This book is my love letter to the home cook. I so admire the hard work it takes to prepare meals at home, and I hope this book lives on your kitchen counter as we prepare many meals together! Enjoy – Amanda

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Amanda Freitag graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has been a highly successful chef in New York City for more than 20 years, working in popular restaurants such as Cesca, Gusto and The Harrison. She appears on Food Network as a Chopped judge, a co-host of American Diner Revival and has battled Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America. Her first cookbook, The Chef Next Door: A Pro Chef’s Recipes for Fun, Fearless Home Cooking, was released in September 2015. Read more here.


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