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Cookbook Review: Chef and the Fatman - Red, White, and Blue (Collar) Cookin’

Updated on September 15, 2007

"Chef" is professional executive chef Fred Genovese and "Fatman" is radio personality "Kevin Jenkins." This creative cookbook is a spin-off of the duo's Atlanta-based radio program, "Chef and the Fatman the Blue Collar Chefs." The book is filled with page after page of super recipes, many of which are very creative and unique.

The book is a mixture of simple dishes and gourmet delicacies with instructions so clear and easy to follow that anyone could make them. Many of the recipes area available for download from the Chef and the Fatman website. If you're looking for a great cookbook to give as a gift or to add to your own collection, I wholeheartedly recommend Chef and the Fatman - Red, White, and Blue (Collar) Cookin'

My Favorite Chef and the Fatman Recipes

Apple Dishes

Apples are one of my favorite fruits, and I enjoy them prepared just about any way. This cookbook features a number of apple recipes that are absolutely delicious. My favorites include:

  • Apple Duff
  • Apple Scramble
  • Chef Mike's Apple Crisp

Meat Main Dishes

No blue collar cookbook would be complete without a great selection of meat main dishes. Some of the best and most unique meat recipes in the book are:

  • Bloody Mary London Broil
  • Grandma Stock's Tenderloin With White Pepper
  • Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Sauce and Bacon

Shrimp Entrees

I live along the Alabama Gulf Coast, so fresh shrimp and other types of seafood are abundant in my area. I am always looking for new ideas for how to cook shrimp, and this book is full of suggestions. I haven't tried every shrimp recipe in the book yet, but my favorites so far are:

  • Chef and the Fatman Barbecued Shrimp
  • Shrimp Cakes
  • Warm Slow Butter Poached Wild Georgia Shrimp

Soups

The book also includes several rich and delicious soup recipes. My personal favorites are:

  • Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • Marvin Woods' French Onion Soup
  • Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Several of the recipes are designed for use on the "Big Green Egg" grill, although alternatives are given for those who aren't fortunate enough to possess a BGE. Both of my brothers own BGE's, so I can say first-hand that these grills are beyond compare. If you've ever used a BGE, you understand how different these cooking vessels are from traditional grills.

You can listen to "Chef and the Fatman the Blue Collar Chefs" every Saturday from 2 - 4 pm every Saturday on WCFO, Business Radio 1160. Even if you aren't in Atlanta, you can enjoy the program via live streaming audio technology. You can also download mp3 archives of some programs from Fred and Kevin's website.

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    Randi Tucker 

    11 years ago

    I love this book, and I don't even love to cook. I love to eat, though!

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