Author(s): Curtis Stone
oThis collection is a celebration of the dishes that I absolutely love to make at home, from savouring their aromas while they cook right through to sharing them with the special people in my life.o
For internationally known chef Curtis Stone, cooking is a pleasurable journey, not just a destination. In this wonderful book featuring 130 of his favorite dishes, Curtis inspires us to turn meal preparation into a joy rather than a chore through delicious recipes, mouthwatering photographs, and handy make-ahead tips. He also shares plenty of heartwarming, personal stories from time spent in his kitchen and around the table with family and friends, reminding us that good food and a good life are intrinsically intertwined. His go-to recipes include-
Light meals- Roasted Beetroot and Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese, Fennel, and Pecans; Weeknight Navy Bean and Ham Soup; Pork Burger with Spicy Ginger Pickles
Scene-stealing dinners- Porcini-Braised Beef with Horseradish Mascarpone, Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Fennel; Potato and Zucchini Enchiladas with Habanero Salsa
Family-style sides- Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo; Butternut Pumpkin with Sage and Brown Butter, Cheddar-and-Corn Cream Biscuits
Sweet treats- Cherry-Amaretto Lattice Pie; Rum Pound Cake with Lime Glaze; Chilled Yellow Watermelon Soup with Summer Berries
Favourite breakfasts- Crepes with Homemade Ricotta and Maple-Cumquat Syrup; Smoked Salmon Omelette with Goat Cheese and Beetroot Relish; Maple Bran Madeleines
Satisfying snacks- Popcorn with Bacon and Parmesan; Bruschetta with Spring Pea Pesto and Burrata; Chocolate Hazelnut Milkshake; and many more
Good Food, Good Life brings back the pleasure of cooking and the wonder of connection into your home.
Curtis's food philosophy places an emphasis on fresh, local, seasonal produce (with a nod to sustainable development and ethical farming practices), exploration of different food cultures, and the ability of food to bring family and friends together. For Curtis it is about the total cooking experience - bringing confidence to the kitchen and happiness to the table. Curtis Stone is currently the host of Arena's Top Chef Masters and the Discovery Channel's Around the World in 80 Plates. Born in Melbourne, Stone honed his skills in London at Cafe Royal under legendary three-star Michelin chef Marco Pierre White, and at Mirabella and the revered Quo Vadis. Curtis now lives in Los Angeles with his family.