The name may be a cheap take on the gross trailer for that even more reprehensible movie, but there’s nothing disgusting about Two Dudes, One Pan. Instead, it’s the title of a cookbook from Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, which details minimalist recipes using just one equipment at a time and a whole host of creative passion.
If you’re not familiar with them, they’re the stars of the Food Network’s 2 Dudes Catering program, a reality show chronicling the duo’s foray into the world of big time Hollywood catering. Designed for the kitchen-challenged gender, the book lists the steps to 100 tasty meals, all inspired from the pair’s early days working with limited money, ingredients and cookware.
Each chapter in Two Dudes, One Pan is named after the cooking vessel used to prepare the dish, such as Frying Pan, Big Bowl and Baking Dish. Recipes range from four types of burgers to comfort foods (e.g. Clam Chowder) to desserts (e.g. Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp) to numerous seafood specialties. The surprising array of dishes feature deep and rich flavors, all using ingredients you can easily pick up from the neighborhood grocery.
The book spans 240 pages, with full-color photographs and tons of helpful tips, including cooking shortcuts and alternative ingredients. Amazon has the book for under $17.
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