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.
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
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.
About the Author
CURTIS STONE is the host of TLC s top-rated "Take Home Chef." He trained under famous chef Marco Pierre White in London, working as head chef at three of his restaurants. He regularly appears on the "Today "show and was voted one of "People" magazine s sexiest men alive. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he lives in Los Angeles.
For more information, visit www.curtisstone.com."
"Curtis shows that making beautiful, delicious, satisfying food can also be fun. With recipes like these, you’ll be inviting people over a lot more often."