Brian Boitano has traveled all over the world for skating competitions, and he is fascinated with other cultures and their cuisine. He now finds the same deep fulfillment in cooking and entertaining that he once found in skating. His adventures abroad influence his own style of cooking, as does his Italian heritage, where great food has always been a key part of any gathering. Some of Boitano’s favorite food memories revolve around family get-togethers, and his cookbook includes personal vignettes and dishes that are inspired by memorable family recipes.

The recipes in What Would Brian Boitano Make? emphasize taste, convenience, and nutrition. Boitano pairs intriguing flavors and textures, playing with the balance of opposites to add complexity to his recipes. While gourmet in taste, the ingredients are easily accessible to any home cook. Mouthwatering recipes include: Paella Sliders, Crab-and-Avocado Crostini, Blood Orange Mojito, Butternut Squash Soup with Goat Cheese Toasts, Heirloom Tomato Cantaloupe and Feta Salad, Summer Squash Risotto with Grilled Lemon Basil Chicken, Pork Tenderloin with Warm Plum Salsa, Salmon with Pea and Basil Pesto, and Coconut Flan.

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The Chew: Make-Ahead Meals on Ice
Olympic great Brian Boitano joins Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly to talk about his new cookbook, What Would Brian Boitano Make?; Michael Symon makes a Braised Pot Roast with freezer leftovers, and Mario cooks a Mother’s Day meal of Roasted Pork and Penne Pasta with Asparagus and Peas.

Cooking On The Couch With Brian Boitano
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Check, Please! Bay Area’s eighth season episode 4 (#804) profiles and reviews three Bay Area restaurants

Cookbook: ‘What Would Brian Boitano Make?’
San Jose Mercury News

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IceTalent Inc

Olympic Notes
The Boston Globe (Scroll down for blurb on Brian!)

Gold Medalist Brian Boitano
HuffPost Live – Gold medalist Brian Boitano stops by to discuss his new cookbook, “What Would Brian Boitano Make?” about creating the perfect meal for friends & family. He’ll also talk about his legendary career and life after figure skating.

Steve Malzberg Show

Olympian Brian Boitano Dishes on New Cookbook
E! Online – What would Brian Boitano do? Well, for one thing, he’d come out with a new cookbook.