- Crispy Tortilla with Ham, Chile, Spinach, and Fried Eggs
- Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad with Pepper-Crusted New York Steak
- Pan-Fried Calamari with Roasted Asparagus Salad
- Homemade Salted Caramel Popcorn
- Baby Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives
- Sticky Chicken Drumsticks
- Red Curry with Lobster and Pineapple
- Veal Cutlet Coated in an Aged Jack Cheese Crust
- Slowly Cooked Brisket with a BBQ Bourbon Sauce
- Creamy Mascarpone and Parsley Polenta
- Brownie Cupcakes These delicious recipes and Curtis's infectiously easygoing attitude are all it takes to end your entertaining stress and get you and your guests into a relaxing mood.
Kicking back with Australia's Curtis Stone
It's hard to keep track of all the popular TV cooking shows and all the chefs "poised to be the next big thing," but Curtis Stone, star of TLC's only cooking show, "Take Home Chef," just might make it. Curtis is an Aussie and that, he claims, makes him naturally relaxed, born chilled-out. And he's determined to pass on that enviable quality to his growing audience (too bad he can't pass on his hunky good looks). Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone: Recipes to Put You in My Favorite Mood is his good-natured, confidence-inducing debut cookbook. Each of the 124 recipes is designed to be simple and flavor-packed. There's nothing radical or revolutionary (both concepts quite antithetical to relaxation) about Curtis' cookinghe believes in using quality, seasonal ingredients (well, who doesn't nowadays) and prefers comfortable meals with his mates to fancy, five-star productions. What animates cuisine à la Curtis is his easy approach and his relaxed repertoire. With good header notes and detailed instructions, his recipes cover all the basesbreakfast, brunch and lunch, daily dinners, party pleasers, sides, sweets and some special "scrummy comfort food" to enjoy on the sofa. Skip the stress, keep it mellow.