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My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking by John Besh

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  • Curried anything

    • lhkelsey on November 24, 2013

      This recipe is quick and delicious. I substituted mushrooms for eggplant. My husband said it was better than curry at a restaurant. I served it over Thai Jasmine Rice.

  • Seafood-stuffed cabbage

    • Cheri on October 11, 2014

      This was very good, and a nice change. The crab flavor is mild when combined into the stuffing, but overall we enjoyed this.

  • Asian chicken salad

    • jumali on April 16, 2012

      I was surprised that the dressing didn't have any oil in it. I thought it tasted pretty strong straight, but it's quite tasty when mixed into the salad and absorbed by the noodles. I used pre-shredded cole slaw mix instead of the cabbage to save time. I'll definitely make this again, maybe add some spinach or other green veggies.

  • Drop biscuits

    • lhkelsey on November 25, 2013

      These were good and an easy way to use ingredients that you already have. I just think I didn't use a big enough "pinch" of salt and sugar. Next time, I'll use more.

  • Drew's cake, a blueberry cobbler

    • gremolata on November 25, 2013

      I used King Arthur self rising flour. The Blueberry Cobbler was kind of puddingly. And half the sugar. Delicious. Will make the next one with regular flour and the 1 tablespoon of baking powder.

    • gremolata on November 25, 2013

      Love this John Besh recipe, as made by his son Drew. Spur of the moment dash to the ingredients I saw my King Arthur self rising flour and decided to use that and 1/2 the called for sugar. This turned out kind of like a baked blueberry pudding..delicious. Next time will do the recipe as written. To see what happens.

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Reviews about this book

  • Huffington Post

    ...perfect for people who love to cook, and even better for those who don't but are itching to start. He does a great job of explaining the importance of using quality ingredients...

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  • Oregonian

    While home cooking may not be the key to world peace, he convincingly argues that eating -- and preparing meals -- together can go a long way toward curing what ails our society.

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  • ISBN 10 1449407870
  • ISBN 13 9781449407872
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  • Published Nov 01 2011
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 272
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Imprint Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publishers Text

Renowned chef and James Beard award-winner John Besh invites us into his home and shows us how we can put good, fresh, healthy food on the table for our families every day.

In My Family Table, the Iron Chef champion makes a case for the importance of home-cooked meals. "If I can help make a difference by cooking simply and sharing what I love to cook, I can possibly help us all use our passions and skills to make our lives better at almost every meal."

From organizing your kitchen and stocking your pantry to demystifying fish cookery, John Besh shares his favorite recipes he cooks with his family every day. Master recipes Risotto of Almost Anything and Creamy Any Vegetable Soup show you how to make the food without worrying about having the right ingredients or mastering complicated techniques. Filled with mouthwatering photographs of each recipe as well as showing John in his kitchen with his wife and four sons, My Family Table captures the spontaneity, intimacy, and fun of home-cooking and will inspire the nation back to the family table.

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