Slow Cooker Pop-up Event with Addie Gundry at Lake Forest Book Store

Come to the store for our Pop-up event and taste samples from Addie Gundry's newly released Essential Slow Cooker and Retro Recipes

ESSENTIAL SLOW COOKER RECIPES: 103 FUSS-FREE SLOW COOKER MEALS EVERYONE WILL LOVE

St. Martin's Griffin  $20.00  Due January 9, 2018

RETRO RECIPES FROM THE '50s AND'60s: 103 VINTAGE APPETIZERS, DINNERS, AND DRINKS EVERYONE WILL LOVE

St. Martin's Griffin  $20.00  Due January 9, 2018

Sunday, February 4th at 1:00 PM at Lake Forest Book Store
 

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Register at 847-234-4420

 

A slow cooker is the ideal partner in crime when it comes to tackling dishes that can be too time- and work-intensive for every day, like French onion soup or chicken cordon bleu. And in Essential Slow Cooker Recipes: 103 Fuss-Free Slow Cooker Meals Everyone Will Love, we're going way beyond the expected soups and stews. Cutthroat Kitchen winner Addie Gundry offers up recipes for appetizers like BBQ Meatballs, breads like Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls, make-ahead breakfasts like Banana Pecan French Toast, and desserts like Pineapple Upside Down Cake, not to mention slow cooker twists on beloved recipes like Lasagna, Meatloaf, and Stuffed Peppers. Each recipe is paired with a finished-dish full-bleed color photo.

Gundry, a Food Network Cutthroat Kitchen winner and executive producer of RecipeLion, adds to her 103 Recipes series (Everyday Dinner Ideas, etc.) with Retro Recipes from the '50s and '60s: 103 Vintage Appetizers, Dinners, and Drinks Everyone Will Love. This collection of popular recipes from the 1950s and '60s contains what you might expect to find in a cookbook from the time or written on weathered index cards in grandma's recipe box. Recipes include easy beef stroganoff and a turkey tetrazzini. A book about this era couldn't overlook cocktail-party fare, and Gundry includes several options, among them a party cheese ball, crab puffs, and cream-cheese-stuffed celery. The featured desserts could only come from midcentury America, and include a creamsicle Jell-O mold, magic tomato soup cupcakes, and Harvey Wallbanger cake. There are also recipes for sweets still popular today, such as crispy rice treats, grasshopper pie, and classic peanut-butter cookies. The recipes are not always diligently researched: for example, beef Wellington rose to popularity in the 1960s, not the 1950s, and most likely thanks to Julia Child and not President Nixon (although he was famous for serving beef Wellington at nearly every state dinner he held during his presidency). Nevertheless, Gundry has made it easy for theme-party planners to find the necessary recipes all in one place.

Addie Gundry received her masters in culinary arts at Auguste Escoffier in Avignon, France. She has worked for chefs including Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Martha Stewart on management, restaurant openings, brand development, editorial, marketing, and sales. In 2015, she won Cutthroat Kitchen on The Food Network. As the executive producer for RecipeLion, Addie creates culinary content for multiple web platforms and communities. She excels at making easy recipes elegant. Her previous cookbooks include Everyday Dinner Ideas and Essential Slow Cooker Recipes.

Event date: 
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event address: 
Lake Forest Book Store
662 N. Western Ave.
Lake Forest, IL 60045