Thought I’d see if the hive mind could do better than me at thinking of this book (or thinking of Google keywords to search for it…)
I read this cookbook a few years ago. It was pretty new at the time. I can’t remember anything about the title at the time, but I remember the author was male.
The “hook” of the cookbook was that it didn’t have any set recipes–instead, the author would divide the book up up into different dishes, and then provide charts with variations on the dish.
I wrote a few of them down: for example, there was a basic chicken breast with a pan sauce. First, the author would provide all the cooking instructions; first sear the chicken breast, then add liquid, blah blah. Then there’d be a chart with with various viarations on the ingredients you could use. For example, Chicken Breast Sauteed with Apricots and Rosemary, Chicken Breasts Prima Verde, Asian Inspired Orange Chicken Breasts, etc.
It was really useful and I’d like to check it out again. I’ve searched with google many times, but I’m not sure of just what keywords to use in order to find it, since I can’t remember many details.
Has anyone else ever read this book? Thanks in advance!