OUR CRAFTSY CLASSES

We're so proud of our pressure-cooker class, one of the most popular classes on craftsy. To get a 50% discount on the cost of the class, click here. Bruce works with a stovetop cooker; Mark, with an electric one. Along the way, they make incredible meals: glorious chicken soup, a crazy-cheesy casserole (in 5 minutes!), an Italian-inspired stew, and even (yes) cheesecake.

To get a discount on Bruce's Craftsy cooking class, click here. And you'll learn how to be a better cook in 7 simple lessons. He covers the differences between low temperature and high temperature roasting, stove top and oven braising, as well as pan frying, sauteeing and making amazing pan sauces. The recipes along the way include a Southwestern Braised Brisket and Skillet Rib Eye Steaks with a buttery chipotle tomato sauce.

THE GREAT BIG PRESSURE COOKER BOOK

Our newest. 500 recipes. Every one, for calibrated for both stovetop and electric machines. Multiple sell-outs on QVC. Lots of recipes, lots of fun.

Get it from

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or independent booksellers.

Vegetarian Dinner Parties WINNER OF THE 2015 IACP PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD!

Join us as we explore the culinary possibilities of vegetables without any health or ethical claims. (Although if you're a vegetarian, we've got your back! Over half the recipes are vegan, to boot.) Go ahead. You want to throw a dinner party. And you want to see these recipes. They're some of the best we've ever crafted.

Barnes & Noble

amazon

Oblong Books in Millerton, NY (one of our local stores)

Book Loft in Great Barrington, MA (another local store)

Booze Up Your Blender!

Try out our collection of frozen cocktails to take the heat out of any day--or to warm up the winter hearth! (Yep, there's a chapter of wintry drinks from your blender.) Get your copy at

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independent booksellers

Join Us!

We want to cook for you! And it can happen. Please join us at one of these fun events. We'll make you a great meal. Promise!

3/5/2016  A pressure cooker class at The Hillsdale General Store in Hillsdale, New York. Click here for more information.

5/9 - 5/10/2016  We're teaching at the Lake Austin Spa, one of the most beautiful places we get to go all year! Here are the details.

5/13/2016  We'll be offering an evening of easy entertaining recipes at Draeger's in San Mateo, California. Click here for more information.

5/14/2016  We're doing a hands-on pressure cooker class at the San Francisco Cooking School. Click here to sign up.

THE GREAT AMERICAN SLOW COOKER BOOK

Do you know why you're not using your slow cooker enough? Because up to two-thirds of the recipes in any given book aren't written for your model size! But we took care of that. With over 500 recipes, we've written a book that sizes out every one for almost every size of machine. And it's not just math. We've done the testing and worked out the ratios. You gotta see it to believe it.

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barnes and noble

or independent booksellers.

Our Whole Grains Book

We move whole grains to the center of the plate! Experience whole grains, not as nutritional wonders, but as culinary superstars. Click on one of the links below to buy the book:

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    A FULL LIST OF THE RECIPES ON THIS SITE

    Welcome! We're so glad you found us. Stick around. We live for dinner parties. And we're really excited about food. The links up top and to the side will steer you around. And if you don't know us yet, here's a bit we recently did for FINE COOKING MAGAZINE:

     

     

    Need to know more? Okay, a little. But the food's awaiting. Hurry up.

     

    Bruce Weinstein is the chef in our duo. A life-long New Yorker, he wanted to leave the city--so we now live in rural New England. Don't ask. He can rip through Chopin Nocturnes, knits whenever he's not cooking, and is quick to ask "Who's up for a cocktail?" He went to "Fame" for high school, took off for chef school, and put in his time at Manhattan advertising firms. He loves Modigliani, is indifferent to Picasso, and has been forced to sit through more post-modern, avant-garde music than anyone should. His patience is boundless--except when it comes to bridge.

    Mark Scarbrough is the writer. A former academic, he's sometimes snarky because he's ridiculously innocent in the marrow. He reads Dante for fun and hangs out in art museums on sunny afternoons. He's a bemused Texan in snow drifts, a dumbfounded progressive, and a self-confessed culinary snob. He still teaches literature on the side and leads raucous book groups at Connecticut libraries. (You can find out more about one of those groups here.)

    Together, we've written a shelf of cookbooks. We also pen a column called "Sundays in the Kitchen with Bruce and Mark" on weightwatchers.com. To put it bluntly, Bruce is olive oil; Mark, butter. Bruce wants a Christmas tree; Mark writes the haggadah for Passover. (It makes for interesting times.) We've contributed to most of the big food magazines and have been guests on many of the national morning shows (even on The View--which you can see here).

    We live out in the country, far from crowds, madding or not. How remote? We took down a couple of apple trees in our backyard because we were tired of running a moose buffet. Our life is quiet--except for our Saturday night dinner parties.

    Look around our site. Bruce has a knitting blog; Mark has a place to write about the things that matter to him. We have lots of recipes, an on-going project to create some great brownie recipes, and a bunch of stuff about our slow-cooker Sundays. You can even find out more about our books.

    And then there's a collie named Dreydl.

    And a crazy one named Spritz.