Prince Edward Island Chef Paul Lucas is back with another book that's chock full of new ways of cooking old fare - and vice versa. With his first book, Prince Edward Island Seafood: Local Fare, Global Flavours, Chef Paul created seafood fusion dishes that were fit for a (future) king and queen. Now he goes back to basics, focusing on soups and sauces that form the basis of most good recipes - which, of course, he includes here. In these 64 pages you'll find everything you need to know about making good soup stock - beef, pork, fish, veggie - and sauces - white, velouté, glace, fruit purée - then turning them into a soups and stews, risotto and bouillabaisse, which will leave your guests feeling like royalty, too. Paul writes recipes like he's talking to you in your own kitchen. Whether it's common-sense stuff, like “There's no sense in wasting time in producing a fine dice of vegetables if your end product is going to be puréed,” or quips like “When it comes to stocks, size does matter,” Lucas adds as much zest to the writing of recipes as he does to the recipes themselves.

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