Synopses & Reviews
The debut cookbook from exciting new culinary superstar
David Lieberman, host of the upcoming Food Network show The Real Deal
Young & Hungry, an innovative new cookbook packed with simple and delicious
recipes, invites people to venture into the kitchen farther than the refrigerator or
microwave to create fantastic fresh food that's perfect for sharing with friends at
dinner parties, brunch, or an afternoon watching football. In chapters conveniently
organized by meal event, Dave Lieberman offers more than 100 easy-to-follow recipes to
help readers cook effortlessly and impressively for friends and family. Helpful "Daves
Take" sidebars sprinkled throughout provide details on ingredients and tips on making
things simpler or taking them to the next level.
Perfect for the Young & Hungry, sections and recipes include:
Casual Sit-Downs: Roasted Red Pepper and Leek Soup with Goat Cheese
Crostini; Flash-Marinated London Broil; Grapefruit Granita
Dinner for Two: Dill-Rubbed Salmon with Caramelized Lemon Slices; Raspberry
Cooking for a Crowd: Roasted Acorn Squash with Butter and Sage; Rosemary-Roasted Pork Loin with Orange-Cranberry Sauce; Tiramisu
Happy Hour!: Tropical Martini; White Sangria; Open-Faced Smoked Salmon
Sandwich with Avocado and Wasabi Cream Cheese; Crostini with Sautéed Cremini
Mushrooms and Garlic
"'Some of my favorite memories of all time come from sitting around a table with friends or family, savoring not only the good food but also the peacefulness that comes from slowing down and giving all the time in the world to enjoying the pleasures of good food and good company.' This would hardly be a groundbreaking statement coming from a typical Italian-American grandmother. But Lieberman is just out of Yale and the newest face on the Food Network (his show airs April 16). He was portrayed in the New York Times in 2003 as a skilled college chef with his own public access cooking show. Here, he makes good on the promise that was apparent in that article. He offers a variety of appealing, easy, budget-conscious dishes for various occasions, including casual and romantic dinners, brunches, barbecues, tail-gate parties and buffets. Lieberman has a solid grasp on technique, and he passes along what he knows in a succinct, down-to-earth way bound to appeal to young people whose tastes exceed their know-how. With simple and approachable recipes, he nudges readers toward a more sophisticated appreciation of the nuances of taste and color while keeping the cozy, collegiate touches hence Dill-Rubbed Salmon with Caramelized Lemon Slices mingles with Nuked Nachos. Photos. Agent, Lisa Queen at IMG. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Mr. Lieberman is a highly skilled cook and has an insouciant yet earnest manner." New York Times
Dave Lieberman is a young, hungry, and hot new chef who can take the simplest, freshest ingredients and turn them into an eye-popping feast for every one of your senses.
Everybody wants to know what's for dinner--from the people eating it to the person cooking it. Dave's got answers to that question for every night of the week--and every kind of party you might want to throw. From romantic dinners for two, to the casual sit-down for four or more, to the party buffet for the crowd you've been meaning to gather, Dave's recipes are easy, original, and no-fail crowd-pleasers. He knows that no one wants to buy a dozen ingredients for one recipe, so he focuses on making the most of everything you use. With Dave's meals, prices are reasonable, waste is nonexistent, and food is glorious.
Dave's American cuisine has something for everyone--fresh and easy salads, soups, and starters; main courses such as Potato-Chip-Crusted Salmon and fragrant Beef Stew; side dishes such as Asian-Style Slaw and Basil-Chive Red Potato Mash; and desserts like Raspberry Cream Parfait and wicked and wonderful things with chocolate. Mix in recipes and advice for throwing an amazing brunch, an indoor tailgate party, and the best happy hour anyone can imagine, and you'll find yourself, as Dave did, with friends who love being around you and your fresh, original, and delicious meals.
About the Author
Dave Lieberman is a graduate of Yale University where he first began his cooking show, Campus Cuisine, which aired on New Haven's public access channel and was received with huge enthusiasm. He hosts Good Deal With Dave Lieberman on the Food Network as well as Eat This With Dave Lieberman on FoodNetwork.com. He currently lives in New York and works as a personal chef.