Back Around the Table: An

Back Around the Table: An "In the Kitchen with David" Cookbook from QVC's Resident Foodie

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by David Venable, Ree Drummond
     
 

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With his first cookbook, In the Kitchen with David: QVC’s Resident Foodie Presents Comfort Foods That Take You Home, David Venable gave us the mouthwatering and memorable recipes that were passed down to him from his mother and grandmothers. Now, the beloved television host invites us back to the warmest room in the house to share inventive spins on…  See more details below

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With his first cookbook, In the Kitchen with David: QVC’s Resident Foodie Presents Comfort Foods That Take You Home, David Venable gave us the mouthwatering and memorable recipes that were passed down to him from his mother and grandmothers. Now, the beloved television host invites us back to the warmest room in the house to share inventive spins on traditional dishes that are sure crowd-pleasers.
 
Venable has received great praise from the food world for his easy, comforting cooking style, and that laid-back feeling pervades his second cookbook. Packed with nearly 150 recipes, this volume is like having a collection of “mini” cookbooks in one convenient place.
 
Mix and Mingle: Transform comfort foods into party fare with Mac ’n’ Cheese Bites, French Onion Soup Dumplings, Chicken Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, and Beef and Bean Tostados.
Brunch and Beyond: Make breakfast the most anticipated meal of the day with Blueberry-Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup, Eggs Benedict Bread Pudding, Hash Brown Breakfast Pizza, and Spiced Bacon Skewers.
Quick and Easy: Use that pressure cooker you’ve got stashed away in the cupboard to make Chili con Carne, Osso Buco, Asian Pulled Pork, and Chicken in a Pot.
Light and Bright: Savor Skinny Fried Chicken, Seven-Layer Taco Salads, and Linguine Carbonara—dishes that not only taste good but are guilt-free.
Smoke and Fire: Start up the grill for Smoked Brisket, Surf and Turf Kebabs, Grilled Scallops with Citrus Marinade, and Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles.
Sweets and Treats: Finish off your meal with a crowning achievement such as Lemon Cheesecake Bars, Cherry Strudel, Peach Melba Icebox Pie, or Apple-Walnut Rustic Tart.
 
Complete with tantalizing photographs, helpful sidebars, and amusing anecdotes, this all-purpose cookbook will have your family coming back to the table again and again for more great food and great times.

Advance praise for Back Around the Table
 
“Whenever David walks into a room, he lights it up. His zest for life spills into the passion he has for food. As I was reading this new book, I found myself filled with the same joy as David; you can feel his love for all good things jumping off the pages and in his recipes. Back Around the Table had me laughing in the kitchen and doing the happy dance.”—Michael Symon, author of Michael Symon’s 5 in 5
 
“I want to eat David’s book from back to front! From classics like Mississippi Mud Pie to newfound inspirations like his French Onion Soup Dumplings, each recipe is so well thought out, with ease in mind, and all are happy-dance-worthy! There’s happy comfort all over this book, really, and that’s why I love David. I’m so happy to have another volume of the recipes I see him share on his show, as well as some from his home kitchen. What do you mean Back Around the Table? He never left!”—Sunny Anderson
 
Back Around the Table brings David’s personal comfort food stories to life with approachable recipes that will leave you excited to bring your friends and family back around your table.”—Emeril Lagasse
 
“I already knew I loved David. I love spending time with him in the kitchen. I love his friendly, fail-proof approach to delicious home cooking. In Back Around the Table, David shares the coveted recipes for some of his favorite comfort foods, reinvented with his signature gusto for good eats—which I knew I would also love. But then I discovered his Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake—it puts every other chocolate cake to deep, chocolaty shame. And now I know he loves me, too.”—Daphne Oz


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/01/2014
QVC personality Venable follows up his popular Comfort Foods That Take You Home with an expansion of nearly 150 familiar recipes that are easy for home cooks of all tastes and skill levels. Standards like breakfast quesadillas and pasta carbonara mingle with riffs on familiar classics like the Mint Julep (mixed into a slushy version) and a chicken cheesesteak version of the classic egg roll. Chapters on slow cookers and pressure cookers enable owners to find new uses for the items likely bought on QVC, with recipes for Asian pulled pork; and smoked gouda, bacon and pea risotto. Purists may take umbrage with Venable's use of pre-made ingredients such as Velveeta and Steak-Umm chicken strips for the aforementioned egg rolls, but such components are more of an anomaly (readers are asked to create their own teriyaki sauce for grilled teriyaki pork phops, for example). That's not to say there aren't a few misses—the red velvet milkshake, which incorporates the titular cake mix with ice cream, cream cheese, chocolate syrup and whipped cream sounds questionably. Fans of Venable and home cooks in search of a reliable set of standards will find a lot to like in this practical, accessible collection. (Oct.)
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Advance praise for Back Around the Table
 
“Whenever David walks into a room, he lights it up. His zest for life spills into the passion he has for food. As I was reading this new book, I found myself filled with the same joy as David; you can feel his love for all good things jumping off the pages and in his recipes. Back Around the Table had me laughing in the kitchen and doing the happy dance.”—Michael Symon, author of Michael Symon’s 5 in 5
 
“I want to eat David’s book from back to front! From classics like Mississippi Mud Pie to newfound inspirations like his French Onion Soup Dumplings, each recipe is so well thought out, with ease in mind, and all are happy-dance-worthy! There’s happy comfort all over this book, really, and that’s why I love David. I’m so happy to have another volume of the recipes I see him share on his show, as well as some from his home kitchen. What do you mean Back Around the Table? He never left!”—Sunny Anderson
 
Back Around the Table brings David’s personal comfort food stories to life with approachable recipes that will leave you excited to bring your friends and family back around your table.”—Emeril Lagasse
 
“I already knew I loved David. I love spending time with him in the kitchen. I love his friendly, fail-proof approach to delicious home cooking. In Back Around the Table, David shares the coveted recipes for some of his favorite comfort foods, reinvented with his signature gusto for good eats—which I knew I would also love. But then I discovered his Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake—it puts every other chocolate cake to deep, dense, chocolaty shame. And now I know he loves me, too.”—Daphne Oz
 
“David’s passion about delicious food is evident in every enjoyable bite he takes. I have cooked many times with David and I know the recipes in Back Around the Table are sure to inspire cooks to cook easy and delicious recipes which will beckon everybody to the table. From quick entertaining recipes to slow braised meats, a good meal is guaranteed. There is nothing like good food to draw everyone back around the table, creating special moments along the way. Bravo David, I will join your table any time!”—Lidia Bastianich
 
“To me, food is family and when you open this book, you get the recipes that will bring your famiglia together. David’s got everything from old favorites to new takes on classic flavors. Comfort foodies and home cooks will definitely want this book in their kitchen.”—Buddy Valastro, Cake Boss

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804176866
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/07/2014
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
696,943
File size:
20 MB
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Meet the Author

David Venable, QVC’s Resident Foodie, joined the network 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, and kitchen gadgets. Since the launch of his first cookbook, Venable has appeared on national broadcast programs including Today, The Chew, and The Rachael Ray Show, among others. His recipes have appeared in People, The Huffington Post, and many other publications nationwide. Venable regularly blogs with his “foodies” on QVC.com and connects with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. 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 currently lives in Pennsylvania.


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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cookbook is more party oriented with recipes to feed a crowd, slow cooker ( I do have) and pressure cooker (I don't have) recipes as well. I think his first cookbook was more family-dinner friendly.