America’s first Gluten-Free Caribbean-influenced cookbook that is also QR code-enhanced.
PR Log - Aug 02, 2011 - Miami, Fl. | August 1st, 2011 ~ Chef Michael Bennett’s first cookbook “In the Land of Misfits, Pirates and Cooks” is the first of three cookbooks that Chef Michael has penned in Miami. Chef Michael’s 180 page; four color cookbook is rewritten with an emphasis on America’s newest dining trend. He has now revised these recipes to be 100 percent Gluten-Free.
This cookbook was written exclusively with Gluten-Free techniques and recipes. This Caribbean cookbook’s development has become the result of chef Michael Bennett’s collaborating compelling tropical Caribbean cookery elements and structuring them into a Gluten-free equilibrium. In the Land of Misfits, Pirates and Cooks is overflowing with a scrumptious mix of seasoning blends and marinades, salads, appetizers and entrees.
This healthy Gluten-Free recipe styling captures the distinct Miami flavor of a multi-national Caribbean cookery heritage, while keeping recipes vigorously vibrant in taste profiles. Powerful photography, easy to use unique design, one-of-a-kind recipe flow, helpful sidebars and QR (Quick Response) codes blend to create the perfect sampling of what this Gluten-Free Caribbean based cookery style has to offer. The QR codes link you directly to the Internet so your interactive experience is as fun as it is informative.
THIS IS THE FIRST COOKBOOK IN AMERICA THAT IS ENABLED WITH INSTANT-LINK QR CODES. QUICK RESPONSE (QR) CODES ARE INLAID WITHIN THE PAGES TO HELP THE READER LINK TO AND SEE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT UNTIL NOW WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO INCORPORATE INTO A PRINTED COOKBOOK.
QR CODES BRING THE READER TO WEBSITES, COOKING DEMONSTRATION MOVIES AND SUPPLEMENTARY COOKERY INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOODS YOU ARE READING ABOUT. USING A QR CODE ENABLED SMARTPHONE OR IPAD DEVICE, TAKE A PICTURE OF THE PRINTED SYMBOL AND YOU ARE INSTANTLY CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET. CHEF MICHAEL BENNETT HAS PLACE LINKS TO PRODUCT INFORMATION WEBSITE, HOW-TO AND GLUTEN-FREE FOOD PURCHASING WEBSITES THAT MAKES YOUR INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE ONE OF A KIND.
MICHAEL BENNETT IS A WELL-KNOWN AWARD WINNING (CHEF OF THE YEAR-1995) SOUTH FLORIDA CHEF WHOSE CLIENTS ARE A WHO’S WHO OF MEDIA AND SPORTS PERSONALITIES. HE EARNED CRITICAL CULINARY KUDOS AS THE EXECUTIVE CHEF FOR THE 26 YEAR, LOCAL CULINARY TOUR D’ FORCE - LEFT BANK RESTAURANT. UNDER HIS AUSPICES HE BROUGHT “BEST OF” (ZAGAT SURVEY), FOUR STARS (AAA) AND FOUR DIAMONDS (MOBIL) TO THEIR 20 PLUS YEAR ERA OF THREE STAR RATING. HE HAS AFFILIATIONS WITH SEVERAL CULINARY AND FOOD-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS. CHEF MICHAEL REGULARLY LECTURES ON SOUTH FLORIDA’S “CARIBB-ICAN” CUISINE.
Michael Bennett, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. to first generation Floridians, has spent most of his professional life in the food and hospitality industry. Michael’s grandfather was the family’s first restaurateur, operating a few South Florida restaurants after emigrating here from Ohio in the 1940’s. This is how Michael acquired his bounteous work ethic and respect for Florida grown food products.
Michael started cooking as a professional at a Tampa, Florida seafood restaurant, while stills attending college. He transferred to the Culinary Institute of America to pursue his true passion.
After leaving the CIA, for most of the next 11 years, Michael’s life revolved around intense periods of kitchen management followed by months of O.J.T. under the tutelage from Miami’s most well known chefs. During this time he sought out the most exotic and chic dining environments. Michael was fortunate enough to have catered to nearly all of South Florida's well known clientèle. Some of Michael’s past clientèle comprises of celebrities from the entertainment and sport industries including; Wilt Chamberlin, Roger Stubb, Oprah, Jayda and Will Smith, Michael Caine, Daryl Hanna, George Hamilton, Walter Cronkie, Morgan Freeman, Elton John, Snopp Dog, Madonna, Trina, Beyonce and others…..
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