Indispensable inspiration for weekend chefs Called " Canada's Jamie Oliver," Ricardo is a best-selling author and the massively popular host of his own television show. His first book, Ma Cuisine Week-End, was published in 2005 to critical acclaim and quickly became a solid bestseller. This welcome edition has the same 140 recipes, with wine recommendations, dedicated to weekend gatherings. The recipes are intensely tested in Larrivv©e's own home -- the dishes are long-standing favorites of his wife and three children and the many guests who share their table. Some of the sumptuous dishes in the book are these tempters: - Ricotta-stuffed Crepes with Orange Sauce - Cuban Lemonade and Tapas - Venison Steaks in Cep Sauce and Grilled Hazelnuts paired with a classic Gratin Dauphinois - Chocolate Cake au Coeur Fondant - Roasted Pork with Apples and Maple. The recipes are straightforward yet allow for improvisation. Weekend Cooking will satisfy the desire for eye-pleasing presentation as well as the appetite for fantastic taste.