On the wildly popular show Iron Chef America, Cat Cora uses her instincts to transform random ingredients into exciting creations on a moment's notice. In this book, she turns her eye to some of our most popular dishes to make them faster, fresher, and lighter. These are the swift meals that Cat relies on when she comes home from work to cook for her own family: Greek-Style Nachos, Grilled Chili-Lime Flank Steak Soft Tacos, Crispy Baked Fish Stix with Mustard Dipping Sauce, Quick Chicken Curry with Peas, and Sour-Cherry-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes.
Recipe Excerpts from Cat Cora's Classics with a Twist
Fettucine with Scallops, Red Pepper, and Lime
Sour Cherry-filled Cupcakes
Black & Tans
Cora, known best as the sweet and savvy female Iron Chef (Food Network), has jumped on the "fresh and fast" bandwagon with an impressive collection of popular favorites, tweaked and stylized for the modern, health-conscious cook. Easily identifiable recipes like Chili and Minestrone are infused with Cora's signature zesty flair (think grated ginger, pesto and sweet paprika), and she certainly proves she's got a lot to offer. Avoiding the pitfalls of the quick and easy genre, Cora serves up original combinations like Curried Orange Lentil Soup, Grilled Avocado Cobb Salad, and Lemongrass Coq Au Vin. Disappointingly, she ambles from one region to another with little coherence, following Italian Bucatini Amatriciana with Chicken Curry, which leaves the reader wondering where they're headed. A bit more direction would help readers navigate the Twists of her Classics. However, readers will easily identify with Cora's laid back, family-style approach to cooking, and find effective and valuable tips throughout. Over 70 full-color photos add style and remind the reader that casual trumps extravagant in Cora's kitchen. Her book will appeal to the home cook who wants to break from the monotony of the weeknight meal. Photos.
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Perhaps it's just me, but I found the cookbook terrible boring. I doubt that I will ever use it.Published 6 months ago by Suzanne Anderson
The cookbook itself looks wonderful. Buyer beware, however, when purchasing this book "Sold by Amazon." The book was advertised as "new. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ciao
Nice book have cook two things from it. It offers new and exciting twists on some classics. Would give it as a giftPublished 18 months ago by Kevin Sperry
Yummy cookbook. Not the healthiest of foods. I think she normally uses a bit too much oil, but you can certainly adjust to your health standards.Published 21 months ago by Alex K
This is also a great cook book to have. I see fun and easy recipes to make. I will be cooking from this cook book a lot.Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love trying new recipes, but nothing really struck a cord for me in this cookbook. I didn't dislike it, it was okay.Published on January 8, 2013 by RGM Amazon Customer