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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dan Smith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other


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Smith lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Smith and his partner Steve McDonagh 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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Talk with your mouth full :
ISBN: 1572841230. OCLC Number: 723943837

Agate Pub.,. .

The paperback reissue of the popular cookbook by celebrated Chicago-based caterers and restaurateurs The Hearty Boys.

The new old bar :
ISBN: 1306773482. OCLC Number: 880412948

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The new old bar :
ISBN: 1572841397. OCLC Number: 788236199

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"A compendium for the home bar, including classic cocktail recipes, small plate recipes, mixology how-to's, and ingredient and equipment guides"--

Additional Title Information

  • Talk with Your Mouth Full

    , (With Steve McDonagh)

    , Agate Surrey, 2007

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

    , (With Steve McDonagh)

    , Agate Midway, 2012

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