A firefighter encounters many situations that require decisive action, but one that influenced Waterloo firehouse chef Patrick Mathieu more than most was the simple question posed to him at mealtime:
A firefighter encounters many situations that require decisive action, but one that influenced Waterloo firehouse chef Patrick Mathieu more than most was the simple question posed to him at mealtime: "are you gonna cook, or clean up?"
The Firehouse Chef is an account of Mathieu's culinary experience as a Canadian firefighter, preparing meals for his fellow firemen that have kept them well-nourished for over 15 years.
With original recipes, as well as contributions by chefs from firehouses stretching from Newfoundland to British Columbia, this is a book that gets what it's like to prepare meals for households on the go. A team of firemen is just like a family, and The Firehouse Chef is sure to spark some new ideas in your own home with sizzling recipes such as:
- Old South Classic FireHouse Pulled Pork
- Cauliflower Steaks with Salsa Verde
Yukon Elk Chili with Chocolate and Cinnamon
- Thai Drunken Noodles
Whether you're looking for a simple starter, a gourmet dessert, or a hearty main, these recipes have been tried and tasted by test audiences who are not afraid to speak their mind! Filled with colourful anecdotes and sumptuous photography, get ready as Patrick Mathieu and firehouse chefs from across the country set the culinary world ablaze with the season's hottest cookbook.
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Firefighter Patrick is a very passionate foodie and self-taught chef who followed in his French-Canadian family's traditions of firefighting and cooking from the heart. He has cultivated his love for cooking in the firehouse and, alongside his wife Andrea Lauren, is the proud owner of StationHouse Catering and Private Chef Services. Patrick is also a culinary instructor, a food and recipe columnist for Firefighting in Canada Magazine, and appeared on Season 2 of the Food Network's Chopped Canada. He lives just outside Waterloo, Ontario with his wife and two children.