that is equally straightforward, simple and good. InTyler’s Ultimate, he offers 100-plus recipes for just this kind of food—-"ultimate" versions of dishes like onion soup, crab cakes and spaghetti carbonara, as well as more innovative fare like Chicken Paillard with Fresh Fig Salad and Blue Cheese, Grilled Leg of Lamb with Lemon Chickpea Puree and Greens, and Coconut Shrimp with Basmati Rice, Apricots, and Lime. His desserts, all tempting, include the likes of Chocolate Banana Bread, and Almond Semifreddo with Spiced Honey Dried Fruit. Many of the dishes in this concise collection reflect a thoughtful winnowing of ingredients and technique to produce food that is not only delicious, but can be prepared on a regular basis. Some of Florence’s inventions—-like Watermelon Gazpacho with Chile and Feta Cheese, which is entirely accomplished in a blender-—are ingenious. Photo-illustrated throughout, "Ultimate" is for cooks who want their kitchen work to be as easy as possible, but who also require good cooking—-dishes that capture fully their flavor potential.--Arthur Boehm
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ISBN-10: 1400052386
ISBN-13: 978-1400052387
Author: Tyler Florence
Genre: Cookbook
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
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