Welcome to my cookbook. This book is designed to allow a non professional in home cook to prepare impressive meals easily at home just like they do in the fancy, expensive restaurants, at a fraction of the cost. I am a self taught chef with over 12 years of culinary experience. I didn't go to culinary school, so this book isn't full of terms that you won't understand. And I only use ingredients that anyone can purchase at your local grocery store, or occasionally at a specialty store. But nothing in this book is difficult or out of reach. And the flavors are amazing. You'll be surprised at what you can do with simple ingredients. And as corny as it may sound, in all honesty, the number one ingredient in ALL my recipes is LOVE. You have to really enjoy what you're doing. Cooking is about patience, understanding and heart. Take your time, relax. Have a glass of wine. I love to cook with my old Dean Martin records playing in the background. It's soothing, and it makes cooking a lot more fun. Please enjoy this site. There are a few teaser recipes in here, and a link to purchase my book. I cut a lot of recipes for this one to make it affordable to all, so please check back for volume 2 after you purchase and enjoy volume 1.