From the winner of The Rachael Ray Show’s Great American Cookbook Competition, a compilation of sophisticated yet approachable recipes along with the heartwarming—and often humorous—tales that inspired them.
Fanny Slater has been at home in the kitchen since before she could reach the stove. Standing on chairs to watch her parents form the perfect crab cake or whip up their famous brownie batter, Fanny developed a flair for cooking that has continued into adulthood. In a fun new cookbook packed with as much irresistible charm as the self-taught cook herself, Fanny—a homegrown food enthusiast and winner of The Rachael Ray Show’s Great American Cookbook Competition—brings you on a journey through the mouth-watering foods of her childhood, updated with eclectic twists for the modern palate.
From Fanny’s sweet and savory Orange, Lavender and Fig Sandwich, to her tangy and crunchy Butternut Squash Tacos with Apple-Fennel Slaw, this unique book is filled with delicious, one-of-a-kind recipes. You’ll love Fanny’s quirky “Fanfare Tips,” which range from wine pairings to presentation advice gleaned from years of catering, as well as “Flippidy Doos,” which provide creative ways to pair leftovers.
With her must-have recipes and whimsical anecdotes, Fanny’s cookbook is a celebration of the stories, people, and ingredients that have guided her along the path to foodie stardom.
Fanny Slater is the winner of The Rachael Ray Show’s Great American Cookbook Competition. A native of Raleigh, she now lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she is a recipe developer and teaches fun, interactive cooking classes as part of her self-made business, Fanfare. She is also a food writer, restaurant critic, and has appeared numerous times on television, including TheRachael Ray Show.