The celebrity chef, television personality and bestselling author Ken Kostick talks about his newest book, The $10 Gourmet: Restaurant Quality Meals that Won’t Break Your Budget (Whitecap, 2009), with Joseph Planta; as well they discuss his television partner Mary Jo Eustace, their programs, the secret to good fried rice, and his beloved dogs and their recent wedding.
|The $10 Gourmet: Restaurant Quality Meals that Won’t Break Your Budget by Ken Kostick. (Whitecap, 2009) Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: The $10 Gourmet|
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
Ken Kostick joins me now. The popular celebrity chef has been a long-time fixture on Canadian television, probably most recognised for hosting with Mary Jo Eustace, What’s For Dinner? They’re back together again for the second season of He Said, She Said with Ken and Mary Jo, which is seen on the Viva Network weekdays. He’s got a new book out, The $10 Gourmet: Restaurant Quality Meals that Won’t Break Your Budget. You’d think ten bucks weren’t enough for dinner for two at a fast-food place, however in this book you can create meals that are inexpensive, easy, and from the looks of the photographs, quite delicious. A gourmet dinner party can be had for under $30.00, and the essentials for your pantry can be stocked up for $50.00. It’s a timely book, what with the economic crisis, and just in time for the holidays. Ken Kostick has been twice-nominated for a Gemini Award, and is the author of some 14 previous bestselling cookbooks. His website is at www.kenkostick.biz. The $10 Gourmet is published by Whitecap. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, from here in Vancouver this day, Ken Kostick; Good morning, Mr. Kostick.