America’s First Gluten-Free Caribbean-Inspired Cookbook
09/29/2011

The Professional Image, Inc. has announced that Chef Michael Bennett’s first cookbook “In the Land of Misfits, Pirates and Cooks” is the first of three cookbooks that he penned while working in the Caribbean and honed the recipes to be 100 percent Gluten-Free in Miami.

Online PR News – 29-September-2011 – – The Professional Image, Inc. has announced that Chef Michael Bennett’s first cookbook “In the Land of Misfits, Pirates and Cooks” is the first of three cookbooks that he penned while working in the Caribbean and honed the recipes to be 100 percent Gluten-free in Miami.

Chef Michael Bennett’s 180 + pages | four color | 125 + Gluten-free recipe cookbook was revised with an emphasis on America’s newest dining trend. It was written exclusively with Gluten-Free cooking techniques and foods that combines to formulate healthy recipes. This Caribbean-inspired cookbook’s improvement was result of Chef Michael Bennett’s collaborating years of tropical Caribbean cookery sectioning and re-structured 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 gluten free and 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.

QR Codes:
This is the first cookbook in America that is enabled with smart phone instant-link QR Codes. Quick Response (QR) codes are inlaid within the book’s pages to help the reader link to and find 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 products, informational websites, how-to and Gluten-free food purchasing websites to make your interactive experience one of a kind.

Author Substantive:
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 has earned critical culinary kudos as the Executive chef for Bimini Boatyard - the 22 year local culinary tour d’ force - seafood restaurant. Under his auspices his restaurants brought accolades such as: “Best of” from Zagat Survey, Four Stars from AAA and Four Diamonds from Mobil. He has affiliations with several culinary and food-related organizations. Chef Michael regularly lectures on South Florida’s “Caribb-ican” cuisine.

Chef Bio:
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 where 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 (C.I.A.) to pursue his true passion.

After leaving the CIA, and for 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, Dan Marino, Oprah, Jayda and Will Smith, Michael Caine, Daryl Hanna, George Hamilton, Walter Cronkie, Andy Rooney, Lauren Hutton, Susan Lucci, Morgan Freeman, Elton John, Snopp Dog, Madonna, Trina, Beyonce and others…..

About The Professional Image, Inc.
The Professional Image was founded in 1991 and as a “budding” Chef/Author service provider for Chefs and soon to be Authors - that help to publish food related articles and books on a regional and national basis. TPI provides chef/authors with direct and personal access to quick, quality orientated publication in trade paperback, custom leather-bound, and full-color formats.

For more information, please visit http://www.foodbrats.com and,
E- mail: mailto: the_professional_image@yahoo.com or,
call 1-305-851-3441.

The Professional Image only publishes Cookbooks.

Creative Director/Art Director/Designer:
Michael Bennett
Chief Photographer:
J.Christopher photography
Food Stylists: Michael Bennett
Editor-in-Chief: Eileen Clark

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