Author(s): Mark Sargeant
MY KIND OF COOKING is Mark Sargeant's exciting introduction to food that few people usually consider, or have the confidence to cook. It is also a very personal book with Mark applying his Michelin-starred skills to childhood, favourite, fun and newly developed dishes. MY KIND OF COOKING concentrates on the cheaper cuts of meat and types of fish, giving cooking techniques and 120 recipes to get the best out of them. Supermarkets are starting to introduce cheaper style cuts of meat - now you will find things like oxtail and beef flank in the meat aisles, and Waitrose are even putting pigs trotters on the shelves. Mark Sargeant shows us how to use fantastic pieces of meat, with recipes that make them as delicious and tender as the prime cuts, at a less than prime price. He also utilizes a lot of cheaper, and sustainable, fish which are becoming more widely available. The current financial climate means we've all had to tighten our belts, but this doesn't mean we need to forego fabulous and tasty food. 'Sarge' is passionate about getting the best out of the best produce, getting back to basics in the kitchen and showing that everyone can delight their palate whilst watching the pennies.
Mark Sargeant is one of Britain's best chefs and was Gordon Ramsay's right-hand man and co-author for 13 years. He first worked with Gordon Ramsay at Aubergine in 1998 and was Head Chef at Claridge's from 2001 to 2008. He resigned in November 2009 and in June 2011 opened his own restaurant, Rocksalt, together with The Smokehouse, a fish and chip restaurant, in Folkestone. Mark regularly appears on the BBC's Saturday Kitchen and Food Network's Market Kitchen.