I'm so excited for my friend Gail Simmons. Her new cookbook, Bringing It Home, was just released and I'm in love with it. The book is full of amazing recipes that are written for great home cooking. Gail has written the book in a way that helps you make beautiful, simple meals that are sure to impress. I'm sure that it will become a staple of your kitchen.
It was a no-brainer when Gail asked if she could use some work for the book. That beautiful image of our Chelsea Plate ended up in the book with a recipe Scallop & Peas with Mint Gremolata. It should definitely become part of your weeknight arsenal. The recipe is one of many you'll love in the book, but it's also available on Medium. Check it out...then order the book. I promise that you'll be glad you did.
And...if you're in Austin and going to the Texas Book Festival, make sure that you check out her talk and demo at 2:45 on Sunday 11/5 at the Central Market Cooking Tent!
"Scallops have become a go-to ingredient on Top Chef over the years, to the point where both judges and fans have often criticized “cheftestants” for using them as somewhat of a crutch. It’s easy to understand why the tasty mollusks are so often chosen, especially in the heat of the moment: Sweet, buttery, and luxe, yet not terribly expensive, they can be prepared in a variety of delicious ways, and — most of all — are incredibly quick to cook. Though they are great any time of year, I love this fresh, springtime preparation, which balances a trio of vibrant green vegetables with a simple gremolata made with lots of fresh mint."
From Bringing It Home by Gail Simmons. Published by Grand Central Life & Style. Copyright © 2017 Gail Simmons.