Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Two Dudes One Pan

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are the two dudes. They worked as chefs in Los Angeles before creating their own catering company Carmelized Productions. "We never really planned on becoming caterers," Vinny says in the book. "But the catering business took off." They were only 20 and 21 when that happened and then they quickly became known as the go-to guys when it came to throwing a dinner party. "We've cooked for every event imaginable, form all-out celebrity bashes to backyard pig roasts and making grilled cheese sandwiches for a family dinner!" Jon says. And in the beginning the pair cooked out of their clients' kitchens with produce they picked up at their local supermarket. And it seems their ethos comes from the simple yet delicious food they prepared for their clients. "Why use three pans (or more) when one will do?," Vinny says. And Jon agrees, "You don't need a a tricked-out kitchen to make a nice meal. The idea is to keep cooking easy. That's why the premise of this book is that you only need one pan for each dish."

Use three dudettes are going to give Jon and Vinny's recipes are go this week. We're thinking beef hamburgers and coffee cake. Just one pan? Stay tuned to see how it all pans out. (Get it?! Pans?!)

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