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Fried Chicken and Champagne Hardcover – August 10, 2010
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Dupar built her reputation as a catering queen, and as co-owner of Redmond's Pomegranate Bistro draws from a wide range of recipes from her extended family (hello, Aunty Mamma's marmalade!), and her restaurant (that's chef Juan Nunez's guacamole). Whether you're drawn to Southern comforts like Savannah hot puffs, or Northwest favorites like cherry pop tarts (culled from Dupar's pal Sue McCown's pastry playbook), this gorgeous tome goes to the head of my buy-it list. --Nancy Leson, Food Writer, Seattle Times Newspaper, December 2, 2010
While I was the executive chef at Indian Summer Golf and Country Club (in Lacey) a couple years back, I did not think I would buy another darned cookbook, as I have over 200. The following one changed my mind. (It) is a great read, has fantastic new ideas, recipes and thoughts plus is by a local gal who made it, writes Todd Mueller of Graham. His favorites in the book: Ginger Molasses Sandwich Cookies, Rich Man s Gazpacho, Brussels Sprouts Petals Salad, Grilled Wild Salmon on Cilantro Coconut with Watermelon Salsa. --Debby Abe, The News Tribune, December 2, 2010
Lisa Dupar might be the best under-the-radar chef in the region. She's been catering upscale comfort food with a Southern accent for years and her Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond is weekend brunch central for Eastsiders, the fare tasty enough to coax folks from Seattle across one of those bridges. She's introduced diners in this part of the world to the down-home delights of shrimp and grits, pimento cheese and fried green tomatoes. Those sweet savories and much more are in Lisa's new cookbook, Fried Chicken and Champagne. That title just pops, doesn't it? --Leslie Kelly, Weekly Voracious Blog, November 16, 2010
From the Back Cover
"Lisa Dupar says she's a 'southern gal who can't resist a glass of Champagne with a plate of fried chicken.' I've been friends with this southern gal for close to twenty five years and wouldn't dream of trying to resist a plate of her cooking. Lisa knows just the kind of food you long for at the end of the day - a juicy roast chicken, a succulent pulled pork sandwich, a cumin crusted steak with black bean corn salsa, or just a great burger. Simple, soul satisfying food that's executed with care." -- Tom Douglas, Tom Douglas Restaurants
"With such favorites as Cocoa Nib Steak Rub and Commitment Cassoulet, Lisa Dupar's new book Fried Chicken & Champagne will transform the way you sit down to dinner." -- Kathy Casey, Kathy Casey Food Studios, Dish D'Lish
"Fried Chicken & Champagne is a great reflection of Lisa's ideas of life and food. The simplicity and quaintness of the recipes and the tales attached to them in the collectible book are an entertaining read. Cheers to ya'll!" -- Thierry Rautureau, The Chef in the Hat, Rover's, Luc
Top Customer Reviews
Other recipes I've tried are the albondigas soup (Mexican meatball), carne asada, and bourbon-braised short ribs. They were easy and turned out just like the restaurant version by following the straightforward instructions. I've yet to try the Savannah Puffs at home .. they are a reason I'll keep for going to Brunch on the weekends!
Having taken several cooking classes from Lisa over the years, I knew she'd take care to put out a quality cookbook in keeping with her very high standards for flavor but down to earth approach. The tone and style that is about enjoying food with friends and family. Highly approachable recipes, gorgeous photographs, and the stories of a Southern-raised cook.
I visit Dupar's Pomegranate Bistro regularly and love their brunch menu. They make a dish that, after I got over my hesitance and actually tried it, I can't bring myself to order anything else. In fact, I got one of the cookbooks when it first came out and made the recipe for Shrimp and Grits this last weekend and it turned out absolutely perfectly. The shrimp were tender and the shrimp & white wine garlic cream sauce that you pour over the grits and eggs turned out just like they serve it there at the Pom. There are so many recipes that I want to try that it could take me a couple of years to make just the ones that sound good.
Also, it's got one of those flexible hardcover bindings that allows it to remain completely open on the countertop which gives me ample opportunity to spill stuff all over it.
This book is different. I love how many different types of recipes are in here. Thus far I've made four of the recipes in here (shrimp and grits, carmalized onion rolls, pomegrante grilled pork chops and thai yellow curry seafood soup) and they've all been delicious. I have a feeling that this will become a book I turn too when I'm tired and lacking inspiration to create something new. I love it!
There are a ton of recipes from different regions, different styles and different cuisines. Yes, some of them are recipes that most home-cooks already have, but they all have a fun twist of some sort which I think makes it worth it. And those certainly aren't the bulk of the book, which is wonderful. Also, the pictures are beautiful!
So, definitely get this book! It's well worth it! (And now I need to find a way to get to Seattle so I can visit Pomegranate Bistro.)
I call this book my cooking bible. I go back to it all the time for new recipes, new ideas, and inspirations. I read it at night before I go to bed to see what sounds good to me.
Her recipes are easy to follow but be warned that there are a lot of ingredients that are not always found in a typical kitchen. I had to buy a lot of new ingredients but felt like it was worth it because the meals come out amazing. My ingredients knowledge is growing with each meal.
I make her seasoning salt and gave some away to friends. They all loved it. Now I use it in a lot of my recipes, which is always good when I want more than just salt and pepper.
The only downside to this book is that I wished there were more photos of the meals. Otherwise, you'll have to go to eat at her restaurant to figure out if a dish looks appetizing or not.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it! we were given a copy as a gift, and use it all the time! Keep coming back to the chicken noodle soup recipe!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Gave me some new ideas for southern cooking, I would recommend this book.Published 11 months ago by Vida Robinson
Don't buy this cook book if you don't want to make friends. I have been working my way through this cook book and bringing in dishes to work. Read morePublished on May 8, 2014 by jrob63
Have been to restaurant - is gift for person I went with! What else can I say? Good food and service.Published on December 4, 2013 by particular in WA
Love good cookbooks and I have an extremely large collection. This did not come close to meeting my expectations. Very disappointed in this cookbook.Published on July 30, 2013 by Paige Brookins
My family and I vacationed last week at Ms Dupar's rental house in Isle of Palms SC. We didn't realize it until we were going thru the many cookbooks in the beautiful kitchen and... Read morePublished on June 17, 2013 by Mary L Gerlach
This cookbook is fabulous and features a lot of recipes from her restaurant which I love! She includes great tips and makes every dish seem easy even if its complex. Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by JVD
i ordered this cookbook for my daughter for the holidays. she got married in charleston,s.c. so it was the perfect gift with great recipesPublished on January 18, 2013 by joane fox
The book cover says "A romp through the kitchen...." and that's basically what it is: Nothing serious here. Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by I Do The Speed Limit