Authors: Lynn Crawford and Lora Kirk
Chefs Lynn Crawford and Lora Kirk share their favourite family-style recipes for everyday cooking and casual celebrations at home. Creating a family meal: setting the table, sharing dishes passed around the table in large bowls or platters and enjoying it with one another is cooking at its best. Cook together and eat together—it just does not get any better than that. Sitting down and enjoying a meal together is one of the greatest gifts we can give one another.
Hearth & Home features over 140 delicious and comforting recipes—from Turkey Cheddar Biscuit Pot Pie and Honey-Garlic Ribs to Buttery Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Onion Cornbread—that are all achievable for any home cook. Most of these dishes come together quickly with few ingredients and basic tech-niques. Inside you will find many mains, an abundance of side dishes and show-stopping desserts to create and share a meal family-style, whether it is a quick weeknight supper, a weekend get-together or a special-occasion celebration. The book includes suggestions for building a family-style meal, but feel free to create your own feast of shared plates.
LYNN CRAWFORD is an acclaimed Food Network celebrity chef and bestselling author of several cookbooks, including award-winner Farm to Chef, who has over twenty-five years of culinary experience, including many years as executive chef for the Four Seasons Hotels in Toronto and New York. Chef Lynn is one of the highest profile chefs in the country and a genuine household name. Currently starring on Food Network’s newest primetime cooking competition series Wall of Chefs and Junior Chef Showdown, she can also be seen as an Iron Chef on Iron Chef Canada, Iron Chef America, Top Chef Masters, Top Chef Canada, Chopped Canada, The Great Canadian Cookbook, Restaurant Makeover and Pitchin’ In.
LORA KIRK is a Canadian chef, restaurateur, consultant and food activist from Toronto. She is regarded as one of Canada’s leading chefs. Chef Lora has an impressive culinary resume, having worked as a chef internationally for over twenty years. Lora began her culinary career at the legendary Connaught Hotel in London, England working with Gordon Ramsay and Angela Hartnett and at the Soho House in New York City and the Four Seasons Hotels in Toronto and Whistler. A local food champion and advocate, Lora was the chef and co-owner of the extraordinarily successful Toronto restaurant Ruby Watchco for over a decade. The restaurant is credited with revolutionizing Canadian cuisine by showcasing organic, locally grown ingredients and for highlighting her creativity and drive. Passionate about healthy sustainable food for children and teaching children to cook, Lora is a founding member of Little Chefs in the Garden, an organization working to create garden projects for children to participate in planting, harvesting and preparing fresh food as part of their school day and class curriculum.