Food from the stars is what Chef Harry of PBS fame offers in "Star
Grazing with Chef Harry and his Celebrity Friends." Chef Harry takes us
into the homes of his friends-including rap star Coolio and former TV sitcom
star Cindy Williams-to visit and share their favorite recipes. The info about
the stars is interesting and the cookbook is nicely illustrated with items
ranging from soups, salads and desserts to Asian and Latin foods. The cookbook
is slightly flawed however, in its editing. The recipes are easy to follow and
interesting but in some instances information is left out. The recipe for Citrus
Scallop Salad, for example, calls for seasoned bread crumbs, but doesn't mention
when or where to use them. In several other recipes, including the Mandarin
Orange Angel Cake Pudding, baking times and temperatures are not included. While
these omissions may affect someone who is just learning to cook, they are not
really problematic and do not affect the outcome of the recipes, which yield
very tasty results.
All in all, "Star Grazing" will provide you with an entertaining look into the diverse culinary tastes of the celebrities we all love to watch.
Chef Harry with Julie Benz
and her husband, actor John Kassir.
Enjoy the following recipe from the book. It is easy to prepare. Good Cooking likes the simplicity and and fresh taste!
Gingered Crab Puffs
Ingredients:1 pound Dungeness, or similar, fresh crab meat