This is my fourth book and the second devoted to our series Chef at Home. The last book was written after just one season of the show, this one draws from all six. Think “Essential Recipes for Today’s Kitchen.” It’s full of the genuinely useful stuff that we all need in a cookbook: pancakes, beef stew, chicken noodle soup, lasagna, salad dressings, vegetable ideas, after school snacks, apple pie and of course chocolate chip cookies. No foie gras. No fluff. Nothing but today’s flavours. Each recipe covers the basics you need but they also include lots of insight and freestyle suggestions so you can impress yourself in your own kitchen!