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Chef James Briscione and Wine Director, Brooke Parkhurst of Angelena’s Release New Cookbook

Angelena’s is proud to announce the release of our own Executive Chef, James Briscione & Wine Director, Brooke Parkhurst fifth cookbook, Flavor for All: Everyday Recipes and Creative Pairings. Angelena’s will host an official launch party and book signing 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, at Angelena’s, 101 East Intendencia St., Downtown, Pensacola, Florida. Come meet and greet with Chef James and Brooke at Angelena’s, where they will have cookbooks available for purchase and signing

Chef James is the former director of culinary research at the Institute of Culinary Education and is known as the first-ever two- time Food Network’s Chopped champion. He regularly appears as a guest judge on Chopped, on the Food Network Kitchen app, and has hosted the Food Network digital series Man Crafted and Cooking with Dad. The couple’s books and recipes have been featured in Food & Wine, Fine Cooking, Wired, and Tasting Table, and James has appeared in cooking demos on BuzzFeed, The Dr. Oz Show, Hallmark’s Home & Family, and Food52. He current serves as the Executive Chef of Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano in Pensacola, Florida.

All of their experiences have gone onto inspire Flavor for All: Everyday Recipes and Creative, their newest cookbook release, which features 100 creative, weeknight-ready recipes that draw on the principles they crafted in their previous cookbook, The Flavor Matrix. The husband-and-wife authors know what it means to be busy: from balancing their work at Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano with James as Executive Chef and Brooke as Wine Director, to filming content for the Food Network, to raising their two young children. Now, they’re sharing a compilation of their greatest at-home hits that reflect their simple, thoughtful, and flavor-focused approach to home cooking.

From appetizers to cocktails to desserts, these dishes include unexpected pairings like watermelon and tomato, cherries and olives, and kiwi and jalapeño, and classics such as chocolate and red wine and pork and apple. Using a mix of culinary expertise and science, James and Brooke encourage readers to get creative in the kitchen and customize recipes based on individual taste, ingredient availability, and ease.

Flavor for All: Everyday Recipes and Creative also shares James’ expert insight into maximizing flavor and getting the most from your ingredients. Chapters are organized by food group, and the introductions are filled with understandable tips and advice that give home cooks more confidence and competence in the kitchen. For James and Brooke, their most cherished cookbooks are full of handwritten notes in the margins. For their readers, they decided to add these notes themselves, from explanations of the science behind the dish to gentle technique reminders to quick ingredient swaps.

Flavor for All: Everyday Recipes and Creative Pairings is available for purchase through Angelena’s or the Tackle Shop, our gift shop located at our sister restaurant, the Fish House, 600 South Barracks Street. Additional cookbooks will be available for purchase day of the event. Click here to order online.

Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano, located at 101 East Intendencia Street in historic downtown Pensacola, is inspired by the deep roots of our city’s history. At the turn of the century, Angelena Giatano, an Italian immigrant, was in search of the American dream and found it here in Pensacola. Angelena’s offers coastal Italian cuisine as well as an extensive list of Italian wines. Hours of operation are Monday–Saturday 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m, for dinner service and Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for our special lunch to-go menu. For reservations or to-go orders, please call 850-542-8398. For more information, please visit our website, www.angelenaspensacola.com.

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