Cooking for good times

NOW AVAILABLE! One Off’s Executive Chef, Paul Kahan, made his mark on Chicago through his ingredient-driven cooking techniques, but if you ask him, his favorite place to cook is right at home in the kitchen, surrounded by friends and family, talking, laughing and having a great time. Cooking for Good Times (co-authored by avec’s Chef de Cuisine Perry Hendrix and Rachel Holtzman), shares Kahan's best kept secrets for approachable cooking for friends and family, using basic techniques to whip up all elements of a meal.

In every chapter, readers will find six to eight customizations for a core recipe, with ways to make dishes seem new for every meal, along with simple recommendations for wine and beer pairings. With recipes ranging from Roasted Chicken with Smashed Potatoes and Green Sauce to Farro with Roasted Cauliflower and Oranges and Steak with Radicchio and Honey-Roasted Squash, plus more than 125 mouth-watering photographs, Kahan's playbook is guaranteed to make hosting more relaxing, fun, and delicious.

Release date: October 15, 2019

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upcoming events

10.21 - blue star demo at abt electronics, glenview, il

10.27 - cook the book dinner at avec, chicago, il


11.6 - demo & conversation at read it & eat, chicago, il


11.7 - cooking demo at cooks of crocus hill, minneapolis, il


11.16 - demo & dinner at chopping block, chicago, il


11.17 - book & supper club at granor farms, three oaks, mi


12.5 - q&a at the book stall, winnetka, il  

12.11 - dinner at pasteria, nashville, tn

12.17 - dinner & conversation at soho house, chicago, il

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