Review by Publisher's Weekly Review
Isabella, a recipe tester for Bon Appétit and America's Test Kitchen, showcases 180 showstopping one-hour-or-less recipes from 75 leading American chefs, sharing the "casually delicious food they pull from the pantry" when guests arrive. With each recipe, the contributing chef offers tips for cocktails and wine pairings and music playlists to accompany the customized dinner. Chef and TV host Ming Tsai suggests playing Miles Davis and drinking a pinot noir with his peppercorn duck with cranberry chutney and fried. James Beard-winner Aaron Sanchez presents a chicken in garlic chipotle sauce with sautéed potatoes, brussels sprouts, and asparagus paired with Argentinian malbec and Alabama Shakes. Asheville-based Katie Button's dinner starts with a sparkling white sangria, features harissa-mushroom glazed fish, and ends with gin-soaked blackberries atop creamy whipped yogurt. There are a wealth of rib-eye steak, pasta, and fish recipes to choose from, as well as many fruit-based desserts. Chefs hail from across the country and from various ethnic and culinary backgrounds-from classically trained to self-taught, and from famed restaurateurs to food-truck chefs. With these easy-to-assemble designer dinners, home cooks can entertain like rock star chefs. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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