Jamie Deen‘s first solo cookbook reflects his life as a husband, father and a cook, and speaks to his personal style in home-cooked family meals that everyone will enjoy. He puts his personal and professional skills to the test to create great family dishes that are fresh, seasonal, healthy, and appeal to adults and kids alike. The book, entitled “Jamie Deen’s Good Food: Cooking Up a Storm with Delicious, Family-Friendly Recipes,” surged to number 1654 in Amazon sales rankings of over six million books in just the first few weeks since becoming available for pre-order.
Broken down into simple chapters like From the Ground Up, Soup Kitchen, By Sea, Hand Holdin’, and The Big Payoff, the book is packed with 125 tried and true Deen recipes with prep and cooking times, great tips, inspiring ideas for leftovers, and mouth-watering photography. Jamie’s includes a glimpse into life with his family in Savannah and the surrounding low country, including photos of mama Paula, brother Bobby, Uncle Bubba, his wife Brooke, and their two boys, Jack and Matthew. “I really believe that the recipes in my book, Jamie Deen’s Good Food, will bring as much satisfaction and happiness to your home as they’ve brought to ours,” Jamie said.
Jamie’s son, Jack was born with a spatula in his hand, and if a passion for cooking is genetic, Jack is in no shortage of cooking genes. An exciting feature of Jamie’s book, a special section in the back called Rooster’s Café featuring a handful of 6-year-old son Jack’s kid-friendly recipes. “I hope [it] will have the same positive impact on young cooks as the first cookbook Mama gave me,” Jamie says.
Rounding out the book’s fresh, contemporary design are personal family stories and sidebars with hints about how to get your whole family enthusiastic about cooking—and eating well. From a Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons to a Homemade Black Bean Burger with Pico de Gallo, Crispy Parmesan Chicken Cutlets with Arugula and Avocado to Grilled Salmon on White Wine Soaked Cedar Planks, Jack’s Favorite Toffee Blondies to The Deen Family Eggnog, Collard Greens with Drop Corn Dumplings and Pack It Up! Bag Lady Salads, these memorable touches guarantee that this cookbook quickly becomes dog-eared from regular use.
Jamie Deen’s Good Food: Cooking Up a Storm with Delicious, Family-Friendly Recipes is available for discounted pre-orders (28% off) now on Amazon, and will begin shipping on October 1, 2013.