Author(s): Luke Mangan
Luke Mangan dishes up the ultimate compendium of both fine and accessible dining in this 320- page book. From breakfast to after dinner drinks, Luke Mangan has something for every one, including the Hangover Breakfast Wrap for a rusty Sunday Morning, or Buckwheat Pancakes with Smoked Salmon to start your day with a bang. Lunchtimes don't have to be boring either, with recipes ranging from Sweet Corn Bruschetta, New Wave Avocado Dip with Grilled Flatbreads and Luke's BLT. Meals and ingredients don't have to be complicated to taste amazing, and each recipe in this fresh, modern cookbook demonstrates just that. Luke's easily relatable instructions guide you from Stuffed Field Mushrooms with Pancetta and Persian fetta to Prawn Salad with Mangoes, Roasted Cashews with Curry Mayonnaise. You can take your skills to the barbeque, with a chapter especially compiled of barbequestyle recipes, including Mediterranean BBQ Squid Salad on Eggplants Roasted Peppers and Orange Caramel BBQ Pork Ribs.
Basic recipes for casual dinning or dinner guests include Black Mussels in Saffron Coconut Cream, Green Salmon Thai Curry, Blue Eye Cod with Crab Miso Crust, Caramelized Apples Snow Pea Shoots or meat recipes such as Rabbit Mushroom Pie or Roast Leg of Lamb with Roasted Vegetables, Mango, Mint Chilli Mojo. Light meals and entrees are also covered, with a range of pasta such as Penne with Chilli Tomatoes (al'arrabiata) and Prawn Tortellini with Ponzu or sides like Salt Pepper Rustic Potato Wedges. With mouth-watering desserts like Pavlova with Berries Passionfruit or Caramelized Coconut Rice with Mango and Lime, finish with one of Luke's coffees or cocktails and you will be amazed by the endless delectable dishes you create in the kitchen!
Luke Mangan is a leading international chef with busy restaurants around the world: South Food + Wine in San Francisco, Salt in Tokyo and Glass Brassiere at Sydney's Hilton Hotel. He has created menus for Virgin and Continental Airlines and has appeared on TV in his own show, "Appetizing Adventures with Luke Mangan." As the founder and judge of the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Award, he has also helped to find and nurture emerging talent in the restaurant industry.