The Gourmet Dad

The Gourmet Dad

Easy and Delicious Meals the Whole Family Will Love

Book - 2015
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Making dinner for the family means catering to various tastes and preferences--not an easy task. After getting the kids dressed and off to school, going to work, running errands, making sure everyone gets to their soccer game/playdate/piano practice on time, the last thing you need is to make five different meals at dinnertime because one child only eats mac and cheese, the other only likes chicken nuggets, and the little one only butter noodles.

As the father of five, Dean McDermott is an expert at knowing what kids do and do not like to eat. And as a professionally trained chef, there is not a grown-up dish out there that he can't make kid-friendly. Now Dean's sharing all his secrets.

THE GOURMET DAD contains 100 easy-to-make and delicious recipes: a gourmet meal for the grown-ups and--with a few omissions, adjustments, tips, and tricks--one for the kids, too. You will finally be able to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family.

Along the way you'll learn not to be afraid of your kitchen, how to be creative with food, and you'll expose your kids to new flavors and develop their palates beyond the norm. Dean's recipes welcome flavorful and nutritious ingredients that kids will actually like so that you can getout of the chicken nuggets and butter noodles rut forever!
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario :, Harlequin Enterprises,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780373892891
Branch Call Number: 641.5 McDe
Characteristics: xiv, 208 pages : colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Tse, James


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Aug 25, 2015

Dean McDermott, actor, professionally trained chef, and father of five, shares his family-friendly recipes. Each recipe includes a kid-friendly version which leaves out the less bland ingredients and/or spices. He shares his upbringing which drove him to cooking in Canada. Doreen, his mom, raised 4 kids on a fixed income which made for some creative and not-quite-tasty meals. He shares her best recipe, butter tarts, which is the Canadian equivalent of apple pie. Dean and I also share an intense dislike of liver and onions, a meal which showed up regularly on both our family tables while growing up.

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