The sons of celebrity chef Paula Deen
hope their new magazine will inspire a lot of good old-fashioned home cooking.
The quarterly created by Jamie and Bobby Deen and published by Hoffman Media just launched its first issue -- which features almost 100 recipes. And while Deen Bros. Good Cooking
aims to get men into the kitchen, it also wants to bring families together around the dinner table.
"The recession can have some positive effects," Jamie Deen, 42, told Slashfood. "It's going to force people to not go out and eat fast food. We think eating at home is one of the first changes. Get everybody's feet back under the same table."
In that vein, the magazine he co-founded with his brother Bobby, 39, offers a series of simple recipes made with affordable, easy-to-find ingredients – like cheese and beer dip, Creole shrimp, pesto sirloin steak, shrimp and mushroom pasta, tilapia piccata and a grilled banana dessert.
"We're just showing people easy ways to cook good food that's good for you," Deen said. "We keep it real simple."