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Mission: Cook!: My Life, My Recipes, and Making the Impossible Easy

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The star of Food Network's Dinner: Impossible, Chef Robert Irvine shares the adventurous story of his life, his thoughts on cooking, and his favorite recipes

There are few chefs on the planet who do what Irvine does, flying around the world at a moment's notice to cook for heads of state, royalty, and celebrities. Irvine reveals his fascinating past and unorthodox culinary
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ebook, 320 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 2007)
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FabulousRaye
Oct 31, 2010 FabulousRaye rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, 2010, library-book
I am a huge fan of Chef Robert Irvine. He's what I call a "real cook". This is a man that I would love to work for. I have a lot of respect for him. Mr. Bunny and I absolutely adore watching "Dinner: Impossible".

So, I was a bit surprised by all the low stars and lackluster reviews of this book. After reading it, I realize why. This book is geared more towards Chefs and professional cooks, like myself. It is not for the typical home cook. A lot of the techniques, and ingredients would go over the
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Nancy
May 05, 2013 Nancy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbook
I read this more for the memoir portion of the book than the recipes which were, for the most part, out of my league or interest. The popular Food Network personality relates his background and personal touchstones from teenage merchant marine to television iconic chef. Along the way Irvine cooked for the British Royal Family, was hired by Donald Trump, and served as advisor to the White House culinary staff. Throughout the volume Irvine's passion for everything food related is evident.

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Alissa
Jan 14, 2008 Alissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chef-ette-reads
My sweet sweet bf ryan bought me this a month or so ago. He was deathly sick but took his mother to see him at a book signing and got me a copy as well. inside reads "Alissa! keep on cooking with passion. All the best, Your friend Robert Irvine (signature) :) smiley face. Enjoy__ .."
Robert Irvine seems like a dude i would want to work for. He's a genuine dude and keeps it professional at all times. I could seriously learn a lot about life/cooking from him.
That said i have a rad boyfriend for buy
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Mckinley
First of all, the man writes well which is lovely since this is his biography along with some recipes. I admit I got the book because 1. it was on sale and 2. I like cookbooks and 3. he has become a personal hero due to his show. At first I was taken aback by his manner but after watching 2 or 3 episodes, I was hooked.It was a marathon showing which was good since I was in a hotel watching cable which I don't have at home. The recipes while clear are a bit intimidating. There are a couple I migh ...more
Cynthia caprise
Dec 24, 2015 Cynthia caprise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It's very similar to a biography, and now I know a little bit more about Chef Irvine. John met him at the Birchwood one day, probably while I was home cleaning the house. He constantly reminds me of this and I'm quite jealous that I didn't get to meet Chef Irvine. I plan on making his Maryland Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa and Short Ribs Braised with Mushrooms, Pearl Onions and Bacon.
Cassandra
Jan 26, 2008 Cassandra rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cook-books
Some good gems in there.... like the ribs wrapped in plastic wrap and baked!! Lots of seafood, if you like that. My only complaint is a lot of the recipes were to fancy pants for me, and I like the fancy stuff! But it was even too much for me.
Michelle Kirk
My husband and I met the author at a book signing last night. He is very personable and spent several minutes talking to us as well as each person in line (about 250 people). It's charming but a little choppy at times.
Kathleen
Feb 21, 2008 Kathleen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love this guy and his show. I think he should come and cook at OTR!! Will have to see if he can write as well as cook.

After reading - ok, no he can't write as well as he cooks.
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Dinner Impossible is a great, entertaining show...This book is neither.
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