A Private Chef Cooks Simple Gourmet
Aspiring cooks who love the idea of entertaining at home have a new mentor in private chef and caterer, David Lawrence, author of Boy Eats World! A Private Chef Cooks Simple Gourmet.
I had the pleasure of interviewing David, a native of Sacramento, when he returned to his home town to tell us what he has been doing in Los Angeles.
By preparing casual, inventive meals with fresh, local ingredients, and more than a dash of enthusiasm, Lawrence reminds us that “it’s all about having fun in the kitchen!”
Cooking “newbies” will welcome Lawrence’s helpful cooking hints and simple directions, while more sophisticated cooks will benefit from his years of high-end catering. He knows how to please guests, by preparing what they really like to eat.
To that end, Boy Eats World! features over 150 recipes for a diverse selection of appetizers, soups, side dishes, entrees, desserts, and party cocktails, inspired by cuisines from home and abroad.
Typically, David will pair a retro home-style favorite, such as Mom’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken, with to-die-for gourmet desserts. Individual Chocolate Souffle or Lavender Creme Brulee anyone? Let the evening begin.
David Lawrence, a native Californian, is a private chef and caterer. He also teaches cooking classes at gourmet food markets and is a frequent participant at regional food and wine festivals.Visit him online at www.chefdavidlawrence.com.
Published by Lake Isle Press, Inc. 16 West 32nd Street, Suite 10-B New York, NY 10001 208 pages, paperback, ISBN 1891105256 May 2006
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Look for a review of the book in the next few weeks, from a Sacramento food critic.