John Catucci is an actor, a comedian, champion bowler and the host of You Gotta Eat Here! John has also been a member of The Second City Touring Company, where he honed the improv skills he now displays in restaurant kitchens across Canada. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Follow him on Twitter @johncatucci.
Michael Vlessides is the bestselling author of The Ice Pilots and a freelance writer whose award-winning work has been published in magazines around the world. A graduate of New York University’s School of Journalism, Michael lives in Canmore, Alberta. Follow him on Twitter @Michaeltextman
Offered are recipes for 160 of Union Square Cafe's classic dishes, from appetizers, soups, and sandwiches to main courses, vegetables, and desserts. Hot Garlic Potato Chips, Porcini Gnocchi with Prosciutto and Parmigiano Cream, Grilled Marinated Fillet Mignon of Tuna, Herb-Roasted Chicken, Eggplant Mashed Potatoes, and Baked Banana Tart with Caramel and Macadamia Nuts are some of the all-time favorites included in this long-awaited collection.
Union Square's recipes are easily mastered by home cooks. They call for ingredients that are widely available (mail-order sources are listed for those few that are not), employ familiar techniques, and take a reasonable amount of time to complete. Amateurs and pros alike will find the dishes here as accessible as they are irresistible.
Beyond just providing recipes, The Union Square Cafe Cookbook inspires confidence in home cooks by sharing Michael Romano's tips for success. Readers learn that soaking baby onions in warm water makes them easier to peel (in the recipe for Sweet Peas with Escarole, Onions, and Mint); that the Corn and Tomatillo Salsa served with Polenta-Crusted Sea Bass also goes well with barbecued chicken or pork; that leftover Sautéed Spinach with Garlic makes a great sandwich filling; and that yesterday's sourdough bread should be kept for such soups and salads as Ribollita and Sourdough Panzanella. Danny Meyer's wine suggestions, inspired by the restaurant's remarkable cellar, accompany almost every recipe.
The Union Square Cafe Cookbook does the rare job of capturing the bustling energy and ebullient enthusiasm of the restaurant itself and the spirited personalities—those of Danny and Michael—that drive it. Folks will still go out of their way to eat at Union Square Cafe, but this cookbook—filled with the restaurant's vitality, warm artwork, and tempting recipes—ensures that its pleasures are as close as your bookshelf.
‘This is a cookbook I have always wanted to write. It’s a collection of my very best family recipes, seriously comforting and nourishing food, all inspired by both traditional and modern Irish cooking.'
Rachel’s Irish Family Food contains 120 recipes that offer the best in both traditional and modern Irish cooking, from new twists on old classics to tried-and-tested recipes which are sure to become firm family favourites in your home.
Quick and simple dinners, big family feasts, sweet treats and celebration food; this is family cooking at its best. From homemade pork sausages with colcannon, chicken casserole with cheesy herb dumplings and Irish stew, to easy-to-cook seafood and traditional fish pie, as well as simple sweet and savoury breads and desserts such as porter cake and fruit crumbles.
From the plentiful Irish countryside to Rachel’s table and now to yours, Rachel’s Irish Family Food is full of hearty, comforting Irish classics.
Kinoith pork casserole
Crumbed bacon chops with sweet whiskey sauce
Irish coffee meringue roulade
Pea and spring onion champ
Dublin bay prawns with mayonnaise
Turkey and ham potato pie
Ballymaloe dressed crab
St Stephen’s Day muffins
Traditional herb stuffing
Brown soda bread
You Gotta Eat Here Too! showcases the great joints and legendary local restaurants that many of us have never heard of. You’ll discover the most delicious, mouth-watering food in Canada and meet the colourful characters that have turned these places into neighbourhood institutions. And you’ll visit some of the country’s best eateries—so get ready for a coast-to-coast road trip with outrageously good food, from the best Caribbean food in the Yukon to pulled-moose sandwiches in Labrador and much, much more.
For over five years, John Catucci has crossed North America uncovering the great joints and legendary restaurants that most of us have never heard of. Now, in You Gotta Go Here!, you’ll learn what to do and see between meals: from roadside attractions to incredible experiences to the off-the-beaten path places that only locals know. Filled with photographs, great advice and more than 500 can’t miss places — pack your bags and get ready for a road trip!
Including this long-anticipated reprint of Food That Really Schmecks in our Life Writing series recognizes the cultural value of its narratives, positing it as a groundbreaking book in the food writing genre. This edition includes a foreword by award-winning author Wayson Choy and a new introduction by the well-known food writer Rose Murray.