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Bored with making the same ol’ recipes?

If boredom and fear has kept you from the kitchen, chef John Ash has some recipe tips that are sure to get you running back. The renowned cooking teacher and innovative California chef helps you conquer your kitchen fear by focusing on specific techniques, simple sauces and main ingredients — turning your cooking repertoire into something extraordinary. Here’s a sample menu from his latest coo
/ Source: TODAY

If boredom and fear has kept you from the kitchen, chef John Ash has some recipe tips that are sure to get you running back. The renowned cooking teacher and innovative California chef helps you conquer your kitchen fear by focusing on specific techniques, simple sauces and main ingredients — turning your cooking repertoire into something extraordinary. Here’s a sample menu from his latest cookbook, "Cooking One On One:"

Recipes excerpted from “Cooking One on One: Private Lessons in Simple, Contemporary Food from a Master Teacher” by John Ash. Copyright © 2004 by John Ash. Published by Clarkson Potter a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt can be used without permission of the publisher.