CHARLOTTE: Charlotte-based Chef Bruce Moffett, owner of Moffett Restaurant Group, is releasing his first cookbook, Bruce Moffett Cooks: A New England Chef in A New South Kitchen. The book is currently available for presale, and will officially be released on March 11, 2019.
The cookbook, written alongside Keia Mastrianni and published by The University of North Carolina Press, blends Moffett’s New England past with the Southern culture that he has come to love. The book includes 120 recipes of staple foods such as soups, salads, pizza, pasta, vegetable dishes, breads, and desserts. Each meal has step-by-step directions, along with photographs from Stefani Haviv. A few standout dishes include Pickled Butternut Squash Ribbons, Creamy Spring Onion Soup, and Pecan-Crusted Lamb with Chipotle BBQ Sauce. Moffett works closely with local farmers and purveyors to have the freshest ingredients at his restaurants, and he spotlights many of these North Carolina producers in the cookbook as well.
“I’ve found so much joy in cooking and sharing meals with others,” said Moffett. “I wanted to create a book that enables the aspiring or expert chef to cook a fantastic meal right from the comfort of their home. If someone wants to learn how to cook high-quality meals with simple and clear steps, or even needs a cookbook to nudge them into the kitchen, this book is for them.”
Bruce has created a restaurant empire in Charlotte that currently includes Barrington’s, Good Food on Montford, and Stagioni. He also has plans for two new restaurants; N.C. Red will be opening in March of 2019, and Bao + Both will be opening late spring 2019 in the forthcoming Optimist Hall with executive Chef Larry Schreiber.
Bruce Moffett Cooks: A New England Chef in A New South Kitchen is available for presale on Amazon and wherever books are sold. Preorder your book here.
About Moffett Restaurant Group: Owned by Chef Bruce Moffett, Moffett Restaurant Group is a collection of restaurants in Charlotte, North Carolina. The restaurants include upscale, American cuisine at Barrington’s, tapas-style food at Good Food on Montford, and authentic Italian at Stagioni. MRG understands that dining out is as much about the experience as it is about the food. While all three MRG restaurants have their own style, décor and cuisine, they share one quality: a comfortable setting paired with innovative, seasonally-driven dishes. In spring of 2019, MRG will be adding two new restaurants to the group; N.C. Red and Bao + Broth. To learn more about Bruce Moffett and Moffett Restaurant Group, visit our website here or follow along on Instagram at @chefbrucemoffett,@stagioniclt, @goodfoodclt, @barringtonsclt and @uncpressblog on Twitter.