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Name:  Dan Smith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

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Smith lives in Chicago.

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Smith and his partner Steve McDonagh are caterers turned restauranteurs turned cookbook authors. They are the original winners of ''The Next Food Network Star'' where they brought their signature style of casual entertaining to their first book. These Hearty Boys don't solve literary mysteries, but they sure are great at demystifying party-throwing. Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh are two guys who never attended culinary school yet built one of Chicago's most popular catering businesses, and now run the popular restaurant ''Hearty''. Their self-deprecating, natural approach to cooking, which made them such a hit on the Food Network, comes through on every page of their cookbook, ''Talk with Your Mouth Full''. Packed with exciting but accessible recipes, clever how-to tips, and a gaggle of tales from the catering trenches, their cookbook is a truly entertaining guide to the art of entertaining.


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