Cook Like a Restaurant Chef
Three new cookbooks promise to show you the way to pro-level dinners.
A gentleman should know how to cook—for himself and certainly for his significant other. Or maybe for the one you hope to become your significant other. You want meals that are tasty and impressive but won't get you in over your head. With that in mind, we've hand-picked a few recipes that your dinner guests will love and won't have you slaving away for hours or hunting down little-known ingredients.
Broiling your salmon means great flavor and a quick cooking time. Finish it with a spicy poblano pepper and caper salsa to brighten up this healthy dish.
Silky, cheesy and packed with slow-cooked flavor, risotto is grown-up comfort food and it personifies the seductiveness of Italian cooking. This is a basic cheesy, herb-tinged risotto, made to be complemented with anything from roasted vegetables to sautéed chicken or scallops.
Citrus Roast Chicken
A fresh take on a classic roast chicken, this saucy one-pot meal perfectly balances the mix of herbs, acidity and sweetness. Serve it right from the pan for a rustic presentation with a simple green salad on the side.
Mussels with a Saffron Sauce
Did you know mussels cook in about five minutes? Which means you can prepare this beautiful and mildly exotic dish in less time than it'd take to order a pizza. Plus, it's guaranteed to impress a date.
Cacio e Pepe
If someone's hanging out or stops by but your fridge is practically empty, this is your go-to meal. This old school Roman dish is a definite crowd pleaser and it only requires a few ingredients, most of which, you likely already have in your pantry.