Synopses & Reviews
Bravoandrsquo;s Top Chef All-Star and Los Angeles executive chef serves up more than 100 quick and easy family recipes that she developed as a hardworking single mom.
Americaandrsquo;s 26 million working moms face the challenge of getting a delicious home-cooked dinner on the table. For Antonia Lofaso, the issue hits especially close to home, because she holds down multiple jobsandmdash;in the food world, no less. She continues to participate in activities and appearances for Bravo and Top Chef while serving as executive chef of Black Market Liquor Bar. Through it all, she has developed a fantastic repertoire of meals that keep families bondedandmdash;quick, nourishing, hearty fare that soothes the soul.
Showcasing Lofasoandrsquo;s top picks, The Busy Momandrsquo;s Cookbook includes breakfast favorites ranging from pancakes to the worldandrsquo;s best blueberry muffins, and easy but satisfying dinners such as Beef Stroganoff with Creamy Pappardelle and Fish Tacos with Corn Tomatillo Salad. She even tackles the brown-bag lunch with choices that the other kids will envy, including BBQ Chicken Pita Pocket and Turkey-and-Swiss Panini.
The Busy Momandrsquo;s Cookbook is the first book to bring star-quality culinary expertise to the specific needs of busy parents. Laced with memories and lessons from Lofasoandrsquo;s own experience as a working mom, this cookbook speaks from the heart with inspiring, real-world wisdom and plenty of lighthearted humor to encourage every reader to savor the rewards of making mealtime memorable.
Rachael Ray's fans can't seem to get enough of the wonderful recipes featured on her weekly television show, "The 30-Minute Meal." This first collection of audience favorites includes imaginative pastas, salads, sandwiches, make-your-own takeout, and a host of other great eats. Short-cut secrets and shopping tips abound.
Rachael Ray's fans can't seem to get enough of the wonderful recipes featured on her television show, 30-Minute Meals.
About the Author
A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, Antonia Lofaso has was most influenced by her time cooking at Spago before becoming executive chef at Foxtail and now Black Market Liquor Bar in Los Angeles, where she lives with her eleven-year-old daughter. She appeared on the fourth season of Bravoandrsquo;s Top Chef and returned as a fan favorite and finalist on Top Chef All-Stars.