For dads, by dads—the ultimate stress-free cookbook the whole family will thank you for buying.
“I love being a dad and I love cooking with my kids! Cory and Chris are here to help dads and families get fantastic meals on the table and become better cooks in the process.” MATTY MATHESON, author of Home Style Cookery
Ready for the tips and tricks that will turn the dad in your life into a hero in the kitchen?
Highly-acclaimed chef and restaurateur Cory Vitiello can cook in a professional kitchen with his eyes closed (please don’t try this yourself), but when he became a dad, he quickly had to adjust his culinary repertoire to cater to a much more demanding clientele: his young family.
In his first book, Cory has teamed up with fellow dad and celebrated food writer Chris Johns on a crowd-pleasing collection of recipes that will instill confidence in all home cooks and develop the next generation of adventurous eaters in your family. With Cory and Chris as your guides, you’ll find ideas for any time of day, and any day of the week, such as:
- Quick breakfasts to get everyone out the door on time, like Yogurt & Oatmeal Pancakes or a Zucchini Omelet with Gouda;
- Light, yet satisfying lunches like Cory’s famous Flock Soba Noodle Bowl or Hot-Smoked Trout with Summer Vegetables Salad;
- Go-to healthy weeknight dinners, like One-Pot Braised Turkey Meatballs or Little Pasta with Swiss Chard and Lentils
- Larger weekend projects, like Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Leek Pizza or Cinnamon Buttermilk Ice Cream;
- And, a whole chapter dedicated to every dad’s favorite appliance, the barbecue, so he can finally earn that “pitmaster” apron.
With recipes to catapult the cook firmly into superstardom, Dad in the Kitchen
is a must-have cookbook written by dads for
dads, but it’s also for anyone who might become a dad, or anyone with a dad. And, in the selfless eating-the-crusts tradition of dads everywhere, know that moms, daughters, sons, uncles, aunts, and everyone in between is encouraged to cook from its pages, too.
Dads, grab your tongs—let’s do this.
CORY VITIELLO is the chef/owner of FLOCK Rotisserie & Greens, the head of culinary development for Cactus Club Cafe, and the chef/owner of The Harbord Room. He is a graduate of the acclaimed Stratford Chefs School. He lives in Toronto with his partner, Martina Sorbara, and their son, Barlow. This is his first book. CHRIS JOHNS is one of Canada's most respected food critics and food writers. His writing has appeared in enRoute, The Globe and Mail, Wallpaper, Toronto Life, and many international publications. He is the author of A Taste of Prince Edward County and the co-author, with Anthony Rose, of The Last Schmaltz, and the co-author, with Derek Dammann, of True North. He lives in Spain with his partner, Jillian Dickens, and their kids, Harper and Bowie.
“I love being a dad and I love cooking with my kids! With Dad in the Kitchen, Cory and Chris help dads and families get fantastic meals on the table and become better cooks in the process.”
—MATTY MATHESON, AUTHOR OF HOME STYLE COOKERY
"As moms who have always believed that dads are the absolute best partner in creating healthy, delicious meals, this book makes all our family food dreams come true. Whether you’re already a culinary genius or a bumbling water boiler, this book is for every father who wants to be a part of one of the greatest lessons you can teach your children: to really enjoy food and be adventurous eaters. Vitiello and Johns make the kitchen as comfortable a place for fathers as the man cave or garage.”
—LAURA KEOGH AND CERI MARSH, AUTHORS OF THE SCHOOL YEAR SURVIVAL COOKBOOK
“As a dad myself, I truly appreciate Cory’s wholesome way of cooking for the family, and Chris’s stories that tie it all together. The recipes in Dad in the Kitchen are light, vibrant, and deliciously approachable. Make the Yogurt Oatmeal Pancakes with your kiddos, jazz up your salads (I can’t wait to try the Avocado Ranch), and even get into baking (hello, Tahini Honey Cookies!). This book is a new kitchen shelf staple.”
—SHAHIR MASSOUD, AUTHOR OF EAT, HABIBI, EAT!