Dr Oz: The Chew Cookbook Review
The Chew on Dr Oz brought the cooking talk show’s cast, including Dr Oz’s daughter Daphne, to the Doctor Oz Show for a candid conversation. Daphne also took us behind the scenes of the show.
Mario Batali said he likes the seasonal dishes and international flair of the conversations he has on the show with his co-hosts.
Daphne Oz: The Chew Behind The Scenes
Daphne Oz said she shows up at 6:30 a.m. for each day’s taping. Then she gets in hair and makeup with Carla. She also showed off the hazelnuts she keeps in her dressing room. Later, she rushed down to the show’s top secret production meeting.
After that, it was time for rehearsal on the stage, and it’s pretty crazy how many people are involved in making an hour of TV. Daphne also peeked inside the show’s kitchen, where a team creates each show’s menu of meals you see on TV.
Daphne Oz Cookbook – The Chew: Food. Life. Fun. Review
The set includes a fully functional kitchen, and by lunchtime, the gang is gathered for the show to begin. You can get a little of The Chew in your life via their just-released cookbook, The Chew: Food. Life. Fun., with 100+ recipes seen on the show. Of course, Dr Oz’s studio audience got the book for free.
Clinton said the book is more than just a cookbook. It also includes interviews with the cast, drink recipes, and entertaining advice. Carla and Clinton both said they’d gained (and since lost) 20 pounds as hosts of The Chew.
Mario Batali: Wine-Stained Pasta with Sausage Meatballs & Cauliflower Recipe
Mario made this recipe from the show’s cookbook. He said one of the keys is not to use too much sauce on your pasta. He said you should sauce your pasta more like you would dress a salad. Think of the sauce more like a condiment.
Of course, after the cooking was done, someone had to taste test it. Dr Oz handed the pasta to The Chew’s executive producer Gordon Elliott.
- 1 bottle Red Wine
- 2 1/2 pounds Sweet Italian Sausage
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1 medium Cauliflower, chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 2 cups Tomato Sauce (see recipe)
- 1 1/2 pounds Garganelli Pasta
- 2 tablespoons Salt
- Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 cup Pecorino Romano
- Reserve one cup of wine. Combine remainder of bottle with an equal amount of water in a stock pot.
- Peel the casings and form Sausage into marble-sized meatballs.
- Sauce meatballs on medium. Slowly introduce batches of meatballs into a pan, until browned. Remove from pot and set aside.
- Cook Cauliflower in pot for about five minutes.
- Stir in garlic and red pepper for about one minute. Then add reserved wine.
- Bring to a boil and return meatballs to the pot, adding tomato sauce.
- Boil again, then simmer and cook about five minutes.
- Add pasta and salt to boiling water/wine pot. Cook according to package directions, subtracting one minute.
- Ladle about 1/2 cup of the broth into the sauce pan just before pasta is done.
- Drain pasta and toss it with sausage dish. Serve immediately with Pecorino Romano.
Dr Oz: The Chew Tomato Sauce Recipe
Want to make your own homemade tomato sauce, like Mario Batali did? Check out this quick recipe.
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1 Onion, diced
- 5 cloves Garlic, sliced
- 3 tablespoons Thyme leaves
- 1/2 Carrot
- 2 28-ounce cans Peeled Whole Tomatoes
- Heat Olive Oil in a saucepan. Add onion and garlic, cooking until browned, up to 10 minutes.
- Stir in Thyme and Carrot for another five minutes. Carrot should become soft.
- Finally, stir in tomatoes and juice, bringing to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer about half an hour, until thick.