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Your family has a hankering--a yen for chicken tikka masala or queso fundido, for shrimp pad thai or a Philly cheesesteak--and they want it bad. So you decide to eat out at a local ethnic or roadside restaurant, or do take-out. It's expedient, but is the food really that good? Really really good? Because Lucinda Scala Quinn's versions of all those dishes families crave will knock your socks off and prove beyond a doubt that the foods you love can be made better, faster, tastier, cheaper, and more healthfully at home.
Lucinda Scala Quinn is all about smart strategies that simplify and make for great taste, so why outsource feeding our families when it takes less time, money, and effort to cook these favorite comfort foods ourselves? And why miss out on the untold gifts of sitting at home with your family around the dining room table? So next time there's a request for pulled pork or deep-dish pizza or chicken fettuccine Alfredo, or cold soba noodles or fried rice, forget about soggy takeout and overpriced restaurants--just crack open this book and you'll find simple recipes for all those dishes your family wants to eat, right now.
About the Author
Lucinda Scala Quinn is the founder of Mad Hungry, the headquarters for home cooks looking for proven recipes, strategies, and inspiration. She is the author of four cookbooks, including Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys, Mad Hungry Cravings, and Mad Hungry Family, and appears regularly on both morning television and QVC with her top-selling Mad Hungry kitchenware line. Scala Quinn is the former senior vice president and executive editorial director of food and entertaining at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and the host of her own television show, Mad Hungry: Bringing Back the Family Meal, and she cohosted Everyday Food on PBS for six years. She lives and cooks with her husband and three sons in New York City. Find her on Instagram @madhungry.
“A family dinner home run.”
—Better Homes & Gardens
“Teach[es] home cooks how to prepare better versions of fast food indulgences.”
“A thoughtful, well-crafted book.”
“With Lucinda at your side, you can cook what you crave at home; it will be tastier, healthier and much less expensive.”
“A remarkable collection. . . . Mouth-watering recipes . . . [are] clearly written and easy to follow.”
“The latest work from the guru of real family meals.”
—The Denver Post
“Will appeal to readers looking for indulgent home-cooked recipes to satisfy fast-food cravings.”
“Score a family dinner home run with crowd-pleasing recipes from Lucinda Scala Quinn. Packed with everything from diner and burger joint favorites to takeout-style meals you can whip up at home, this book makes summer cooking fun.” --Better Homes & Gardens