What's for Dinner?

Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life

By Curtis Stone; Quentin Bacon (Photographer)
(Ballantine Books, Hardcover, 9780345542526, 302pp.)

Publication Date: April 9, 2013

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Description
Celebrity chef Curtis Stone, host of Bravo's hugely popular series "Top Chef Masters, " knows life can get a little crazy. But as a new dad, he also believes that sitting down to a home-cooked meal with family and friends is one of life's greatest gifts. In his fifth cookbook, Curtis offers both novice cooks and seasoned chefs mouthwatering recipes and easy-to-make meals for every night of the week. And he breaks them down into seven simple categories:
- Motivating Mondays Healthy meals that start the week off right--Fennel-Roasted Chicken and Winter Squash with Endive-Apple Salad; Grilled Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad
- Time-Saving Tuesdays: Quick and easy recipes for simple meals--Steak and Green Bean Stir-Fry with Ginger and Garlic; Grilled Pork Chops and Vegetable Gratin with Caper-Parsley Vinaigrette
- One-Pot Wednesdays: Flavorful dishes with minimal cleanup--Chicken and Chorizo Paella; Rosemary Salt-Crusted Pork Loin with Roasted Shallots, Potatoes, Carrots, and Parsnips
- Thrifty Thursdays: Yummy meals on a budget--Sliders with Red Onion Marmalade and Blue Cheese; Roasted Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Pasta Bake with Cheddar
- Five-Ingredient Fridays: Fun, fast recipes to kick off the weekend--Grilled Harissa Lamb Rack with Summer Succotash; Seared Scallops and Peas with Bacon and Mint
- Dinner Party Saturdays: Extraordinary dishes to share with friends and family--Asian Crab Cakes with Mango Chutney; Mushroom Ragout on Creamy Grits
- Family Supper Sundays: Comforting, slow-simmering food for relaxing around the table--Southern Fried Chicken; Barbecued Spareribs with Apple-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
And don't forget sweet treats such as Peach and Almond Cobbler and Olive Oil Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote. Loaded with enticing photos, "What's for Dinner?" will inspire you and bring confidence to your kitchen and happiness to your table.
Praise for "What's for Dinner?"
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"Designed to help make meal time easy, fun and tasty despite everyone's hectic schedules."--"People"
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"Full of simple recipes for every busy night of the week."--"The Kansas City Star"
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"Stone delivers simple recipes, many of which can be made (start to finish) in less than 40 minutes."--"The Atlanta Journal-Constitution"
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"What could be better than having a new arsenal of Stone's recipes at your fingertips? . . . Charming for both his accent and kitchen knowledge, this man is as down to earth as they come."--Milwaukee" Journal Sentinel"
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"Curtis Stone gets it. . . . Family favorites, fresh ingredients, and simple prep--all of which is on display on every page of his beautiful book."--Jenny Rosenstrach, author of "Dinner: A Love Story"
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"A visionary and entrepreneur, he hopes to inspire individuals to ditch the drive-thru and start firing up their ovens at home. . . . A day-to-day guide packed with easy, mouthwatering recipes for every night of the week."--Spry Living
"The book features a ton of delicious recipes organized by a different theme for every day of the week."--"D Magazine.



About the Author
Curtis Stone was head chef at London's Quo Vadis for four years, where he received critical acclaim. He has also worked at Cafe Royal and Mirabelle. Filming has begun of Curtis Stone's 60-episode TV series, "The Take Home Chef," for airing this fall on the Discovery Channel. He divides his time between London, England, and Sydney, Australia.

QUENTIN BACON is a top food photographer whose work has appeared in magazines such as Food & Wine and Real Simple as well as in many cookbooks, including Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten, Holiday Food by Mario Batali, R.S.V.P. by Nan Kempner, Cakewalk by Margaret Braun, Our Latin Table by Fernando Saralegui, and Dinner After Dark by Colin Cowie. His Web site is www.quentinbacon.com.
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