May 22, 2009
Celebrity Chef Recipes
H&H dishes up the best recipes from world-class chefs, cookbook authors and TV stars.
Think of this as a greatest hits package: fabulous recipes from the hottest chefs, cooking show stars and cookbook authors, all in one mouth-watering collection. From Gordon Ramsay, the fiery star of Hell’s Kitchen, comes gourmet pub grub. And for cooks looking for easy, fast food that’s inspiring and beautiful, there are Donna Hay’s mini frittatas. Featuring everyday ingredients such as lean beef, seasonal vegetables and heart-healthy fish, they’re perfect fare for everyday dinners and weekend entertaining.
On a warm summer night, consider the light and delicious Caramelized Sablefish from chef Frank Pabst of Vancouver’s Blue Water Cafe. Heartier appetites can tuck into succulent baby back ribs from Canadian cooking maven Bonnie Stern. Or serve up Bethenny Frankel’s waist-friendly Skinnygirl Margarita drinks at your next patio party.
As a celebrity chef and host of Food Network shows like Giada at Home and Everyday Italian, Giada de Laurentiis keeps busy — but not too busy to release her fifth cookbook, Giada at Home. Try two recipes from the top-selling book.
London-based Lawson is the author of Nigella Express and other popular cookbooks, has a widely successful cookware range, and also hosts TV shows in the U.K. and the U.S. Lawson’s no-bake Cherry Cheesecake Recipe is perfect for last-minute entertaining. Or try her Chocolate Cherry Trifle or Roast Turkey this holiday season.
After co-founding restaurants in New York City, San Francisco and Las Vegas, Colicchio and Ortúzar are spreading their sandwich secrets with their newest book ‘wichcraft, brimming with traditional favourites like peanut butter and jelly and gourmet creations like turkey, avocado and bacon. Check out our ‘wichcraft menu for our picks from the book.
As chef at Toronto’s Gardiner Café and Gilead Café, Jamie Kennedy prides himself on his fair trade, sustainable, eat-local philosophy. Both of his restaurants serve up fresh fare from local farmers — steel cut oats porridge, turkey sandwiches, artisan cheeses and Ontario wines keep his loyal following coming back for more. Try Roast Of Duck or Tart Cherry Cocktail.
Iron Chef, restauranteur and cookbook author, Symon is known for his easy and fresh recipes. His Roasted Dates With Pancetta And Almonds Recipe makes a savoury starter or appetizer.
Vancouver chef, restaurateur and cookbook author John Bishop is one of Canada’s first slow food chefs. Bishop’s, his Kitsilano restaurant, specializes in local fare — B.C. wines, catch-of-the-day fish and fresh farm produce. Try these easy recipes from his collaborative book Fresh: Seasonal Recipes Made With Local Foods.
Linda Haynes & Devin Connell
This mother-daughter cooking team came out with Two Dishes, a cookbook filled with recipes representing two generations of tastes and lifestyles. Try their Baby Pumpkin Puddings or Honey Roasted Squash Salad.
An Australian food writer, homeware designer, and the owner of a new concept store in Sydney, Hay just came out with another winning cookbook, No Time to Cook. Make her Mini Frittatas On Baby Spinach Recipe, Crispy Spiced Thai Chicken or Jam Drop Cookies tonight!
The chef, cookbook author, TV host and restaurateur behind John Folse & Company has earned accolades for his Louisiana-based restaurants, signature Cajun dishes and eateries around the world. He was even the first non-Italian chef to create the Vatican State Dinner back in 1989, spreading Cajun appreciation world-wide. Try his spicy Crawfish Gumbo over rice.
The first Blue Ribbon restaurant opened in New York City in 1992, and its comfort food menu has since spread to bakeries and sushi bars across Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Bromberg brothers, raised in New Jersey and trained in France, have taken American home cooking to a new level. Try recipes from the Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Cookbook.
Most widely known for his show on Canada’s Food Network, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, Rocco has continued to share his tricks and tips in his first book, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita. Try one of the 4 easy Italian-inspired recipes from our David Rocco menu.
Chef Scott Conant, of New York City’s Scarpetta restaurant and the Food Network’s Chopped, has branched out to Toronto, opening a new Scarpetta restaurant in the new Thompson Hotel on Wellington Street. Try his Spaghetti With Fresh Tomato Sauce & Basil.
The Hong Kong-born, Toronto-based chef has opened restaurants in Toronto, New York City, Washington D.C. and Singapore to great acclaim, earning glowing reviews year after year. Try his Chinese-Style Pork Salad or Singaporean Slaw Salad.
John Barricelli is the host of PBS’s Everyday Baking, owns Connecticut’s SoNo Baking Company & Café, and has also published his sweets in The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook (with a forward by Martha Stewart!) Bake up his easy Ginger Cookies this holiday season.
Chef, food blogger and cookbook author Stacey Meyer released New Orleans Kitchens, a book full of local Louisiana specialties — spicy stews, savoury salads, sweet desserts — that make it easy to enjoy southern cooking up north. Try the delicious pea soup, BLT salad or crawfish gumbo.
As an acclaimed Toronto chef and owner of restaurants Bymark, North 44, One and Fabbrica (opening fall 2010), Mark McEwan has already earned himself a top spot in Canada’s culinary scene. But he’s not stopping there — he will host the Food Network’s Top Chef Canada in spring 2011, continue to run his fine food emporium McEwan Foods, and has just published his first cookbook, Great Food at Home. Try two main dishes from the much-anticipated book. Plus, watch him demonstrate a pan-roasted pickerel recipe for Lynda Reeves on our Online TV show.
England’s Michel Roux has proved his culinary talents over the past 23 years at his renowned restaurant, The Waterside Inn, and his most recently opened London restaurant, Le Gavroche. See our Michel Roux menu for 4 easy-to-follow recipes from his new book Michel Roux Pastry.
A proud Canadian, culinary adventurer and host of Surreal Gourmet, Blumer never fails to entertain with his inventive recipes and unique ways of serving them. Try his Coconut Shrimp Lollypops Recipe, Cucumber Shooters Recipe, Chipotle Dry Rub Shrimp Recipe or Samurai Scallops Recipe.
Tina, a New York City-based culinary enthusiast and blogger, teamed up with Sarah Pinneo to compile The Ski House Cookbook, which features warming winter recipes and easy home-away-from-home meal ideas like French toast, sandwiches, snacks and fondues. Try their Turkey, Brie And Apple Sandwich Recipe for a quick lunch.
Named Top Caterer in Canada, Eatertainment is a Toronto-based company led by director Sebastien Centner and executive chef Christopher Matthews. Their easy hors d’oeuvres and appetizer recipes are perfect for holiday or backyard entertaining.
This devout Provence resident offers up authentic French cooking classes and books such as The Provence Cookbook. Try her Tuna Fillet With Meyer Lemons and her Tomato, Lemon, Croutons And Basil Salad Recipe.
The Celine Dion of the Quebec food world, Montreal-based Larrivée is also the host of the Food Network’s Ricardo and Friends. Savour his twist on apple crisp and sugar pie: Apple And Maple Verrine Recipe. Try his American-Style Double Cheeseburgers, Crab And Strawberry Salad and Apple And Summer Berry Tart at your next backyard barbecue.
As founding chef of P.E.I.’s Dayboat restaurant, and more recently Lot 30, Bailey is known for using local, east coast ingredients in gourmet and innovative ways. Try one of his 6 Potato Recipes instead of the usual mashed or baked.
As the former executive chef at Vancouver’s West, Warren Geraghty helped showcase more than 100 of the restaurant’s top seasonal recipes in his first collaborative cookbook, West: The Cookbook. Try his Rha-Barbarum cocktail.
Canada’s cooking school maven and author of several best-selling gems like Friday Night Dinners, Stern is internationally known for her HeartSmart cookbooks. Your guests will love her Spinach, Orange And Honey Salad, Baby Back Ribs With Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Recipe, No-Knead Artisanal Bread Recipe, Flatbread With Caramelized Onions Recipe and Rugelach Pastry Cookies.
Three sisters from Toronto’s Greek neighbourhood compiled their favourite traditional Greek recipes and co-authored Three Sisters Around the Greek Table (2009 Adelfes). Try their delicious Poached Halibut Recipe and other savoury Greek recipes.
New York City-based chef, food writer, and NYU food science teacher Lourdes Castro published her favourite authentic Mexican dishes in Simply Mexican. Serve her Crab Tostadas at a Mexican-themed dinner party or as appetizers at a cocktail party.
Jenkins toured through European countries and discovered the secrets behind delicious Mediterranean dishes along the way. She wrote her first book, Olives & Oranges, in between chef positions at upscale New York City restaurants. You won’t be able to resist her Lemon Olive Oil Cake Recipe.
The U.K.’s celebrated Hummingbird Bakery (Gwyneth Paltrow’s a fan!) has published their irresistible recipes in a cookbook. Owner Tarek Malouf and his team of bakers’ cupcakes, breads and brownies are perfect for birthdays, bridal showers or as holiday desserts.
McCauley is a cookbook author, blogger and the former food editor of Gardening Life and Homemaker‘s magazines, among others. Your guests will rave about her Caramelized Onion And Cheese Dipping Loaf Recipe.
This executive chef at Vancouver’s Blue Water Cafe is also the proud co-author of the Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook, with his partner at the cafe, Yoshihiro Tabo. Try their Caramelized Sablefish Recipe.
A leader with the Whole Foods Market in the U.S., Petusevsky is a chef, natural food advocate and author ofThe Whole Foods Market Cookbook. His Orange Cashew Rice Recipe is perfect as a side dish or a potluck offering.
Priding themselves on their food- and wine-pairing expertise, Waverman and Chatto teamed up to write A Matter of Taste: Inspired Seasonal Menus with Wines and Spirits to Match. Try their Spiced Pear Tart Recipe, or view Lucy Waverman’s newest cookbook recipes.
Yarymowich, executive chef of the newly unveiled Frank restaurant in the Art Gallery of Ontario, passed on a few of her favourite recipes to H&H in the May 2009 issue. These include her Spring Pea Purée, Spring Pea And Leek Tart With Smoked Trout, Rhubarb-Ginger Turnovers and Cherry Tarts. Get tips for perfect pastry in her video, too.