Let's get cooking! Are you looking for a culinary activity for the whole family? Stuffed is the cookbook book to reach for.
When we talk about a favorite food, chances are it’s a dish that stuffs one food inside of another. Think ravioli, pierogi, dumplings, enchiladas, samosas, crepes, blintzes – and many more. They have come into our culinary traditions from all over the world and made themselves at home.
What is it about little balls of dough stuffed with all kinds of fillings that we love so much? Author and stuffed-food aficionado Chris Fennimore thinks he knows. It’s about the contrast of textures – the flaky and creamy in a single bite, or the rich with the mild. And the flavor pairings that transcend each individual element to create a unique magic.
Stuffed is a richly illustrated celebration of the amazing diversity and appeal of this simple universal concept, from humble to elegant. Inside, you’ll find recipes for traditional stuffed doughs, but also stuffed vegetables, bread, pastries, seafood, meats, and sweets. Everything from arepas to zeppoli. The recipes and accompanying stories pay homage to generations of home cooks – many that speak of childhoods spent in the warmth of family kitchens where food meant love.
For the past 25 years, Emmy and James Beard Award winner Chris Fennimore has been the producer and host of a series of cooking programs on public television (QED Cooks in Pittsburgh and America's Home Cooking when episodes broadcast around the U.S.).
These beloved shows invite viewers to send in their family treasures and share their kitchen wisdom.
For his new book, Stuffed, Chris includes some of the best "stuffed" recipes from those home cooks, and the rest of the recipes are his, collected over the years from family and friends that he has adapted and made his own.
These recipes are predominantly ethnic comfort foods with long and well-loved traditions. His previous cookbook was Simple Pleasures (St. Lynn's Press, 2017).