bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy, the eclectic and artistic better best kitchen & home shop, invites you to a book signing with Ted Allen, IN MY KITCHEN: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks, Saturday, September 8, 2-5PM bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy, 6423 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck New York. “For me, the kitchen is the most special room in the house, and it’s a place for adventure…Every recipe in this book, from the simplest baked rice to a tongue-sizzling Thai curry, contains a tip, a trick, or an epiphany, something that has enriched my understanding of and love for the kitchen-and that will enrich yours, too.” -Ted Allen.

“Ted Allen is a lone voice of wit, reason, and good sense in a field of bland mediocrities. In My Kitchen describes food you want to eat, will easily be able to cook yourself-and a party all of us would very much like to attend. Ted is good and trustworthy company. In person, in the kitchen-and on the page.” -Anthony Bourdain

“Ted holds the keys to the kitchen kingdom, offering insightful, clever, delicious, easy recipes that you will make over and over again.” -Art Smith

“Ted Allen’s In My Kitchen is full of original and inspiring recipes for the adventurous home cook. You can tell these recipes are crafted by someone who truly loves food and loves being in the kitchen. And Ted’s spirit is contagious; you’ll find yourself wanting to try everything in this book.” -Eric Ripert

In May 2012, Allen received a James Beard Award for his work as the host of Food Network’s hit show Chopped, and the show itself also won for best in-studio television program. As the host Ted Allen presides over a pressure-filled kitchen, with chefs scrambling to cook with mystery ingredients. But at home, Ted is the one chopping the vegetables and working the stove, embracing unusual ingredients and new techniques. Ted’s new cookbook shares the recipes he loves for people who want to roll up their sleeves, crank up the stereo, and get their hands dirty in the kitchen. Unlike your average cookbook-with five-minute, three-ingredient weeknight recipes for harried households-here is a book for food lovers who want to lose themselves in the delight of perfectly slow-roasting a leg of lamb or whipping up a show stopping triple-layer cake; who enjoy the sense of discovery in seeking out and cooking a new ingredient.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: TED ALLEN is the host of the top Food Network show Chopped, now in its seventh season, and frequently appears on The Best Thing I Ever Ate. The food and wine specialist on Bravo’s Emmy award-winning Queer Eye, he was also a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef and of Food Network’s Iron Chef America. A contributing editor to Esquire magazine, Ted lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his longtime partner, interior designer (and serious baker) Barry Rice. This is his second cookbook.