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About Meredith Laurence
As the Blue Jean Chef, Meredith’s belief is that being confident and comfortable in the kitchen is key to successful and enjoyable cooking. How comfortable? Well, as comfortable as you would be in your blue jeans, relaxing with friends.
Meredith Laurence was born in Ontario Canada and attended the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont. She has worked in numerous capacities and settings in the food world - as a line cook in France and the USA, a culinary instructor, a test kitchen manager in California, a food consultant and a kitchen product consultant. She is known as the Blue Jean Chef® on live television doing on air cooking demonstrations on QVC, giving customers advice on cooking and equipping their kitchens, and writes and appears in the Youtube series called "The Basics".
Meredith is the author of seven cookbooks, including a basic cookbook called "Blue Jean Chef: Comfortable in the Kitchen", three pressure cooker cookbooks, two air fryer cookbooks, a book on sous vide cooking and an all inclusive one pot cookbook called "One Pot Comfort".
In total, Meredith has sold over one million cookbooks and has been in Publisher's Weekly's annual best selling cookbook list in several years. With air frying as popular as ever in the cooking world, Meredith is the leader in the field and Air Fry Genius shows off all the genius tips and tricks that Meredith has discovered with this fascinating kitchen appliance.
Meredith's most recent cookbook, One Pot Comfort, takes old and new comfort foods to the next level, providing options to cook your favorite meals on the stovetop, in the oven, or in a pressure cooker, Instant Pot®, multi cooker, slow cooker or air fryer.
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Comfortable in the Kitchen, Meredith Laurence, the Blue Jean Chef, helps you settle into your comfort zone in the kitchen with tips, tricks, explanations of cooking techniques, and over 200 recipes. Meredith shares her knowledge acquired from years working in cooking schools, test kitchens and restaurants in France, Canada and the USA. Her delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, interesting tips and informative explanations will help make any cook more comfortable in the kitchen and inspire new meals.
Comfortable in the Kitchen is designed to teach basic techniques and then strengthen skills, each chapter contains basic recipes that will give you a solid understanding of how the dish works, and four other recipes that build on that technique, but use different ingredients to create a unique and delicious meal. Once you've mastered the basic recipe and practiced the variations, you'll be comfortable enough with the dish to improvise and make it your own! For example, start with the magically simple Basic Roast Chicken. Next, spice things up with Jerk Spiced Roast Chicken, Chipotle Orange Roast Chicken, Summer Ale Chicken with Caramelized Onions, and Five-Spice Roast Chicken.
With chapters on Soups and Salads, Sandwiches and Snacks, Meat and Poultry, Fish and Seafood, Vegetables, Breakfast, and Desserts and Treats, Meredith will help you cover all your bases.
We spend a lot of time in the kitchen. You might as well get comfortable!
Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence, best-selling author of Air Fry Genius, Air Fry Everything, and Delicious Under Pressure, now offers One Pot Comfort, an inspiring collection of everyday recipes for favorite comfort foods made in one pot, pan, or appliance.
One Pot Comfort's recipes can be made YOUR way with whatever equipment you have in YOUR kitchen...one skillet, one sheet pan, a pressure cooker, Instant Pot®, slow cooker, or air fryer. Laurence's delicious, foolproof recipes for main meals and desserts, all made in one pot, now come with the added benefit of quick and easy clean up. One Pot Comfort will teach you techniques to expand your repertoire and make your everyday cooking even more efficient and fun.
Recipes include Chicken Fricassee with Wild Mushrooms and Spring Vegetables, New England Fish Chowder, Beef and Barley Stew with Horseradish, Sesame Beef Noodles, Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Pot Pie with Leeks and Lemon, Creamy Braised Halibut with Spinach and Mushrooms, Sheet Pan Fish and Chips, Summer Ale Chicken with Baby Potatoes and Summer Corn, Apple Blackberry Pecan Crisp, Chocolate Mousse Cake, and Peach and Blueberry Cobbler.
One Pot Comfort's range of recipes have been tested and re-tested in multiple pans and appliances to ensure home cooks from beginners to seasoned pros enjoy Blue Jean Chef's foolproof results. This collection also includes ethnic comfort foods like Polish Kielbasa and Pierogies, Greek Vegetarian Moussaka, Indian Chicken and Cashew Curry, Moroccan Lamb Tagine, and Pad Thai. The color photos, easy-to-read directions, and charts with cooking times for for pressure cooking, slow cooking, and air-frying make this book a must-have resource for today's home cooks.
Take the worry out of under- or over-cooked dishes!
Best Selling author, Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence has created easy recipes along with tips, techniques and cooking time charts to guide you through the exciting world of Sous Vide.
Create perfectly cooked mouth-watering steak, juicy chicken, succulent fish and seafood, tender veggies plus incredible egg bites, customized yogurt, individual cheesecakes and more. From healthy to decadent the choice is yours.
Recipes with beautiful photos include:
- The Perfect Filet Mignon
- Rosemary Rack of Lamb with Thyme Mushrooms
- Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Sauce
- Halibut with Orange Butter
- Tender Garlic Butter Shrimp
- Red Wine Vinegar Orange Beets
- Herb Spiced Potato Wedges
- Tomato Basil Cheddar Sous Vide Egg bites
- Custom Yogurt
- Mini Strawberry Cheesecake
- Chocolate Raspberry Pots de Crème
The Blue Jean Chef turns her culinary genius onto the latest hot cooking appliance trend—Air Frying!
Brand new to Air-frying or already loving your Air Fryer? Air Fry Genius is your ultimate guide to mastering Air-Frying and becoming a genius in your kitchen. Create healthier, delicious meals quickly with less guilt and easy clean up.
Including 100 recipes—from wholesome breakfasts to decadent desserts, and each paired with color photos—Air Fry Genius also includes Meredith Laurence's signature tips and tricks for getting the most out of your air fryer using frying, roasting, and baking techniques to create healthier, faster, and less messy meals to impress your family and friends.
Those new to air frying will love Air Fry Genius's "Easy" recipes for beginners, along with tips on how to convert traditional recipes to air fryer recipes, air fry cooking time charts, and primers throughout the book on various air-frying techniques. Experienced cooks looking to enhance their culinary skills will also love this book, with recipes and ways to take their air-frying skills to the next level. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes are abundant, as well as tips for planning ahead. All recipes includes nutrition information so you can be well-informed about what you're eating.
- Snacks & Appetizers: Avocado Fries with Quick Salsa Fresca, Dill Fried Pickles, Veggie Chips, Cauliflower "Tater" Tots, Fried Mozzarella en Carrozza with Putanesca Sauce
- Breads & Breakfast: Hush Puffins, Peppered Maple Bacon Knots, French Toast & Turkey Sausage Roll-ups, Cheesy Olive & Roasted Red Pepper Bread
- Beef: Meatloaf with Tangy Tomato Glaze, Vietnamese Beef Lettuce Wraps, T-Bone Steak with Roasted Tomato, Corn & Asparagus Salsa
- Pork & Lamb: Blackberry BBQ Glazed Country-Style Ribs, Lollipop Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto, Crispy Pork Medallions with Endive & Radicchio Salad
- Chicken & Poultry: Nashville Hot Chicken, Thai Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs, Maple Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts, Sesame Orange Chicken
- Fish & Seafood: Lobster Tails with Lemon Garlic Butter, Shrimp Sliders with Avocado, Quick Shrimp Scampi, Crab Stuffed Salmon Roast
- Vegetarian Main Dishes: Corn and Pepper Jack Chile Rellenos with Roasted Tomato Sauce, Quinoa Burgers with Feta and Dill, Spaghetti Squash and Kale Fritters, General Tso's Cauliflower
- Vegetable Side Dishes: Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha Mayo, Jerk Rubbed Corn on the Cob, Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Orange and Thyme, Parmesan Asparagus
- Desserts: Air-Fried Beignets, Hasselback Apple Crisp, Black and Blue Clafoutis, S'mores Pockets
Fast Favorites Under Pressure by Blue Jean Chef Meredith Laurence is written with the smaller household in mind. These days, so many pressure cooker recipes are written for bigger pressure cookers and designed to serve 6 to 8 people. When you're dealing with pressure-cooking, however, cutting a large recipe back to feed just 2 to 4 people is not always straight-forward. Fast Favorites Under Pressure does all the work for you, with every recipe guaranteed to work in a 4-quart pressure cooker. The recipes also double very easily so if you're cooking in an 8-quart cooker, you'll have no trouble making twice as many "fast favorites."
Fast Favorites Under Pressure also includes tips and tricks for pressure cooking so you can be even more successful with your pressure cooker.
Blue Jean Chef Meredith Laurence has created more than 100 recipes for the 4-quart Pressure Cooker that are sure to become family favorites, including Chicken Alfredo Rotini, Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, Lime Shrimp with Spicy Tomato Grits, and Mint Chocolate Fudge Cake with Ganache.
From soups to pasta, meat to seafood, grains, vegetarian and dessert, all types of appetites will have choices to get a meal on the table in a fraction of the time.
Delicious Under Pressure, The Blue Jean Chef Meredith Laurence's second pressure cooker cookbook is full of easy, flavorful, and unexpected pressure cooker recipes, making a pressure cooker a must-have appliance. The book covers the basics of pressure-cooking as well as offers more advanced recipes for more experienced cooks. The result is delicious and the bonus is time, with all these recipes taking one third of the time of traditional cooking methods.
Recipes include Tortilla soup, Spinach and Three Cheese Manicotti, Hunter's Beef Stew, Pork Carnitas, Thai Coconut Mussels, Portobello Mushroom and Zucchini Moussaka, Beets and Potatoes with Bacon, Blueberry Polenta with Bananas and Maple Syrup, and Brown Sugar Bourbon Bread Pudding, including all-new chapters on Vegetarian Main Courses and Breakfast Dishes.
Don’t settle for the same old pressure cooker foods. Get Delicious Under Pressure.
Meredith Laurence, the Blue Jean Chef, has been cooking on live television on QVC for over ten years. By sharing tips, tricks and techniques with the QVC customers while equipping their kitchens with QVC's professional Technique® and Blue Jean Chef® cookware, Meredith has helped people become comfortable in their kitchens. Now, in this cookbook, Meredith gives you a wide variety of delicious recipes for the pressure cooker, so you can get meals on the table in one third of the time it would normally take. Her recipes, tips, and techniques will help make any cook more Comfortable Under Pressure.
With 125 recipes and over 100 tips and explanations, Comfortable Under Pressure will help you create delicious meals while becoming more versatile and at ease with your pressure cooker.
Don't let the pressure get to you! Get Comfortable Under Pressure!
The Air Fry Everything cookbook creates fried food fast without the added fat, calories or guilt. Created by The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence, Air Fry Everything offers over 130 all new, flavor-bursting recipes, including restaurant makeovers, like Blooming Onions, Beer Battered Onion Rings, Chicken Wings, Shrimp Egg Rolls, and Skinny Fries, and turns them into healthy and crunchy, lower calorie alternatives. Additional recipes include Parmesan Chicken Fingers, Fish and "Chips," Cherry Chipotle Chicken Wings, Crab Cakes, Coconut Shrimp, Fried Cauliflower with Parmesan Lemon Dressing, homemade potato chips, Boston Cream Donut Holes, and much more.
Your air fryer can create more than "fried" foods, and Air Fry Everything gives you recipes for that too including Marinated Rib-Eye Steak with Herb Roasted Mushrooms, Inside Out Cheeseburgers, Honey Mesquite Pork Chops, Maple Balsamic Salmon, Roasted Vegetable Stromboli and Mini Molten Chocolate Cake, just to name a few. Plus foolproof recipes for making perfect bacon, roasting garlic, toasting nuts and creating crispy tortilla chips.
As always Meredith also provides tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your air fryer, plus how to cook your favorite frozen foods without all the added oil that goes along with deep-frying. Air Fry Everything is the must-have cookbook for anyone who owns an air fryer.