Acclaimed Chef Paul Kahan Joins BlueStar® All-Star Program & Brings His Singular Cooking Style Home

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With his latest cookbook “Cooking for Good Times: Super Delicious, Super Simple”, released on October 15th, Chef Kahan keeps it simple, seasonal & delicious, cooking favorite meals on commercial-style BlueStar® appliances in his newly renovated lakeside cabin kitchen

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Chef Paul Kahan at home with BlueStar

I think the only thing on the residential market that really functions like a true professional stove for the home is a BlueStar range. The high BTUs and even performance from the open burners, are just awesome...and it looks super cool.

BlueStar®, manufacturer of high performance cooking appliances for the home, is proud to announce that Chef Paul Kahan, internationally acclaimed executive chef of Blackbird, avec and The Publican, among others, and author of the newly released cookbook, “Cooking for Good Times: Super Delicious, Super Simple,” has joined the BlueStar® All Stars, an exclusive group of chefs and influencers who are passionate about achieving restaurant quality results at home.

Chef Paul Kahan is known in Chicago and beyond for serving what he describes as elegant and imaginative Midwestern cuisine—farmers’ cheese tortellini, porchetta from pork raised in Fairbury, Illinois—with enormous flavors and impeccably sourced ingredients. While Kahan made his mark through his ingredient-driven cooking techniques at some of the country’s finest restaurants, if you ask the chef, his favorite place to cook is right at home in his kitchen, surrounded by friends and family.

The chef’s lakeside cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is his personal retreat. Peek into this kitchen and it’s evident that the BlueStar® gas range is the star of the show. The kitchen features a high-performance 36” RNB range with Frenchtop in the glossy Precious Metals ginger spice color plus a sleek BlueStar® Manhattan ventilation hood. BlueStar®, a brand synonymous with power and performance, offers a full, coordinated suite of appliances with commercial-level quality and performance for the serious home cook.

“I think the only thing on the residential market that really functions like a true professional stove for the home is a BlueStar range. The high BTUs and even performance from the open burners, are just awesome. The French Top, which you usually can only find in commercial kitchens, gives me an incredibly consistent heat, and has multiple heat zones, perfect for finishing stews and other home cooked dishes…and it looks super cool,” says Chef Paul Kahan.

These high performance appliances enable Chef Kahan to deliver a repertoire of rustic, super-delicious, low-stress food to cook for gatherings. As Kahan puts it, “at the end of the day, what I love is cooking. My favorite place to cook is right at home in my kitchen, surrounded by friends and family, talking, laughing and having a great time.”

“Chef Kahan’s passion and creative approach to cooking is an inspiration to home cooks and professionals alike," said Eliza Sheffield, President, BlueStar®. "We are thrilled to collaborate with the chef to highlight the joys of using the right tools in a home kitchen to deliver restaurant-quality results.”

Kahan’s latest book, which released October 15th, “Cooking for Good Times” (co-authored by avec’s Chef de Cuisine Perry Hendrix and Rachel Holtzman), shares his best kept secrets for approachable cooking for friends and family, using basic techniques to whip up all elements of a meal. With recipes ranging from Roasted Chicken with Smashed Potatoes and Green Sauce to Farro with Roasted Cauliflower, plus more than 125 mouth-watering photographs, Kahan's playbook is guaranteed to make hosting more relaxing, fun and delicious.

For an exclusive peek at one of Chef Kahan’s new recipes, BRINED AND BRAISED PORK SHOULDER WITH WHITE BEANS, CHORIZO, AND CIDER, as well as other seasonal recipes, check out the BlueStar® Blog https://bit.ly/2lXvUlf and follow BlueStar® on Instagram @bluestarcooking. Share you own favorite recipes and mealtime memories with #bluestarcooking.

About BlueStar®
Designed and built in Pennsylvania since 1880, BlueStar® cooking, refrigeration and ventilation products are handcrafted for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant-quality results in their own kitchens. The award-winning line includes high-performance gas ranges, cooktops, electric and gas wall ovens, complementary kitchen ventilation hoods and premium refrigeration. BlueStar® is the only pro-style appliance brand to offer virtually unlimited options for personalization, including more than 1,000 colors and trims as well as highly customizable cooking surfaces, swing and French oven doors, and restaurant accessories like salamander broilers, charbroilers, Frenchtops and oversized ovens that fit commercial sheet pans. Design a customized BlueStar® appliance online at “Build Your Own BlueStar.” For general information, visit http://www.bluestarcooking.com.

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