Personal chef David Lawrence offers a refreshing approach to gourmet cooking-keep it simple and delicious. He uses the freshest ingredients available, letting natural flavors speak for themselves. Readers will enjoy his casual, fun, often humorous style. Dave's signature style calls for the fusion of comfort food homestyle cooking with a gourmet flare. Pairing classic fried calamari with an inventive orange ginger dipping sauce is typical in this intriguing collection. Dave offers over 150 tried-and-true recipes, noting which meals are the most requested among the upscale parties he caters in LA. Tempting dessert and cocktail recipes round out this promising debut.