Cat Cora's Classics with a Twist

Fresh Takes on Favorite Dishes

By Cat Cora; Ann Kruegar Spivack
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780547126036, 240pp.)

Publication Date: June 2010

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Description

On the wildly popular show Iron Chef America, Cat Cora uses her instincts to transform random ingredients into exciting creations on a moment’s notice. In this book, she turns her eye to some of our most popular dishes to make them faster, fresher, and lighter. These are the swift meals that Cat relies on when she comes home from work to cook for her own family: Greek-Style Nachos, Grilled Chili-Lime Flank Steak Soft Tacos, Crispy Baked Fish Stix with Mustard Dipping Sauce, Quick Chicken Curry with Peas, and Sour-Cherry-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes.   In dishes like Baked “Fried” Calamari with Marinara Dipping Sauce and Tex-Mex Tuna Casserole, Cat puts a new spin on old favorites. She updates others, tossing chipotle-spiced croutons into a Caesar salad, or replacing the usual beef in stroganoff with chicken and adding fresh tarragon. Each recipe illustrates Cat’s motto: just because a dish is a classic doesn’t mean it can’t be improved upon.




About the Author

Ann Krueger Spivack co-wrote Cooking from the Hip and is a co-writer of The Essence of Chocolate and Elizabeth Faulkner's Demolition Desserts.

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