Holiday Cooking Suggestions from Noted Author


If you missed the event, you can still buy the book. Terrific recipes; user friendly; highly recommended!

***First 50 Empire Club Card Holders Receive Complimentary Copy of Cookbook; Demo and Discussion from 6:30 to 8:00 pm***

Who: Noted Cookbook Author Joanna Pruess – whose “Cast Iron Cooking: Delicious and

Simple Comfort Food” is just out – will appear with her husband, celebrated food commentator Bob Lape.

What: Chef demonstration, tasting and book signing – how old fashioned cast-iron cooking is new and timely for holiday and everyday cooking


Where: Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway/Entertainment Lounge

810 Yonkers Avenue (Exit 2, I-87)


When: Tuesday night, December 15, 2009


Time: 6:30- 8:00 pm



The holiday kitchen often becomes a hectic and stressful place. So, Joanna Pruess, the author of Cast Iron Cooking: Delicious and Simple Comfort Food, and Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway will join forces on Tuesday night, December 15, for a chef demo with holiday cooking suggestions from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Entertainment Lounge at the Gotham Palace. Joined by her husband, celebrated food commentator Bob Lape, Joanna will offer recipes and advice to make the holiday season more fun and less stressful for the home entertainer.

The first 50 Empire Club Members (you can sign up that night) will receive a complimentary copy of Cast Iron Cooking. The book will also be available for purchase. Those in attendance will be able to sample some of Pruess’s culinary treats. Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, featuring 5,300 slot machines, is located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (at Central Avenue) in Yonkers, New York, Westchester County, (I-87 to Exit 2). Empire City is open seven days a week from 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM. For more information call 914.968.4200 or log onto



ON GRISWOLD and WAGNER Cast-Iron Cookbook and Joanna Pruess

Mixing one part history with two parts cooking, and adding a healthy pinch of nostalgia, food and travel writer Joanna Pruess provides the crucial guide to cooking mouth-watering comfort food with cast-iron cookware. In these challenging economic times, the Griswold and Wagner Cast-Iron Cookbook: Delicious and Simple Comfort Food provides easy-to-follow recipes for creating meals at home that will soothe both your wallet and spirit. From directions for proper cast-iron care to recipes for every meal and occasion, the Cast-Iron Cookbook provides all of the guidance you need.

Cast-iron cookware is durable, comparatively inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and makes it easy to create delicious, satisfying restaurant-quality meals. While costing far less than non-stick pots and pans, cast-iron is nearly indestructible and lasts for generations, keeping money in your pocket and cookware out of landfills. Pruess includes a concise but engaging history of cast-iron manufacturing and cooking along with more than 70 delicious recipes. The cookbook contains every incentive you need to return to cast-iron cooking and reminisce about simpler times, including elements such as:

· Simple instructions for cleaning and seasoning your cookware, whether it is brand new or has been in your family for generations, by David G. Smith, a.k.a. “The Pan Man”

· Recipes for lunches, snacks, main courses, side dishes, and desserts

· Recipes for making your own vegetable and meat stocks

· Cast-iron FAQs by David G. Smith

· Quotes and recipes from “Aunt Ellen,” the fictitious home cook of the Griswold Manufacturing Company, who provided recipes and cooking tips for more than twenty five years

· Excerpts from the The Comfort Food Cookbook, circa 1925

· Beautiful reproductions of vintage advertisements and full-color photographs

· Evocative, full-color pictures throughout by noted food photographer Battman

Pruess has provided the essential cookbook for anyone who enjoys cooking, wants to save money, or yearns for the comforting foods of childhood. Celebrity chefs such as Emeril Lagasse, Guy Fieri, and Martha Stewart have long recognized the benefits of cast-iron cooking. Finally, Pruess Cast-Iron Cookbook makes it easy for everyone to make everything from classics like Mom’s Mac and Cheese to contemporary restaurant-inspired favorites like Seared Swordfish over Japanese Noodles.

About the Author

Joanna Pruess is an award-winning author of nine cookbooks, including Mod Mex and Seduced by Bacon. Her articles and recipes have appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Washington Post, Saveur, Food & Wine, and the Associated Press syndicate. She lives in the Bronx, New York with her husband, restaurant critic Bob Lape.


Griswold and Wagner Cast Iron Cookbook:

Delicious and Simple Comfort Food

by Joanna Pruess

Skyhorse Publishing Hardcover Original

On Sale: November 2009

ISBN: 978-1-60239-803-0

Price: $24.95

Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

555 Eighth Avenue, Suite 903

New York, NY 10018

212 643 6816


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