The Chianti Kitchen Cookbook - Unleashing the Afrodisiac Powers of Tuscan Cooking
by Seamus de Pentheny O'Kelly with Terry and Debra Hart
On these pages, through the photography of my good friends Terry and Debra Hart, I am excited to have the opportunity to share my culinary ideas with everyone I have had the good fortune to meet during my long career as a Chef. What I emphasize at my cooking school is creativity. So with this book as a guide, I encourage you to experiment by customizing my recipes to get something that you really like, merging my experience and cooking style with your own creativity. Don’t be afraid to combine a recipe of mine with an idea of yours that spontaneously springs from a feeling – olfactory, gustatory or intuitive. Sometimes it will result in failure, but remember… the best inventions are created through trial and error.
- Seamus de Pentheny O'Kelly