Effervescent charm and unwavering finesse define Graham Kerr’s cooking mantra throughout his beloved cookbook. The Galloping Gourmet trots through essential techniques required in the modern kitchen, but even the dullest culinary task is made fun with his many quips and quick wit.
If you have bought me—congratulations! I trust that I will serve you well. If you still have doubts, then let me tell you just one thing. I am known mostly for my television "performances" in The Galloping Gour-met" series—around the world.
On television my producer/wife Treena and I try very hard to entertain you (whatever that may mean). Because of this you may doubt me! Is he a per-former or a cook?" you'll say. I hope I am both—at least I try. But of one thing I am certain. I realize that the time for laughter stops when you risk your time, money, or reputation on somebody else's recipe. In this book I have done my serious best to eliminate that risk.
—Graham Kerr (from the back cover of the 1969 paperback)