Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Publication Date: November 2010
Once a year, the world’s finest chefs converge on Miami’s South Beach for a long weekend of sand, sun, music, and truly extraordinary cuisine. In celebration of the festival’s tenth year, the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival Cookbook: Recipes and Behind-the-Scenes Stories from America’s Hottest Chefs brings the glamour and the flavors of the festival to the home kitchen. Festival founder and director Lee Brian Schrager takes readers on an all-access tour of this event, with interviews and insider stories. The tastes and smells of SoBe come alive in 100 tantalizing recipes for Drinks, Starters and Small Plates, Barbecue, Burgers, Comfort and Casual Food, Main Courses, and Desserts, including Rachael Ray’s Cubano Burger with Mango Black Bean Salsa, Martha Stewart’s Lobster Roll, Guy Fieri’s All-Star Sausage Steak Sandwich with Guid’s Pickled Hot Veggies, Alice Waters’s Grapefruit and Avocado Salad, Jamie Oliver’s Roasted Carrots and Beets with the Juiciest Pork Chops, Paula Deen’s Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake, Tom Colicchio’s Caramelized Tomato Tarts, Rick Bayless’s Brava Steak with Lazy Salsa, Spike Mendelsohn’s Toasted Marshmallow Shake, and Nigella Lawson’s Caramel Croissant Pudding.
Have you — like me — been wanting to attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SoBeFest)? Or maybe you’ve attended before but are missing it this year (http://www.sobefest.com/). Or maybe you simply want to peruse one of the best collections of celebrity chefs’ recipes. If any of the above conditions apply to you, check out Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival Cookbook. Not only is it packed with recipes culled from 10 years’ worth of celebrity chef appearances at the festival, but the recipes were tested and (stunningly) photographed specifically for the book. Sidebars add wine suggestions: the best wines for barbecue, the best wines for burgers, wine pairings for dessert (who needs coffee?). Schrager introduces each chapter with personal views and memories, and he fills the book with photos and vignettes from past years of the festival. You’ll feel as though you were there; and whether or not you really were there, you’ll definitely want to cook the food and drink the wine.
Are you ready to try a recipe from this year’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival Cookbook? We recommend the coffee and cocoa encrusted pork tenderloin