The Good Stuff Cookbook: Burgers, fries, shakes, wedges, and more

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Wiley, Sep 24, 2010 - Cooking - 256 pages
9 Reviews
"In this solar system of culinary stars, there is a newborn one that shines very bright. Chef Spike Mendelsohn has a pulse on the American heartbeat for delicious, soul-satisfying comfort foods from his crowd-pleasing restaurant on Capitol Hill that has pleased Presidents and celebs. Enjoy the Good Stuff recipes and see why folks are coming back for more."
Chef Art Smith, TLC's Comfort Food

"With The Good Stuff Cookbook, Spike Mendelsohn applies his limitless imagination to classic American comfort food."
Tom Colicchio, chef/owner of Craft restaurants and Colicchio & Sons

"I am a self-proclaimed queen of burgers, and it looks like Spike is on his way to becoming the king. I am obsessed with all things between the bun and have really enjoyed eating my way through the Good Stuff. Spike knows how to bring the fun to bun."
Rachael Ray

One of the most popular contestants ever on the hit television show Top Chef, Chef Spike Mendelsohn is one of the hottest celebrity chefs on the scene. His new restaurant in Washington, D.C., Good Stuff Eatery, has been a resounding success and even claims First Lady Michelle Obama as a fan. In The Good Stuff Cookbook, he serves up fast, fun, and fresh recipes for classic fare like burgers, sides, shakes, and desserts, as well as menu suggestions for all types of events, from big parties to casual family dinners.

You'll find old favorites with a twist: unique and tasty sauces and mayonnaises like Good Stuff Sauce and Curry Mayonnaise; fan-favorite sides like Baked Sweet Potato Fries and Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus; the famous Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake, malts, and floats; and, of course, Chef Spike's crowd-pleasing burgers made with beef, turkey, chicken, pork, and even lamb.

  • The book features 120 fresh and delicious recipes and 140 full-color photos
  • Mendelsohn is one of the hottest up-and-coming chefs on the food scene with two new restaurants, a new web-based show on Food2.com called "By The Book, Off The Hook," and a number of other projects in the works
  • This is the perfect all-American cookbook for anyone who loves great casual comfort food like burgers, fries, and shakes, but wants to shake things up with a gourmet touch

Just in time for Independence Day barbecues and summertime cookouts, The Good Stuff Cookbook offers a fresh and inventive take on classic American food.

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Review: The Good Stuff Cookbook

User Review  - Ginnie Grant - Goodreads

Very different spin on Burgers and fries and shakes! The recipes are awesome, the pictures beautiful and the personality that makes spike unique and millions fell for on top chef shines through on every page. Read full review

Review: The Good Stuff Cookbook

User Review  - Dorena - Goodreads

I was at the library and wanted some new recipes and this book caught my eye. Maybe I was hungry for greasy, mouth-watering fast food? There are a lot of tips and great recipes in this book. I can't wait to fix Big B's Baked Beans. Mmm-mmm. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Spike Mendelsohn was a fan favorite on the fourth season of Top Chef and opened Good StuffEatery in Washington, D.C., in 2008. He is a former chef at Mai House, which was named one of New York City's ten best restaurants by the New York Times. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, he has also worked at such highly rated restaurants as Bouchon in Napa Valley, Les Crayeres in France, and Le Cirque in New York City.

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