More than 120 irresistible recipes reflecting the different lifestyles and tastes of a mother and daughter who love to cook.
While growing up, Devin Connell absorbed much about the pleasures of food and cooking in the kitchen of her mother, Linda Haynes. She too became an exceptional cook, with her own style. Two Dishes gives mother and daughter’s distinctive takes on a similar theme: one using timeless techniques, the other embracing an improvisational, budget-conscious approach. Linda makes Moroccan Spiced Cornish Hens with Roasted Oranges, Onions, and Figs; Devin offers Sesame Chicken with Mango, Green Onion, and Ginger Salsa. The recipes range from tempting comfort food and last-minute snacks to elegant brunch and dinner-party dishes, all complemented by gorgeous full-colour photography throughout.
Linda Haynes is the co-founder of ACE Bakery and author of the bestselling The Ace Bakery Cookbook, awarded Gourmand World Best Bread Book, and More from Ace Bakery. Her daughter, Devin Connell, is the owner of Delica Kitchen, a wholesome, fresh, and all-natural sandwich, salad, and soup bar in Toronto. It will open in summer 2009.
“They bring fun, spirit, heart, and soul to their delicious recipes in this beautiful cookbook. Two Dishes has become one of my favourites.”
— Lynn Crawford, Executive Chef, Four Seasons Hotel New York
“Linda Haynes cooks with simplicity, clean, bright flavours, and most important, passion.”
— Mark McEwan, Chef-Proprietor, North 44, Bymark, One
“Two Dishes is packed with recipes, beauty tips, family memories and hosting tactics for the expert and inexperienced cook alike.”
“The book contains lovely recipes that are light, pretty and perfect for entertaining.”
— Lucy Waverman, Globe and Mail
“Lovely . . .”
— Toronto Sun
“This mother-daughter duo lives and breathes food.”
— Style at Home
“It’s one of those books that says ‘pick me up, invite your friends over and cook from me.’”
“This is a tribute to a mother and daughter who love to cook and celebrate their similarities and distinctive culinary styles in most delicious ways. . . . [It] will inspire your daughter-mom team at home.”
— Ottawa Citizen