Every Recipe and Skill You Need To Be A Great Cook
Here’s the truth: making food worth savoring and showing off isn’t as difficult as you like to think it is. All it really takes is a solid foundation of cooking techniques, and lucky for you, celebrity chef and self-proclaimed Mr. Miyagi Jet Tila is ready to pass all his know-how on to you.
Jet and his pastry partner-in-crime, Ali have carefully selected the most essential recipes that pull double duty by tasting delicious and teaching you foundational cooking skills that will easily transfer to other cooking endeavors. Mastering perfect pan-roasted rib-eye steak means both that your dinner is going to be delicious and that you are ready to season and sear other cuts of meat like a pro. southwestern BBQ and ranch chicken salad helps you build must-have knife skills, and crumbly apple pie will arm you with the ability to make the perfect flaky pie dough that can be used in countless other desserts.
101 Epic Dishes teaches you the most important cooking skills you need to kick your kitchen game up a few notches—all while whipping up some delicious dishes.
Jet Tila is a celebrity chef/TV personality and the author of 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die. He has appeared as a co-host on Iron Chef America, as a judge on Cutthroat Kitchen and on Today, Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay.
As Jet’s wife and business partner, co-author Ali Tila brings 15 years of pastry and teaching experience. She has appeared on Guy’s Grocery Games and Cutthroat Kitchen. They live in Los Angeles, CA.
"Iron Chef America floor reporter Jet, alongside his pastry chef wife Ali, offers solid recipes and dozens of helpful techniques in this fun, well-written cookbook. [...] This is an excellent and accessible guide for home cooks who are interested in developing their kitchen skills." —Publishers Weekly
“Jet Tila is one of the most interesting and dynamic people I have met in the food business.” —Bobby Flay, celebrity chef & restauranteur
“From rice to meats to soup to vegetables, Chef Jet & Ali take the mystery out of cooking and, I promise, you will blow yourself away from the very first recipe you try.” —Duff Goldman, pastry chef and star of Cake Masters
“Jet has a true lineage of cooking in his blood and it shows in these pages. He’s a trustworthy guy that I go to for great eats and questions.” —Scott Conant, chef, author and judge on Chopped
“There are few things more satisfying in life than great food and for almost 25 years, Jet and Ali have been teaching people how to make it.” —LeVar Burton, actor, director and author