Through their Food Network reality show and this, their first print effort, the Two Dudes hope to prove the buddy system to be a winning formula. Owners of Caramelized Productions, a Hollywood catering company, the authors present 100 offerings inspired by their early days of minimal money, ingredients and cookware. The guys manage to concoct a fun, fresh collection. The chapters are based upon the recipes' cooking vessels rather than their ingredients. There's The Big Bowl, Nonstick Skillet, Frying Pan, Dutch Oven, Roasting Pan and Baking Dish. Seafood is their specialty, with dishes such as Sea Bass, Clams, Bacon and Leeks in White Wine, and a Crispy Dill Snapper, which breaks the book's single-pan rule by utilizing an empty skillet to weigh down the fillets while they cook to keep them from curling. Four types of burgers hit the skillet including one made with lamb and feta cheese and another with pork and a Fennel-Apple Slaw. The Dutch oven is the source of comfort food like Clam Chowder and Buttermilk-Sage Fried Chicken, while the baking dish runs away with the spoon in desserts such as Chocolate-Hazelnut Bread Pudding and Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp. (Aug.)
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The stars of Food Network’s Two Dudes Catering, JON SHOOK and VINNY DOTOLO are culinary graduates of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. After working together at several top restaurants in Florida, the two embarked on a culinary journey across America that ultimately brought them to Los Angeles. Since establishing their catering company they have cooked for a who’s who of Hollywood luminaries. Their restaurant, Animal, opened in Los Angeles in 2008.
Not really what I was expecting reading the synopsis and reviews. I thought it was more of a guy's guide to cooking..... not so much. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Donna Justice
Bought it for my husband who doesn't really like to cook...thought the "one pan" part would be helpful for clean up. Read morePublished 6 months ago by kimba300
This is a lovely book with a lot of user-friendly recipes. Some of them call for fairly expensive ingredients, but for a special occasion they are exciting options.Published 7 months ago by CD Duffy
I am rating this 4 stars for the Roasted Garlic Ranch alone. Many easy recipes that are laid out for easy replication. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chad C Harrison
ordered this book for our sons birthday. It arrived as a "second". Half of the cover had a milky white coloring over it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by L. Green