Urbana resident and James Beard award-winning chef Bryan Voltaggio just published his debut book of solo recipes, “Home: Recipes to Cook with Family and Friends.”
“I wanted to write a book that people could use to make their home experience in the kitchen more delicious. A tool that the home cook could use to not only help with special occasions, but everyday meals for friends and family,” said Voltaggio, who lives in Urbana with his wife Jennifer, and their three children. “My own experiences at home certainly influenced the recipes I chose to incorporate. These recipes are favorites of my friends, family, and myself of course, fun thoughtful dishes that are just delicious.” Voltaggio added that he categorized the recipes by occasions that he actually cooks for in his home — Sunday supper, breakfast, and special occasions such as the Super Bowl.
Voltaggio co-owns five restaurants with three in downtown Frederick — VOLT, Family Meal and Lunchbox. He’s signing copies of his new book on April 18 at Frederick’s Barnes and Noble Book Store in the Francis Scott Key Mall. Beginning at 2 p.m., Voltaggio plans to give a question and answer session, followed by a book signing. Both events are open to the public, but seating will be limited to 50. Those interested in getting a book signed must come early to receive a ticketed number; tickets are limited. For more information, call Barnes and Noble at 301.689.0121 or visit www.barnesandnoble.com. Voltaggio’s book is also available on amazon.