Searing requires very little prep or cooking time, very few ingredients and tools, and very little effort to turn out unbelievably impressive dishes. In 15 to 20 minutes, you can put together a fantastic meal. And that's what Seared to Perfection is all about. Cooking instructor Lucy Vaserfirer covers all the basics of this cooking technique in her introduction, including how to select ingredients and cookware. And then come the approximately 100 recipes, whose titles speak for themselves: Steak au Poivre with Red Wine Sauce. Flatiron Steaks with Sauteed Mushrooms. Brined Pork Chops. Duck Breasts with Blackberry-Port Sauce. Salmon Fillets with Green Peppercorn Sauce. And much, much more.
Chef, culinary educator, and recipe developer Lucy Vaserfirer is the author of Seared to Perfection: The Simple Art of Sealing in Flavor and the entertaining and educational food blog Hungry Cravings, an online resource demystifying complicated cooking and baking techniques and offering delicious, foolproof recipes. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Cooking at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, and at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, and has taught both home and professional cooks and bakers for years. Her recipes and writings have appeared in Cooking Club magazine, The Virginia Culinary Thymes, Weber's Time to Grill: Get In. Get Out. Get Grilling., International Association of Culinary Professionals Cooking Schools & Teachers Section Membership Newsletter, Northwest Palate, and Hospitality News. She holds Le Cordon Bleu associate degrees in both culinary arts and patisserie & baking and lives in Vancouver, Washington.