Arts & Culture
7:05 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Chef Curtis Stone Mixes Busy Life with a Dollop of Home Cooking

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Chef Curtis Stone.

Many cookbooks claim to speak to our busy lives and the need to simplify cooking without compromising quality and flavor.

Chef Curtis Stone
Credit (Curtis Stone)

But all too often, they come up short – either they’re not that simple, or the finished creation does not live up to expectations.

Curtis Stone has tried to break that mold for some time. Stone has hosted a plethora of cooking-related TV shows, including "Take Home Chef" and "Top Chef Masters."

But Stone says his latest role – dad – has really brought home the lesson that everyone is busy, but the importance of a home-cooked meal is worth the effort. The Australian native recently authored the cookbook, What’s For Dinner: Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life. It just came out in April, and he came to Milwaukee then to chat with us about it. He began by explaining his approach to simplicity.

Stone also hosts "Around the World in 80 Plates."