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Date Night In

Ashley Rodriguez
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Ashley Rodriguez

Rekindle the Romance at Home! Sweethearts, spouses, and parents Ashley and Gabe Rodriguez found themselves deep into marriage and child-rearing when they realized they were spending most of their evenings staring at their computers. Determined not to let their relationship deteriorate into that of "roommates with children," they institute a weekly date night: they sauté, roast, mix and dice and spend time reconnecting over simple but thoughtful dishes like Crostini with Ricotta, Prosciutto, and Peas, Tomato and Fennel Gazpacho with Dungeness Crab, Fennel-Crusted Lamb Chops, and Dulce de Leche and Nectarine Creamsicles (sometimes even with an expertly chilled cocktail). Just carving out time to talk, cook, and eat together became the marriage-booster they needed, and now with Date Night In she invites you to make date night an integral part of your week and shows you how to woo your partner all over again with food, drink, and conversation. Packed with tantalizing and delicious recipes, Date Night In is a must-have cookbook for any couple who wants to spice things up with special seasonal meals at home with a table for two.

Atoosa Sepehr

Atoosa was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz in 1977. She grew up in Iran and studied at Azad University of Tabriz. Having completed her degree in 2000, she moved to Tehran where she worked as a computer programmer for Iritec Company. In 2001, she moved to London to learn English, and also worked as a web designer. She returned to Iran in 2003 to work in the stock market in Tehran in order to learn about business processes before studying for an MBA, which she completed in 2005. Atoosa was inspired to start her own company in the Import and Export field and became the Iranian representative for one of the biggest Iranian steel companies in London. This led to her moving back to London in 2007. She decided to devote more time to her passions of photography and food. She became Food Editor of Classic Magazine, and then decided to fulfil her lifetime ambition to create a Persian cookbook, which has allowed her to focus more on her creativity, and love of food, art and photography. Her website is http://www.atoosasepehr.com/about/

Brian DeFehr

Brian DeFehr is a personal chef and teaches market-based cooking classes in Paris. Brian was raised on the prairies of Canada and struck out to greener pastures, cooking in restaurants in Winnipeg, Chicago, and Montreal, finally settling in Paris. He lives with his family in Paris, France.

Catherine Atkinson

Catherine Atkinson has a degree in Food and Nutrition BSc (Hons). She has been Deputy Cookery Editor on Woman's Weekly magazine and later Cookery Editor of Home. Catherine is now a full-time writer and food consultant to various lifestyle and health magazines and has written more than sixty cookbooks. She specialises in healthy eating and her recent published books include 'Coconut water and coconut oil', 'Nut milks and nut butters' and 'Power blends and smoothies'

Dédé Wilson

Dédé Wilson has been a recipe developer for 30 years, has worked as a television and radio host, and has written 14 cookbooks. A contributing editor to Bon Appétit from 1999 to 2014, Dédé was featured as on-air talent in over 100 national television appearances for herself and Bon Appétit on all major networks: TODAY Show, CBS Early Show, Dr. Oz, The View, and more. She also represented Bon Appetit on HSN, sold her own books on QVC, and hosted two of her own nationally syndicated public television series sponsored by KitchenAid.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow is an Oscar winner and author of the New York Times bestselling cookbooks It's All Easy, My Father's Daughter and It's All Good. She is founder of Goop, a lifestyle brand and website that covers food, fashion, fitness and travel. Paltrow is a mother, businesswoman and actress, who lives in Los Angeles.

Helen McGinn

HELEN McGINN is a drinks expert and international wine judge, writing columns for the Daily Mail and Waitrose Food magazine. She's the author of award-winning wine blog and bestselling book The Knackered Mother's Wine Club. Among other awards, Helen won Online Drink Writer of the Year in Fortnum & Mason's inaugural Food & Drink Awards in 2013. She spent almost a decade sourcing wines around the world as a supermarket wine buyer and spent the next half-decade pregnant. Helen is married with three children. And she's hopeless with a hangover.Twitter: @knackeredmuthaInstagram: @knackeredmotherFacebook: knackeredmotherswineclubWebsite: www.knackeredmotherswineclub.com

Hollie Grant

Hollie Grant is an award-winning Pilates instructor and Personal Trainer, owner of London studio PilatesPT and creator of The Model Method training programme. As an ex-chef Hollie is against dieting and believes that a strong, functional, flexible body is the key to lifelong wellness. With her down-to-earth personality and no-bullshit approach to training she has amassed a strong following. Hollie is a contributing fitness writer for Psychologies magazine and is a global brand ambassador for Sweaty Betty.

Jonno Proudfoot

JONNO PROUDFOOT is the CEO of Real Meal Revolution and bestselling author of The Real Meal Revolution, Super Food for Superchildren and The Real Meal Revolution 2.0, total sales of which exceed 400,000 copies. Jonno spent his early career as professional chef, cooking in top-rated restaurants. He then moved to marketing fine wine and managing big catering, while completing a degree in Accounting Sciences. A sport lover, Jonno loves competing in extreme triathlons, runs and swims. In 2014, he and his friend Thane Williams set a world record by swimming 459km from Mozambique to Madagascar, and in the process raised over a million rands for surgery for children born with cleft lips. One of the core concepts enshrined in Jonno's DNA is 'Always Improving' - the idea of continually setting new goals and achieving them. Jonno lives by this and has never been shy of a challenge. As founder and CEO of Real Meal Revolution, an online healthy eating support company, it is Jonno's goal to change the lives of more 100 million people by 28th February 2025.

Julie Goodwin

Julie Goodwin first came to the attention of the Australian public as the winner of the hit television show MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA in 2009. Formerly an IT professional running a successful family business, Julie Goodwin now writes a monthly column for THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY and is a bestselling cookbook author. Her first cookbook, OUR FAMILY TABLE, was one of the highest selling cookbooks in Australian history and she has since published HEART OF THE HOME, GATHER, JULIE GOODWIN'S 20/20 MEALS and HOMEMADE TAKEAWAY. In 2015 Julie was a contestant on Channel 10's I'M A CELEBRITY ... GET ME OUT OF HERE! A tireless charity worker, Julie lives on the Central Coast of New South Wales with her husband and three sons. Follow Julie online through her website www.juliegoodwin.com.au, www.facebook.com/juliegoodwincooklivelove, www.twitter.com/_JulieGoodwin, andwww.instagram.com/_juliegoodwin

Kate Scarlata

Kate Scarlata, RDN, LDN is a New York Times bestselling coauthor of 21 Day Tummy Diet and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Well with IBS and Real Food for Real People. A digestive health specialized registered dietitian with over 25 years working in the nutrition field, Kate earned her Bachelor of Science from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed her postgraduate dietetic internship at Harvard Medical School's affiliate, Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is a research collaborator with the FODMAP pioneers at Monash University in Australia.

Kenny McGovern

At the age of nineteen, KENNY McGOVERN was diagnosed with what is known as 'social anxiety disorder' and eventually became too ill to carry on working. As the years passed, he became almost housebound as a result of his illness and as such lost touch with many parts of life which although enjoyable are often taken for granted. Simple pleasures such as buying a nice sandwich from a local café or going out for a meal became impossible for him to do.As a result of this, and because of his love of food and cooking, he eventually took to trying to recreate many of his favourite shop-bought foods at home. 'If I can't go to McDonalds, I'll make my own,' was his philosophy. Over a period of five years or more, he tested and tweaked many, many recipes, his new hobby quickly building into an obsession.In 2010, Kenny decided to publish some selected recipes in his first book The Takeaway Secret - it became an instant bestseller, following word-of-mouth recommendations on the internet.With huge support and encouragement from readers, his confidence has grown, along with his food obsession. As a result Kenny once more ventured out into the world. researching and learning about the historic links between street food and local people and the recent upsurge in the modern, exciting and vibrant street food culture. His next book, The Street Food Secret, followed in 2017.

Lucy Watson

Lucy Watson started her vegan journey in 2015, having been vegetarian from the age of 5. She is a PETA ambassador and RSPCA campaigner. Lucy is a former Made in Chelsea cast member and lives in London.

Manju Malhi

Manju Malhi has inspired millions with her simple approach to cooking Indian food at home, with TV shows in Asia as well as the UK. In her cuisine, she draws on her past and combines it with the realities of western life to come up with delicious dishes using a good ingredients to make good food. Manju grew up surrounded by Indian culture and traditions and several years of her childhood were spent in India. Spice runs through her veins and she is aware of many of their invaluable properties and benefits that can play an important part of good and healthy living. Manju Malhi lives in London where she teaches people of all ages from 8 to 80, how to cook healthily and in return they laugh at her jokes.

Mark Rosati

MARK ROSATI is the Culinary Director of Shake Shack.

Michelle Braude

Born in South Africa but brought up in Britain, Michelle qualified as a medical doctor at University College London. During her medical studies, she completed a BSc in Nutrition from King's College London as well as an elective in Gastroenterology at the Whittington Hospital. Four years ago Dr Braude decided to set up her own nutritional practice, The Food Effect, in north London. Her focus is not just helping people with diet and overall wellbeing but, as a doctor, with related medical conditions such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes.Michelle also runs a popular online blog The Food Effect and she is regularly featured as an independent expert in the Daily Mail, Telegraph, Hello!, Women's Health and LOOK magazine. She is also a regular writer for the hugely successful international luxury web-magazine Chic-Overdose and popular models' website, Modellist-ID.

Mona Hamadeh

Mona Hamadeh grew up in Lebanon. She spent her school holidays in the beautiful mountains where she was born, and where she developed a love of cooking from her grandmother, her mother and aunts. Her passion for Lebanese food and cooking remained with her when she came to the UK as a young woman. She raised her own large family on a healthy Lebanese diet and now she passes it on to her grandchildren, who also recognise the importance of sharing and taking part in food preparation. This is Mona's third book where she shares again, not only her continuing passion for the delicious flavours that exemplify Lebanese food, but also the healthy properties of the superfoods that are a natural part of the diet that the Lebanese have enjoyed for generations.

Oz Clarke

Oz Clarke had an idyllic childhood in the Kent countryside. He was head chorister at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He acted, sang and wine-tasted his way through university, then spent a decade acting with the RSC and featuring in West End musicals - he starred as Perón in Evita.His famous victories in high-profile wine-tasting competitions brought him jobs on two national newspapers, and in 1984 he turned to full time writing and television work. The BBC's Food and Drink made him a household name and was broadcast around the world, as were his later 'Oz and James' wine adventures with James May.His many books have been translated into sixteen languages, he has won every major wine-writing prize, and he is an Officier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole. When he is not visiting vineyards and wineries, chairing wine competitions or presenting innovative concerts with Armonico Consort, Oz lives in London and complains about not playing enough golf.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin is an award-winning, world-record holding cocktail mixologist, trainer and motivational speaker. Throughout his bartending career he set two world speed-cocktail-mixing records and won 7 global mixology titles. He runs some of the most sought-after bartender and hospitality training courses and has trained more than 30,000 bartenders in more than 25 countries around the world. Paul has appeared in his role of 'cocktail expert' on TV and radio on many occasions including for 3 full series on Food Network Daily in the 1990s. Paul is also an accomplished motivational speaker and can often be found delivering talks on human connection, communication skills and other human interaction topics. His TEDx Talk on how he used his knowledge of sign-language to develop a new technique for improving people's body-language skills has received more than 250,000 views on YouTube.

Paul Peacock

Author Paul Peacock has written over 30 books on gardening, self sufficiency, curing meats, making cheese and sausages, keeping bees and poultry. He writes for the Daily Mirror as Mr Digwell, the cartoon gardener - the longest running gardening newspaper column in the world. He has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time and appeared on numerous television shows. He runs the www.citycottage.co.uk website dedicated to the simple idea that the best food you will ever eat is cooked at home.Pauls passion for fish was kickstarted by a plate of fritto misto de mare, which remains his favourite dish (recipe in the book) and queenies cooked in cream topped with cheddar( recipe also in this book)!He believes the best fish in the world come from UK waters, that's why everyone buys it, far and wide, and, as Paul points out in this book, it is a tragedy the British hardly eat any of it.This book is hopefully a tiny step on the way to changing that.