Steve McDonagh

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General Information

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Name: Steve McDonagh

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other;




Illinois Connection

McDonagh lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

McDonagh and his partner, Dan Smith, are caterers turned restauranteurs turned cookbook authors. They are the original winners of The Next Food Network Star where they brought their signature style of casual entertaining to their first book. These Hearty Boys don't solve literary mysteries, but they sure are great at demystifying party-throwing. Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh are two guys who never attended culinary school yet built one of Chicago's most popular catering businesses, and now run the popular restaurant Hearty. Their self-deprecating, natural approach to cooking, which made them such a hit on the Food Network, comes through on every page of their cookbook, Talk with Your Mouth Full. Packed with exciting but accessible recipes, clever how-to tips, and a gaggle of tales from the catering trenches, their cookbook is a truly entertaining guide to the art of entertaining.

Published Works

  • Talk with Your Mouth Full, (With Dan Smith), Agate Surrey, 2007
  • The New Old Bar: Classic Cocktails and Salty Snacks from The Hearty Boys, (With Dan Smith), Agate Midway, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Talk with Your Mouth Full: The Hearty Boys Cookbook

ISBN: 1572841230
Release Date: 2011-06-07

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The New Old Bar: Classic Cocktails and Salty Snacks from The Hearty Boys

ISBN: 1572841397
Release Date: 2012-11-06

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Steve McDonagh on WorldCat

Steve McDonagh on Amazon


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