Good Food, Good Life (Hardcover)

130 Simple Recipes You'll Love to Make and Eat: A Cookbook

By Curtis Stone

Ballantine Books, 9780345542557, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2015

List Price: 35.00*
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Description

The host of FOX’s My Kitchen Rules shares 130 recipes that bring back the pleasure of cooking and the wonder of connection into your home.
 
For internationally known chef Curtis Stone, cooking is a pleasurable journey, not just a destination. In this wonderful book featuring his favorite dishes, Curtis inspires us to turn meal preparation into a joy rather a chore through delicious recipes, mouthwatering photographs, and handy make-ahead tips. He also shares plenty of heartwarming, personal stories from time spent in his kitchen and around the table with family and friends, reminding us that good food and a good life are intrinsically intertwined. His go-to recipes include:
 
• Light meals: Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese, Fennel, and Pecans; Weeknight Navy Bean and Ham Soup; Pork Burger with Spicy Ginger Pickles
• Scene-stealing dinners: Porcini-Braised Beef with Horseradish Mascarpone, Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Fennel, Potato and Zucchini Enchiladas with Habanero Salsa
• Family-style sides: Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo, Butternut Squash with Sage and Brown Butter, Cheddar-and-Corn Cream Biscuits
• Sweet treats: Cherry-Amaretto Lattice Pie, Rum Pound Cake with Lime Glaze, Chilled Yellow Watermelon Soup with Summer Berries
• Favorite breakfasts: Crêpes with Homemade Ricotta and Maple-Kumquat Syrup, Smoked Salmon Omelet with Goat Cheese and Beet Relish, Maple Bran Madeleines
• Satisfying snacks: Popcorn with Bacon and Parmesan, Bruschetta with Spring Pea Pesto and Burrata, Chocolate-Hazelnut Milkshake, and many more
 
Praise for Curtis Stone
 
“Curtis Stone loves to cook. Unlike so many chefs, cooking’s not a job to him. It’s a joy. And you feel that every time he slips behind a stove.”—Ruth Reichl


About the Author

Curtis Stone is an internationally known chef, award-winning restaurateur, TV host, and New York Times bestselling author. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Curtis first found his passion for food while watching his grandmother, Maude, make her legendary fudge. After completing culinary school, he took a job at the Savoy Hotel in Melbourne before heading to London, where he honed his skills under legendary three-star Michelin genius, Marco Pierre White. While living in London, Curtis appeared in several U.K. cooking shows before catching the eye of television producers in Australia and the United States. Curtis hosts and appears on numerous primetime television shows, including his most recent project as mentor on Food Network’s hit show All-Star Academy. Coming full circle, Curtis opened his first solo restaurant, Maude (named after his grandmother), in Beverly Hills in February 2014. Maude has received rave reviews from the James Beard Foundation (Best New Restaurant semifinalist), Time/Travel & Leisure (one of the best new restaurants in the world), Eater LA (2014’s Restaurant of the Year), LA Weekly (2014’s Best New Restaurant), Los Angeles Magazine (four out of four stars), Angeleno, and more.


Praise For Good Food, Good Life: 130 Simple Recipes You'll Love to Make and Eat: A Cookbook

Praise for Curtis Stone
 
“Curtis Stone loves to cook. Unlike so many chefs, cooking’s not a job to him. It’s a joy. And you feel that every time he slips behind a stove.”—Ruth Reichl