Synopses & Reviews
"QVC's Venable has hosted cookbook authors and sold their wares to millions of viewers. His down-home, Southern style is evident in hearty, American classic cooking, with chapters devoted to biscuits, muffins, and quick breads; casseroles and one-pot meals; and 'the divine swine,' in addition to more traditional categories such as soups, sides, and desserts. The writing is sunny, with 'Make It Your Own' asides meant to inspire creativity, such as passing along salsa, avocado, and sour cream with the nachos The fare is predictably middle-of-the-road, crab-stuffed mushrooms, cream of broccoli soup, and chicken Cordon Bleu mingling with the occasional kitschy invention such as cheeseburger dumplings or mini-BLTs in bacon cups. While this volume brings nothing new in the way of flavors or technique to the existing cookbook cannon, Venable's legions of fans will find plenty to savor. Color photos." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
David Venable joined QVC as a program host in 1993 and has since helped establish and build the multimedia retailer’s gourmet food business. His hit show, In the Kitchen with David,® offers a unique interactive viewership experience and features the latest in gourmet foods, cookware, kitchen gadgets, and cookbooks. While not a chef, Venable, well-known as QVC’s Resident Foodie, loves to cook, and his passion revolves around all things food. Prior to joining QVC, Venable was an anchor/reporter for WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, West Virginia, and CBS-affiliate WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and lives in Pennsylvania.