the appetizer:

Talk with Your Mouth Full, the new cookbook by Hearty Boys Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh, presents recipes from their popular TV cooking show, with recipes like Pearl Barley Tabbouleh; Salmon Wellington; and Leek and Cremini Ravioli with Red and Yellow Tomato Concassé.

Cookbook Profile

Talk with Your Mouth Full:
The Hearty Boys Cookbook

by Dan Smith, Steve McDonagh


The stars of Food Network's popular Party Line with the Hearty Boys bring their signature style of casual entertaining to their first book. These Hearty Boys don't solve literary mysteries, but they sure are great at demystifying party-throwing.

Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh are two guys who never attended culinary school yet built one of Chicago's most popular catering businesses. In Talk with Your Mouth Full: The Hearty Boys Cookbook, the couple's self-deprecating, natural approach to cooking, which has made them such a hit on the Food Network, comes through on every page. Packed with exciting but accessible recipes, clever how-to tips, and a gaggle of tales from the catering trenches, this is truly an entertaining entertainment cookbook.

Featured recipes include hors d'oeuvres, starters, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, and libations. Nibble on Gorgonzola, Fig, and Pecan Cheese Terrine or pass Seared Ahi on Wonton Crisps. Or sit down to enjoy Balsamic Mushroom Chicken and Oven-roasted Root Veggies, and finish the meal with Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes. Talk with Your Mouth Full offers help on everything from chilling wine to decorating a buffet table, as well as complete menus and planning advice. It's the ultimate guide to enjoying food and company.

About the Authors

Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh, aka The Hearty Boys, have thrown parties for everyone from Hillary Clinton to Northwestern University. Their television series, Party Line with the Hearty Boys, began after they won The Next Food Network Star. They have appeared on CBS' The Early Show, and in Life, The New Yorker, the New York Times, and other publications. They live in Chicago, where they recently opened their first restaurant, HB: A Hearty Boys Spot.


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