Rob Feenie's Casual Classics: Everyday Recipes for Family and Friends

Rob Feenie's Casual Classics: Everyday Recipes for Family and Friends

by Rob Feenie
     
 

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Canada's first Iron Chef America Champion shares the best of his family-friendly -- and award-winning -- casual meals.

Rob Feenie has been crafting simple yet special recipes throughout his celebrated career. Now, the longtime leader in the casual fine dining movement reveals his favourite recipes for the best meals in life: everyday cooking

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Canada's first Iron Chef America Champion shares the best of his family-friendly -- and award-winning -- casual meals.

Rob Feenie has been crafting simple yet special recipes throughout his celebrated career. Now, the longtime leader in the casual fine dining movement reveals his favourite recipes for the best meals in life: everyday cooking with family and friends.

Feenie first wowed diners with his innovative tasting menus at the inventive Lumiere restaurant in Vancouver. Today, he creates delicious family-style recipes for Cactus Club restaurants -- every day, thousands of people of all ages enjoy his satisfying signature dishes.

Rob Feenie's Casual Classics brings together the best of these innovative and approachable meals. From such fundamental recipes as roasted tomato sauce and juicy poached chicken to globally inspired dishes like barbecued duck spring rolls, quinoa jambalaya and braised osso buco, these are real-life recipes -- modern classics that are adaptable to budgets, dietary restrictions and busy schedules.

Every recipe has been tested in Feenie's home kitchen in meals with friends and family, and approved by his own three kids, ages 3, 6 and 7. The result is a beautifully illustrated and inspirational compendium of family classics that is sure to become a staple in any home chef's library.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"In Casual Classics, Rob Feenie hits the nail on the head: the recipes and the stories are the perfect building blocks to delightful and delicious family meals. Letting the ingredients shine is the best advice of all."
—Mario Batali

"Rob Feenie is a master of adapting his Iron-Chef-worthy recipes for the home cook. Casual Classics will get you and your family cooking together and enjoying every single bite."
—Meat and Wild Game Cooking Guide, About.com (a New York Times company)

Mario Batali
"In Casual Classics, Rob Feenie hits the nail on the head: the recipes and the stories are the perfect building blocks to delightful and delicious family meals. Letting the ingredients shine is the best advice of all."
Mark McEwan
"What you see in these recipes from Rob Feenie's home are imaginative, brightly flavoured dishes that sensibly integrate lots of great culinary traditions, all explained with personal, anecdotal stories that like the food itself never muddle the point. And the essential point is this: you can always eat very well at home, even without investing too much time in the kitchen."
Vancouver Magazine - Nathan Caddell
"Casual Classics, [Rob Feenie's] fourth cookbook, reflects the upscale-to-casual shift that has overtaken Vancouver's food scene. Feenie masterfully elevates comfort food with a confidence evidenced in recipes that call for honey in pizza dough and creamy burrata in a tomato salad."
About.com - Gerrard Gene
"Rob Feenie is a master of adapting his Iron-Chef-worthy recipes for the home cook. Casual Classics will get you and your family cooking together and enjoying every single bite."
Montreal Gazette - Judy Creighton
"Known internationally for his innovative approach to preparing fine food, Vancouver chef Rob Feenie has turned his considerable talents to dishes that reflect a growing trend toward casual dining...Nothing is more evident of his affection for family life than his latest cookbook, Rob Feenie's Casual Classics: Everyday Recipes for Family and Friends."
Ottawa Sun - Rita DeMontis
"[Rob Feenie's] book, with a forward by Toronto chef and Food Network Canada star Mark McEwan, celebrates family traditions in an assembly of recipes that brim with colour and flavour -- culinary traditions that speak volumes of the family man this iconic Canadian chef is."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781553658733
Publisher:
Douglas & McIntyre Ltd.
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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From the Publisher
"In Casual Classics, Rob Feenie hits the nail on the head: the recipes and the stories are the perfect building blocks to delightful and delicious family meals. Letting the ingredients shine is the best advice of all."
—Mario Batali

"Rob Feenie is a master of adapting his Iron-Chef-worthy recipes for the home cook. Casual Classics will get you and your family cooking together and enjoying every single bite."
—Meat and Wild Game Cooking Guide, About.com (a New York Times company)

Meet the Author

Rob Feenie is executive chef of Cactus Club Restaurants, where he designs signature dishes and mentors more than 20 Red Seal chefs and over 50 apprentices. In addition to publishing three cookbooks and starring in New Classics with Chef Rob Feenie on Food Network Canada for five seasons, he is most noted for defeating Chef Masaharu Morimoto on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America. He lives in Vancouver.

Mark McEwan is the owner of North 44 Caters, Bymark, one Restaurant, The Hazelton Hotel, Fabbrica and McEwan. He is the host of Fine Living Network’s The Heat with Mark McEwan and is head judge on Food NetworkCanada’s Top Chef Canada. He is also the author of Great Food at Home and Mark McEwan’s Fabbrica. He lives in Toronto.

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