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Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone : Recipes to Put You in My Favorite Mood
by Curtis Stone and Quentin Bacon


Overview - "For me, there are few things that are more relaxing than lingering at the table with good friends . . . But I know that for a lot of people, putting together a meal, especially for guests, is the opposite of relaxing . . . I'm here to tell you: It doesn't have to be that way."

--from the Introduction

Aussie Curtis Stone, host of TLC's Take Home Chef , is best known for his laid-back approach to cooking.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"For me, there are few things that are more relaxing than lingering at the table with good friends . . . But I know that for a lot of people, putting together a meal, especially for guests, is the opposite of relaxing . . . I'm here to tell you: It doesn't have to be that way."

--from the Introduction

Aussie Curtis Stone, host of TLC's Take Home Chef, is best known for his laid-back approach to cooking. Though he's worked as head chef in several Michelin-starred London restaurants, some of his most memorable meals are the ones he's shared with friends at home. Now, Curtis shows you how to have as much fun in the kitchen as your guests are sure to have over a comfortable, unforgettable meal.

In Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone, you'll find everything from "First Thing in the Morning" bites and "Brunches to Blow Their Minds" to "Weekend Lunches" and "Something to Eat on the Sofa." With the home cook in mind, Curtis avoids off-putting culinary lingo and hard-to-find ingredients. Instead, he picks what's in season and just around the corner. This down-to-earth approach results in wonderfully interesting and flavorful taste combinations that are perfect for parties or just hanging out with a close friend or loved ones.

Recipes include:

- Caramelized Nectarines with Yogurt and Honey
- 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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780307408747
  • ISBN-10: 0307408744
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
  • Publish Date: April 2009
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.65 pounds


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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' cooking—he 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 bases—breakfast, 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.

 
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