The Read Before Eating 2013 Holiday Recipe Collection
12 Holiday Favorites
The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it some wonderful opportunities to gather together with friends and family and enjoy a delicious, home-cooked meal. This year, we at Atria Books have created a free recipe sampler guaranteed to lower your stress and heighten your enjoyment when it’s your turn to cook!
Featuring recipes from:
Bake It, Don’t Fake It! by Heather Bertinetti
Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions by Carrie Morey
The Can’t Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld
Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss by Buddy Valastro
Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen by Kay Robertson
Week in a Day by Rachael Ray
These hand-picked palate pleasers will help you whip up just the right bite for almost any occasion—from a quiet meal with your family while you’re busy wrapping last-minute gifts, to a raucous New Year’s Eve party with hundreds of your closest friends. Even after the celebrations are done, you will likely find that these irresistible dishes created by some of our favorite star chefs will make frequent appearances on your table throughout the year.
Heather Bertinetti is the talented young pastry chef working her way through some of Manhattan’s most acclaimed restaurants. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America with a degree in baking and pastry arts, Heather joined Gramercy Tavern and, just two years later, Per Se. She then went on to open and receive rave reviews at Alto, Convivio, Marea, and Osteria Morini. Heather has been lauded by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and was named in Zagat's 2011 "30 under 30: New York's Hottest Up-and-Comers."
Carrie Morey, daughter of Callie White, founded Callie’s Charleston Biscuits in 2005 with the goal of making her mother’s delicious biscuits accessible across the country. Touted by the Today show, Saveur, Food & Wine, Southern Living, The New York Times, and Oprah, her biscuits and pimento cheese collection are sold at high-end retail stores all over the country. Chosen as one of Martha Stewart’s “Dreamers into Doers” in 2008, Carrie has been a guest lecturer on entrepreneurship at the College of Charleston School of Business for more than five years.
Rachael Ray is a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty cookbooks. She is the host of the Food Networks 30 Minute Meals and Rachael Rays Kids Cook-Off, as well as the Cooking Channels and the Food Networks Week in a Day. She is also the star of the syndicated talk show Rachael Ray; founder and editorial director of her own lifestyle magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray; and founder of the Yum-o! organization.
Kay Robertson is the revered matriarch of the Robertson family and star of A&E®’s Duck Dynasty®. For almost five decades, she’s been keeping Phil and her boys from spending too much time in the woods by bringing them back to civilization with a home cooked meal. Kay believes her cooking talents are a gift she must share, so she often ends up feeding all of the family and most of the neighborhood.
Jessica Seinfeld is the author of two New York Times bestselling cookbooks and the President and Founder of Baby Buggy, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing clothing and equipment to New York’s families. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children.
Buddy Valastro is the star of the hit TLC series Cake Boss and Next Great Baker and author of the New York Times bestsellers Cake Boss and Baking with the Cake Boss, as well as Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss. He is owner of Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken and the Cake Boss factory in Jersey City, which supplies stores around the country. Buddy lives with his wife and four children in New Jersey.