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Celebrity Chef Chris Santos Debuts SHARE, His First Cookbook

Chef Chris Santos, acclaimed restaurateur and judge on the Food Network’s CHOPPED, debuts cookbook -- SHARE: Delicious and Surprising Recipes to Pass Around Your Table -- that highlights his credo for serving unforgettable food and drinks to friends and family.

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You've all seen him as the edgy judge on Food Network's CHOPPED. Chef Chris Santos, a celebrity chef and owner of famous restaurants like The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex, and VANDAL, published his first cookbook, SHARE, which serves up the unique communal dining that Santos has made his signature in his restaurants on the Lower East Side of New York City. This cookbook offers more than100 extraordinary “big platter” recipes for his creative take on old school favorites, specifically made for family-style dining, as well as small plates that are fun to serve when entertaining.

Cobb Salad Bites with Avocado Vinaigrette

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Invented at Hollywood’s Brown Derby restaurant, Cobb Salad is a signature dish that is commonly found in restaurants. In this recipe, Chef Santos has taken the essential ingredients like bacon, eggs, avocado, and blue cheese to create bite-sized salads. The salad is served in bacon cups to highlight the crispy bacon and features shredded Brussels sprouts (vs. traditional iceberg lettuce) for the extra crispy texture.

Open-Faced Chicken Arepas

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Arepa, a Colombian corn cake typically filled with roasted meats and cheese, has transformed into a non-traditional open-faced version topped with chicken marinated in chipotle chiles for smoky flavor, Manchego cheese, and pickled jalapeno garnish.

The Famous French Onion Soup Dumplings

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Everyone's favorite soup, French onion soup, can now be served in a bite-sized form. This unique twist on soup dumplings highlight the rich, beefy broth, caramelized onions, a bit of the soaked bread, and bubbling cheese all in one bite.

French Toast Bread Pudding with Pumpkin Maple Syrup

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Indulge in the comfort of French Toast and Bread Pudding - the soaking bread in custard - with this recipe featuring French Toast Bread Pudding with Pumpkin Maple Syrup. Enjoy the perfect proportion of bread to custard, and add the drizzle of pumpkin maple syrup to reminisce on the perfect Sunday morning.

Black-Bottomed Butterscotch Pots de Crème

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Dessert lovers, rejoice. These layered butterscotch desserts with a hidden chocolate base and an unexpected coconut-infused whipped cream topping will satisfy all your sweet cravings. You will want to dig down into the bottom of the glasses to get the perfect trifecta of flavors.

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