A Fresh Approach to Home-Cooked Meals By Dave Lieberman The charismatic Food Network star returns with his second cookbook cLieberman takes care to bring even the most sophisticated fare within the reach and wallet of any home cook. d 4 Kirkus Reviews cLieberman, of the Food Network 9s Good Deal and author of Young & Hungry , has an assured but unpretentious strategy for cooking tasty meals quickly. His Drinks and Finger Foods section is full of good bets for impressing guests. .
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This relaxed yet informative approach is as appealing at home as it is on TV. d 4 Publishers Weekly cLieberman 9s easy and inexpensive recipes range from elegant to nostalgic. d 4 Food and Wine Dave Lieberman 9s culinary expertise and boy-next-door charm have already made him a favorite with Food Network fans. His second cookbook, DAVE 9S DINNERS (Hyperion; October 3, 2006; Hardcover; $27.50), is packed with easy-to-follow yet sophisticated recipes that will make him an essential discovery for people ... more. less.
of all ages and ranges of cooking experience. Dinner is the meal when cooks have the best chance of gathering family and friends around the table; it is also the time when palates are most awake to adventurous flavor combinations.<br><br> Thus, staying true to his signature style, Dave offers recipes that highlight fresh ingredients, eclectic pairings of flavor and texture, and colorful presentation. All of his recipes require only basic cooking tools 4a blender is the most extravagant one required 4putting them within reach of anyone eager to prepare affordable and delicious dinners. Divided into sections by course 4Drinks and Finger Foods; Salads; Soups; Poultry; Fish; Pasta; Meat; Desserts 4the recipes are enhanced with color photographs throughout.<br><br> Dave includes vivid descriptions and useful commentary for each recipe, providing the home cook with insight into his own process of purchasing and preparing meals. A sampling: " Mini Moroccan Lamb Burgers With Lemon Yogurt Sauce : Ground lamb is one of the greatest bargains out there because the meat is so flavorful and juicy. " Boston Lettuce and Avocado Salad with Lime Dressing : I love the tender sweetness of Boston lettuce, but I 9m always eating it with creamy dressing.<br><br> So for a change I came up with this clean, tangy dressing with a bit of a Latin twist. " Jerk Chicken With Banana Fried Rice : The broiler is a great way to get the blackening typical of the islands while evenly cooking the meat. " Seared Snapper Over Succotash : Seared white fish has such delicate, subtle flavor that you have to pair it with something very mild.<br><br> Hence this succotash, which is flavorful but still lets the fish shine. I love the contrast of textures between the crispy fish and the creamy succotash. " Buttery Baby Pea Soup With Pan-Grilled Bread : I 9m always surprised at just how flavorful soups are.<br><br> I think it 9s because there is no flavor loss during the cooking process 4everything that goes into the pot stays in the pot. That means all the nutrients too, which is why soups are healthy as well as flavorful. This soup couldn 9t be simpler 4it only has four ingredients 4but it needs nothing more.<br><br> " Pecan - Dusted Puff Pastry Caramelized Apple Napoleons: Between the crispy pastry dough, the cream, apples, and toasted nuts, this dessert has it all 4and its 9s impressive enough to serve at my fanciest gigs. From a quick snack (Roasted Red Peppers and Ricotta Crostini) to the perfect Thanksgiving meal (Lemon Brined Turkey With Sourdough Bread Stuffing and Orange- Fennel Cranberry Sauce), DAVE 9S DINNERS is a cookbook that you 9ll want to have waiting in your kitchen every night. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dave Lieberman is the star of Food Network 9s cGood Deal with Dave Lieberman d and Foodnetwork.com 9s cDave Does. d Dave 9s interest in food began early, cooking with his stay-at-home dad and working in restaurants in Philadelphia.<br><br> As a student at Yale, Dave started both cCampus Cuisine, d a Connecticut public access television show, and his own campus catering service. Amanda Hesser of the New York Times featured Dave in an article on the front-page of the Dining In section during his senior year. After graduation, he became a private chef in New York City, and his first cookbook, Young & Hungry , was published in 2005.<br><br> Most recently, Dave has been named one of People magazine 9s c50 Hottest Bachelors d and served as an ambassador for Amstel Light 9s Live Tastefully campaign, sharing the culinary benefits of pairing beer with food. When he isn 9t taping shows or cooking for clients, he travels to food and wine events around the globe and visits his family in Philadelphia. DAVE 9S DINNERS A Fresh Approach to Home-Cooked Meals By Dave Lieberman Published by Hyperion Publication Date: October 3, 2006 Price: $27.50 ISBN: 1-4013-0129-0 To request a review copy or author interview, please contact: Allison McGeehon: email@example.com / 212-456-0173.<br><br> Meet Dave Lieberman: visit the Authors on Tour section at HyperionBooks.com. More information about Dave is available at DaveCooks.net and LiveTastefully.com. <br><br>