Big Daddy won season 4 of The Next Food Network Star. By the second show of that season he became my favorite. Though I totally admit it was week 4 before I completely remembered his name I just knew I wanted the Mr. Clean look alike to win.
I love watching his show. There are few things that seem to hard to accomplish at home. I love he dedicated this cookbook to his oldest son. So sweet! I love all the pictures in the book. There are way to many recipes in this one that I want to make. The one I keep looking at I will have to wait a bit to make. It is one of his soup recipes and I can't bring myself to eat soup during the summer especially with as hot has it has been this year. Big Daddy starts off each chapter with a little story about the types of dishes in the chapter and what he likes about the items.
I have made one of the recipes last year after pulling it off the Food Network website. The Savory Taco Chicken Pizza with Guacamole and Chipotle Salsa is wonderful and I have made it several times.
The one minus I have with the cookbook is that it is paperback. I hate that it is so hard to keep them open to the page you are using.
I am in love with this cookbook and already picked it up when I stopped by the Borders going out of business sale.