Share: Delicious and Surprising Recipes to Pass Around Your Table


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Grand Central Life & Style
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8.5 X 10.1 X 1.1 inches | 2.73 pounds

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About the Author

Chris Santos introduced the world to his unique brand of communal dining in 2005 with his debut restaurant, the Stanton Social. In 2010 he opened Beauty & Essex on the Lower East Side, which was named Open Table's Hottest Restaurant in America in both 2012 and 2013, and in 2016 he opened the 22,000 square foot, Vandal. He has been a judge on Chopped since its debut and has appeared as a guest chef on NBC's Today Show, , CBS's Early Show, and the Rachel Ray Show. Santos has served as a repeat guest chef at the White House and Camp David, and has been a brand ambassador for Jagermeister and Morningstar Farms.


Santos, known for his communal approach to dining (evidenced by his N.Y.C. eateries, Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex, and Vandal), extends his philosophy to a broader readership, in this outstanding collection guaranteed to appeal to all palates and skill levels. Whether readers are aiming high (chicken liver focaccia with braised shallot-rioja marmalade) or low (crab corn dogs with Old Bay aioli), Santos has them covered in this inventive collection. The book is thoughtfully curated and hits all the right foodie notes (red velvet waffles with cream cheese sauce; sliders made up of three types of beef and bacon, topped with a riff on Russian dressing and cola-braised onions) without alienating newcomers or novices. Instructions are clear and to the point; the emphasis is on flavor rather than culinary showmanship and arcane ingredients. Santos is a master craftsman and has assembled one of the most solid compilations of approachable, inventive fare in recent memory. His work deserves space on any respecting foodie's bookshelf. (Feb.)--Publishers Weekly