In the Kitchen with Cleveland's Favorite Chefs
is a celebration of some of Cleveland's most interesting chef personalities. Maria Isabella has captured a variety of flavorful, inspiring dishes that we mere mortals can now finally replicate in our own kitchens.
Carla Snyder -- coauthor of the James Beard-nominated The Big Book of Appetizers
Cleveland has become a food town with great restaurants and farmers' markets. Maria Isabella offers us the opportunity to learn secrets from Cleveland's many talented chefs.
Parker Bosley -- chef and noted local-food advocate
"These are the premier chefs working in Cleveland today, the ones who have made names for themselves and who have a food sense that stems from integrity. Maria Isabella shows home cooks that they can, with a short list of ingredients and a quick timeline, execute a good food experience on a par with a professionally rendered product."--Charlene Kalo, Owner --The Culinaire
It's no surprise that going out and supporting any of our many wonderful local restaurants tops the list of favorite Cleveland activities. But for as much as we enjoy dining out, cooking at home as a family is just as enjoyable. As I was flipping through these pages, I noted several dishes that I can t wait to re-create! These recipes are from chefs we know and admire it s truly a fantastic collection that anyone would enjoy, Clevelander or not. What fun it will be to bring a little bit of our favorite chefs home into our kitchen!
Michelle Venorsky --blogger, Cleveland Foodie
Keeping it real in C-Town! Nice to see all my hometown pals (D Amico, Boccuzzi, Sawyer, and Symon) recipes in one place as well as some new chefs I need to check out!
Andrew Carmellini --Chef, author, and restaurateur
From the Author
I'm extremely proud -- and excited -- to showcase the best Cleveland has to offer the food world. This compilation of my city's extraordinary culinary talent is something I've wanted to write for many years...and am thrilled to see it finally come to fruition. I hope all readers, Clevelanders and otherwise, find it as interesting and helpful as I do. All the recipes and tips come straight from the pros themselves. It just doesn't get any better than that.