Your family has a hankering--a yen for chicken tikka masala or queso fundido, for shrimp pad thai or a Philly cheesesteak--and they want it bad. So you decide to eat out at a local ethnic or roadside restaurant, or do take-out. It's expedient, but is the food really that good? Really really good? Because Lucinda Scala Quinn's versions of all those dishes families crave will knock your socks off and prove beyond a doubt that the foods you love can be made better, faster, tastier, cheaper, and more healthfully at home.
Lucinda Scala Quinn is all about smart strategies that simplify and make for great taste, so why outsource feeding our families when it takes less time, money, and effort to cook these favorite comfort foods ourselves? And why miss out on the untold gifts of sitting at home with your family around the dining room table? So next time there's a request for pulled pork or deep-dish pizza or chicken fettuccine Alfredo, or cold soba noodles or fried rice, forget about soggy takeout and overpriced restaurants--just crack open this book and you'll find simple recipes for all those dishes your family wants to eat, " right now.
About the Author
Lucinda Scala Quinn is Executive Director of Food and Entertaining at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Her Mad Hungry kitchenware line is sold exclusively through QVC, where she is a regular guest. She and her husband have three grown sons, who still come home to eat sometimes they re even the ones doing the cooking. Scala Quinn is the author of four cookbooks, most recently "Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys" and "Mad Hungry Cravings."
Paula Pryke runs a successful flower business with a reputation for innovative floral designs. Originally trained as a teacher, she has a flower school in London. Her work has been featured in all the leading magazines and she has been described by "Harpers and Queen" as the florist of the nineties. Paula Pryke Flowers is based at 20 Penton Street, London N1 9PS, England.
Jonathan Lovekin is a photographer whose work is highly respected and sought after by a wide range of clients. In addition to advertising campaigns, he has also been commissioned to produce editorial photographs for magazines such as "The World of Interiors" and "Harpers and Queen."