Canada’s first Iron Chef America Champion shares the best of his family-friendly — and award-winning — casual meals.

Rob Feenie has been crafting simple yet special recipes throughout his celebrated career. Now, the longtime leader in the casual fine dining movement reveals his favourite recipes for the best meals in life: everyday cooking with family and friends. Purchase an autographed copy of the book at any Cactus Club Cafe location.

If you would like to meet Chef Feenie, check here for the dates of his book tour.

We have posted 6 featured recipes  for you to try out at home first before purchasing the book.

Rob Feenie’s Casual Classics brings together the best of these innovative and approachable meals. From such fundamental recipes as roasted tomato sauce and juicy poached chicken to globally inspired dishes like barbecued duck spring rolls, quinoa jambalaya and braised osso buco, these are real-life recipes — modern classics that are adaptable to budgets, dietary restrictions and busy schedules.

Every recipe has been tested in Feenie’s home kitchen in meals with friends and family, and approved by his own three kids, ages 3, 6 and 7. The result is a beautifully illustrated and inspirational compendium of family classics that is sure to become a staple in any home chef’s library.

In Casual Classics, Rob Feenie hits the nail on the head; the recipes and the stories are the perfect building blocks to delightful and delicious family means. Letting the ingredients shine is the best advice of all. – Mario Batali