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The Quarantine Collective- Book

“...Katie and Anthony have a Who’s Who from the culinary world who have come on board to help with recipes and how to’s to help those of us who want to up our game and have the time on our hands to perfect those skills.” -Al Roker

About the book

What distinguishes this e-cookbook from the rest is that it is not just a collection of recipes, it also serves as a reference manual to empower home cooks. Every chapter opens with a series of appendices with advice and guidelines for readers to make their own substitutions and master the carefully curated recipes that follow.  


Each appendix was penned by experts in their field:


Eggs by Amy Currie, a James Beard awarded culinary producer, food stylist and recipe developer.

Fruit & Veg by Michele Ragussis, an experienced executive chef, “Chopped” champion and founder of Chefs For Disaster Relief.

Pasta by Anthony Contrino, an Italian-American food expert and host of The TODAY Show’s original digital series, “Saucy.”

Meat by Matt Abdoo, a TODAY Show regular and chef/partner of Pig Beach.

Dessert by Katie Stilo, a classically-trained pastry chef and TODAY Show food stylist, and Molly Wenk, a food stylist, culinary producer and host of Martha Stewart’s digital series, “Frosted.”

Cocktails by Alejandro Mazza, a Milan-based sommelier and mixologist.


Recipe contributors include: Emmy-nominated and James Beard Award winning chef Jet Tila, Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey of Food Network’s “The Grill Dads,” Andrew Whitney of NYC’s dell'anima, Carrie Morey of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, lifestyle expert Chadwick Boyd and executive chef and author Stephen Collucci to name a few.


All proceeds will benefit The James Beard Foundation's Open for Good, a campaign supporting the recovery and rebuilding of an independent restaurant industry that is stronger than ever.


The Quarantine Collective is a virtual community of food and beverage professionals created by food stylists and culinary producers Anthony Contrino and Katie Stilo. When the pandemic hit, our industry was turned upside-down, with many friends losing any planned work and restaurants closing their doors.  Needing a distraction and creative outlet, we banded together, posting content to unite and inspire people through cooking.