Bobby Deen is the son of famous Food Network host and bestselling cookbook author Paula Deen. Bobby, along with his brother Jamie, got his start in the food business back in 1989 when their mom hired them to deliver sandwiches. The three Deens joined forces to open a restaurant in Savannah, The Lady and Sons. Bobby is the host of the Cooking Channels and Food Networks Not My Mamas Meals and a frequent guest on a variety of Food Network shows.
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Melissa Clark has spent her entire professional life associated with food. Her work appears in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, and Real Simple. She has also collaborated on more than twenty cookbooks, one of which received both a James Beard Award and the Julia Child Cookbook Award in 2000. Her latest cookbook is Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Cant Wait to Make.
From beloved food personality Bobby Deen, son of Paula Deen, comes an irresistible new cookbook featuring 120 recipes of Southern comfort-food classicsall under 350 calories and jam-packed with flavor.
Raised on his mothers fried chicken and hoecakes, Bobby Deen ultimately found himself, as a young man, twenty-five pounds overweight. Unwilling to sacrifice any of his favorite foods, Bobby started tweaking the recipes he grew up on, replacing sour cream with nonfat yogurt, using lower-calorie versions of mayonnaise, cream cheese, and other high-calorie items. Even Paula herself sometimes couldnt tell the difference between the lo-cal versions and her originalssince the flavor remained top-notch.
Here youll find a soup-to-nuts collection of many of the great dishes and flavors youve come to enjoy and expect from the Deens, but with a lot fewer calories. Every recipe has been reviewed and approved by a certified nutritionist. Yes, you can have your Gooey Less Butter Cake and eat it too . . . along with such selections as Its a Party Guacamole Easy Ginger-Glazed Spare Ribs Yes You Can Mac and Cheese Cheeseburger Casserole Old-Fashioned Meatloaf Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Bittersweet Chocolate Cheesecake Strawberry Streusel Cake
In addition to all these mouthwatering recipes and 65 full-color photos, you will find before/after fat and calorie counts (so you know just how many calories youre saving)plus a weeks worth of 1,500 calorie/day menus, celebration menus, healthy prep tips, weight-loss shortcuts, ideas for stocking a healthy pantry/fridge, and a section on easy high-fat/low-fat ingredient swaps.Praise for From Mamas Table to Mine
Deen wants folks to enjoy healthy favorites without sacrificing flavors or family memories, and this cookbook is sure to make a mamma proud.Publishers Weekly
Its so great that Bobby has refashioned some all-time-favorite Southern dishes in a healthier style. He continues to work hard to keep America healthy and happy.Curtis Stone, chef, television host, and author
Bobby Deen has been our brother from another mother, and when you taste his dishes, you immediately recognize Paulas influence. His tasty food stresses eating healthier without sacrificing the delicious Southern flavors and traditions he grew up with! Way to go Bobby!Pat and Gina Neely, hosts of Down Home with the Neelys
Even Paula, whos been eating healthier herself these days, cant tell the difference. Are you sure you remembered to take out the fat? she asked when she first tasted the food. He didwe swear.Food Network Magazine
Bobby Deen nails it with these favorite Southern recipes. What theyve lost in calories, theyve gained in flavor. Perfect for everything from a quick weeknight meal to an elaborate Saturday night celebration.Rocco DiSpirito, chef and author
For the health-conscious eater who craves comfort food . . . Bobbys recipes strike a balance between familiar flavors and a newer, healthier approach to cooking.Shelf Awareness (starred review)