Cooking From the Hip
Fast, Easy, Phenomenal Meals
Publication Date: April 2007
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As the star of the smash sensation Iron Chef America, Cat Cora is used to improvising exciting dishes on a moment's notice. In this book she shows you how to do it too, whether you want a spur-of-the-moment supper or a spectacular dinner that doesn't require spending your whole Saturday in the kitchen.
Cooking from the Hip is divided into four convenient sections, each with its own appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, sides, and desserts. You can turn to whichever chapter best suits your needs and mood, knowing that every dish will be simple and special.
Fast: Spicy Chicken and Peach Stir-Fry, Creamy Fettuccine with Sausage, Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes
Easy: Watermelon Gazpacho, Thai Chicken Salad, White Cheddar Corn Bread
Fun: Sunday Cheesesteak Sandwiches, Crispy "Fried" Chicken, Lemonade Cookies
Phenomenal: Mango Margaritas, Pomegranate-Glade Cornish Hens with Wild Rice, Italian Cream Cake
Cooking from the Hip is all about flexibility. You'll be able to use what you've got on hand without being afraid to substitute. You'll learn how to cut down on cooking steps, combine just a few ingredients in inventive ways, pull in leftovers, and wow your family and friends.
CAT CORA made television history when she became the first female Iron Chef on the Food Network in 2005. In 2006 she received the Teacher of the Year Award from Bon App�tit and was named executive chef of the magazine. She is the president and founder of Chefs for Humanity, which raises funds for emergency and
hunger-related causes. The mother of four boys, she is the author of Cooking
from the Hip, and she recently launched the restaurants CCQ at Macy's in Costa
Mesa, California, and Kouzzina at Walt Disney World.