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120 Essential Recipes to Feed the Whole Crew

Author of the beloved Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys, Lucinda Scala Quinn is the country’s foremost evangelist for family meals every day of the week. And she knows that the only way to make them a reality is by building a repertoire of dishes that are quick and easy to prepare, and guaranteed to please. In Mad Hungry Family, Scala Quinn has collected all the no-fuss, big-flavor recipes that send her family stampeding to the kitchen table—from flat roast chicken to second-day spaghetti pancakes—and peppered them with tips, tricks, and solutions learned over a lifetime of cooking both professionally and for her family of five. Here are survival strategies for nothing-in-the-fridge crises, feeding unexpected guests, getting Thanksgiving dinner on the table before your family revolts, and more. Also included are primers on the ingredients and techniques you need—and permission to ignore those you don’t. With soulful, satisfying recipes and real talk about what it takes to make family meals a reality, Mad Hungry Family is the “you-can-do-this” handbook every home cook needs.

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, most recently Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys and Mad Hungry Cravings, and appears regularly on both morning television and QVC with her top-selling Mad Hungry kitchenware line. Lucinda 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.

REVIEW QUOTES

“What would you give for the question ‘what’s for dinner?’ to no longer fill you with dread? Lucinda Scala Quinn has the best answers. . . . This is true comfort food, made—by unstressed you—with love.”
—Redbook

“Chock-full of ‘lifesaver lessons’ and quick recipes for family meals. . . . [Lucinda Scala Quinn has a] resourceful approach of turning pantry staples into delicious dishes.”
—Martha Stewart Living

“Practical, economical, and (above all) approachable. . . . Quinn’s Mad Hungry books are fantastic for novice cooks who like simple, everyday recipes without heavy-handed diet and lifestyle advice.”
—Library Journal

"Lucinda has done it again—loads of tasty recipes to inspire families to sit down together and enjoy a good meal."
—Jamie Oliver

Hardcover - Number of pages: 272
Publication date: September 27, 2016

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