Michael Symon, the small-town boy turned cook all-star is one of today’s hottest food personalities. He is seen regularly on Food Network on shows such as Iron Chef America, Food Feuds, and other shows. He loves to cook simple, delicious platters. And he loves to share his tips and secrets with the world, so he made a series of Youtube videos teaching some of his favorite short dishes from his book.

The videos feature a diverse set of dishes from his newest cookbook, 5 in 5 — and illustrate a simple, easy-to-do formula that help home cooks pull together fresh meals.

Both casual eaters and serious foodies will appreciate the videos’ approach of advanced techniques done quickly.

Risotto with Bay Scallops

Grilled Flank Steak & Corn Bacon Salad

No Bake Mac & Cheese

Pork & Broccoli Stir Fry

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