The mission of Spectacularly Delicious is to share my life long collection of show-stopping recipes and culinary presentations that will amaze and astound. This is not for the novice nor the faint of heart; you’re going to have to know your way around the kitchen pretty well to pull off many of these triumphs. If you relish the idea of bringing to the table a beautiful and unique masterpiece, with looks bested only by the taste, you will find inspiration and instruction here.
If you subscribe to the trend for easy, fast and familiar, walk on. I love a recipe with a proper name, that uses specialized equipment, is visually stunning and of course delicious. Yeah, there's more than an bit of glory-seeking in this approach to cooking, but when you set aside the time to prepare something as special as a Spectacularly Delicious recipe, your friends will appreciate the creativity and care you took to make something so enjoyable. The concept of dinner as theater need not be limited to restaurants!
While some of these recipes are wholly original creations, inspiration and influences have come from all around. Just like you, I have combed countless cookbooks, magazines, and newspapers; taken notes and ideas from restaurants far and wide; cooking classes (New York, Paris and Tokyo, la di da); had the blessings of adventurous parents and brothers food-wise, and worked with incredibly creative caterers. Every effort is made to disclose original sources, with my elaborations and variations clearly indicated.
I test these recipes and photograph the results. I'm very interested in hearing how they turn out when you try them. Send me a line! — Sean Sullivan