CONSIDER A SLOWER, MORE MINDFUL APPROACH TO COOKING and eating together. A way to disconnect from the outside world’s distractions and truly connect to each other and yourself. A moment to take the time to enjoy and elevate the experience of every day cooking. For Philip and Mystique (the co-creators and couple behind the blog Chef Sous Chef), this approach in the kitchen is a way of life. Mystique is the “sous” to Philip’s “chef,” and through her elegant, authentic touches, his delicious dishes come to life. In their debut cookbook, they share their simple, stunning recipes, and the stories and memories behind them.
Eat with Us’s recipes are inspired by Philip and Mystique’s family favorites growing up and the multicultural city they live in. The chapters are organized by occasion to reflect the way we truly eat today: Simple (weekday meals), Comfort (food for the soul), Lavish (special occasions), Al Fresco (dining outdoors), and Feasts (larger parties). From breakfast (Baked Eggs in Tomatillo Sauce with Bacon) to dinner (Channa Curry with Coconut Milk), and salads (Fig Panzanella with Ricotta and Basil) to sweets (Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies), these recipes celebrate and elevate home cooking.
In Eat with Us, Philip and Mystique invite you to read, cook, eat, savor, connect and unwind.
PHILIP LAGO first developed his passion for cooking after spending a summer in Europe, and continues to hone his culinary skills by attending courses at George Brown College in Toronto.
He is the co-founder of Chef Sous Chef with his wife, Mystique, and is the recipe developer and website manager for the blog.