What Would Brian Boitano Make?: Fresh and Fun Recipes for Sharing with Family and Friends

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Brian Boitano has traveled all over the world for skating competitions, and he is fascinated with other cultures and their cuisine. He now finds the same deep fulfillment in cooking and entertaining that he once found in skating. His adventures abroad influence his own style of cooking, as does his Italian heritage, where great food has always been a key part of any gathering. Some of Boitano's favorite food memories revolve around family get-togethers, and his cookbook includes personal vignettes and dishes that...
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Overview

Brian Boitano has traveled all over the world for skating competitions, and he is fascinated with other cultures and their cuisine. He now finds the same deep fulfillment in cooking and entertaining that he once found in skating. His adventures abroad influence his own style of cooking, as does his Italian heritage, where great food has always been a key part of any gathering. Some of Boitano's favorite food memories revolve around family get-togethers, and his cookbook includes personal vignettes and dishes that are inspired by memorable family recipes. The recipes in What Would Brian Boitano Make? emphasize taste, convenience, and nutrition. Boitano pairs intriguing flavors and textures, playing with the balance of opposites to add complexity to his recipes. While gourmet in taste, the ingredients are easily accessible to any home cook. Mouthwatering recipes include: Paella Sliders, Crab-and-Avocado Crostini, Blood Orange Mojito, Butternut Squash Soup with Goat Cheese Toasts, Heirloom Tomato Cantaloupe and Feta Salad, Summer Squash Risotto with Grilled Lemon Basil Chicken, Pork Tenderloin with Warm Plum Salsa, Salmon with Pea and Basil Pesto, and Coconut Flan.
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As a figure skater, Brian Boitano was an Olympic champion, a two-time world champion, and a four-time American champion, and many Cooking Channel fans think that he's also leading the pack in the kitchen. Since 2009, this mild-mannered world traveler has been cooking up a metaphorical storm with easy-to-make gourmet meals that are as tasty as they are healthy. What Would Brian Boitano Make? features fare including Summer Squash Risotto with Grilled Lemon Basil Chicken and Salmon with pea and Basil Pesto.

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"I think Brian has another gold here. The recipes are accessible, healthy, and a great addition to anyone's kitchen, especially those who love to entertain!" --Giada De Laurentiis"I have always admired Brian's pursuit of excellence and the dedication that has made him a champion and icon in figure skating. He has now taken that passion into the kitchen and shares his Gold Medal creations with us. I'm lucky to know firsthand how yummy Brian's cooking is! We now know what Brian Boitano would make!" —Kristi Yamaguchi "What Would Brian Boitano Make? is a winner. It's full of those 'go-to' recipes, the ones you return to again and again that become staples of your repertoire."—Mitchell Rosenthal, Chef/Owner of the San Francisco restaurants Town Hall, Salt House, and Anchor and Hope, and author of Cooking My Way Back Home "Is there nothing that Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano cannot do? From the ice to his kitchen, he has the Midas touch. 6.0s across the board to you, Brian Boitano!" —Christine Brennan, USA Today columnist, ABC News commentator, and best-selling author of Inside Edge
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762782925
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 181,084
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Boitano
Brian Boitano is more than just a champion on the ice; he also gives a winning performance in the kitchen. His Food Network series, What Would Brian Boitano Make?, premiered in August 2009 and is now on the Cooking Channel. On the air, Brian demonstrates his culinary skills and talent for one-of-a-kind entertaining. With a lifelong passion for food and cooking, Brian hosts unpredictable get-togethers at his San Francisco home and creates menus that focus on innovative but accessible dishes. Few athletes have enjoyed the artistic and popular success that Brian has since winning the gold medal for the United States at the 1988 Winter Olympics Games in Calgary, Canada. He created and routinely performs his signature jump, the Tano Triple, so difficult it has rarely been completed by anyone else. In competitions and exhibitions, Brian continues to raise the level of skating to new heights. After turning professional in 1988, he won six world professional titles, placing first and scoring perfect 10s in each of ten consecutive championships. As a professional, he won the first 20 out of the 24 competitions he entered, a record unmatched in the history of skating. Brian has won more professional titles than any other skater in the history of the sport; among those titles are six World Professional Championships. Brian won a primetime Emmy Award, television's highest honor, for his starring role in the 1990 HBO movie Carmen on Ice. In 1992, he and fellow Olympic gold medalist Katarina Witt toured North America in three successful ice shows: Skating, Skating II and Skating '92, which were broadcast on network television. In 1994, he starred in Nutcracker on Ice with Oksana Baiul and Viktor Petrenko. For 15 years, he toured with Champions On Ice around the country, headlining 25 national tours. Brian has provided expert commentary on televised skating shows for ABC, NBC and Turner networks.Brian is a three-time Olympian and has won more than 50 titles, including 23 international gold medals, two World titles, two Pro/AM titles, 16 professional titles, four U.S. National titles, as well as the Olympic Gold Medal. He has been inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, and the National Italian-American Hall of Fame. In 1998, Brian founded Youth Skate, a non-profit organization that introduces San Francisco's inner-city youth to the sport of ice skating.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    An amazing cookbook! I have made something from this book every

    An amazing cookbook! I have made something from this book every week since I purchased it. His recipes are easy to follow, and delicious. Also, you can vary the recipes to your taste without sacrificing the overall taste of the dish. I get excited when I try something new. The Parmesan Crusted Brussels Sprouts and the Grilled Cheese with Red Onion Jam are incredible! Won't eat regular grilled cheese ever again. And the Spicy Coffee Brownies are to die for! Mr. Boitano was successful as a skater, and he really wins the gold with this cookbook. Bravo, perfect 10!

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