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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Weekend Cooking- Celebrity Chefs- More Than 60 Delicious Recipes

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As usual, I am giving books as Christmas gifts this year. I love spending time wandering bookstores picking out just the right book for each person on my list. I also have a closet's worth of books I have picked up during the year so my gift stacks are getting a little overcrowded.

This year at Barnes & Noble, they are selling an exclusive book published by Hearst titled Celebrity Chefs- More Than 60 Delicious Recipes that contains recipes from some of the most popular TV chefs for just $9.95. It's a hardcover book, and it will make a really nice gift for the chef on your list. The book was 30% off this week and members got another 10% off, so you could buy several copies as gifts, each costing less than lunch at Subway.

Many of the recipes were previously published in Hearst magazines, such as Women's Day, Good Housekeeping and Redbook. The book opens with a thumbnail sketch of each chef, and then chapters are your standard Appetizers, Salads and Soups, Meat, etc.

There are many recipes I would like to try including:

  • Hubert Keller's Mango-Avocado Bruschetta
  • Carla Hall's Winter Salad with Pears, Aged Cheddar & Almonds
  • Mark Bittman's Pasta with Funghi Trifolati
  • Lisa Fain's Sour Cream-Chicken Enchiladas
  • Marcus Samuelsson's Whiskey Fudge
It's a hardcover book, with lots of great photos and nutritional information for the recipes. For the price you pay, it's a terrific value, and I like the variety of dishes from many chefs I enjoy watching on TV.

The link to the book is here.


  1. Thanks for the heads up on this book. Definitely great value for a hardcover with photos!

  2. That looks good. I usually need an under $10 gift for a Rob Your Neighbor game at one of our holiday gatherings -- this looks perfect.

  3. This really would make a fantastic present -- for myself and for others. Thanks for the heads-up. What a great price!

  4. Thanks Diane, I want to try those recipes too! I may have to run and pick this book up for myself. Merry Christmas to me, right?

  5. This sounds wonderful! Your lucky gift recipients with their stacks of books!

  6. Oh, nice find! Might be a nice one to buy copies of for the random birthday or party gift. Thanks for sharing!