In Good Company

When it comes to cookbooks, I’m always on the lookout for those that offer a blend of creativity, accessibility, and a dash of personality. In Good Company: Easy Recipes for Everyday Gatherings by Corbin Tomaszeski, the renowned Canadian chef and television personality, checks all these boxes and more. This cookbook is a delightful journey through the world of approachable yet impressive dishes, perfect for hosting gatherings, big or small.

In Good Company is a beautifully designed cookbook that exudes warmth and hospitality right from the cover. Inside, readers are greeted with 120 recipes thoughtfully curated for all occasions, from casual weeknight dinners to special celebrations. What sets this cookbook apart is its focus on creating memorable dining experiences with ease, making it a must-have for anyone who enjoys hosting family and friends.

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Corbin Tomaszeski’s approach to cooking is both refreshing and practical. He understands that not everyone has hours to spare in the kitchen, so he presents recipes that are easy to follow and can be prepared without a culinary degree. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner, you’ll find recipes to suit your skill level. One such recipe is the Carole’s Famous Carrot Cake with Creamed Cheese and Candied Orange Frosting in our Recipe section. With a nod to Corbin’s mom’s sweet skills, this cake will remind you of comfort and fall flavours. 

Tomaszeski’s diverse culinary background shines through in this cookbook. With recipes inspired by his Polish heritage, travels around the world, and his experiences in the culinary industry, there’s something for everyone. From Pierogi Dumplings to Tandoori-Spiced Chicken, the range of flavors is truly impressive.

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Throughout the book, you’ll find helpful cooking tips and techniques. These little nuggets of wisdom come from Tomaszeski’s years of experience and make the recipes even more approachable. Whether it’s advice on knife skills or tips for achieving the perfect sear on a steak, these insights elevate the cookbook’s value. Tomaszeski goes a step further by providing sample menus and drink pairings for various occasions, which is a thoughtful touch. It takes the guesswork out of planning a cohesive and impressive meal.

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The visual presentation of In Good Company is exceptional. The mouthwatering photographs of each dish will inspire you to dive into the kitchen and start cooking. It’s clear that a lot of care went into capturing the essence of each recipe.

In Good Company: Easy Recipes for Everyday Gatherings by Corbin Tomaszeski is a delightful addition to any home cook’s library. Its emphasis on approachable yet delectable dishes, combined with Tomaszeski’s culinary wisdom, makes it an ideal resource for hosting memorable gatherings. Corbin Tomaszeski has truly created a book that brings people together in the spirit of good food and company. Purchase the book at or go to our Giveaway section and win a copy.

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Excerpted from In Good Company: Easy Recipes for Everyday Gatherings by. Corbin Tomaszeski with Karen Geier. Photographs by Christian Lalonde. Copyright 2018 by Corbin Tomaszeski. Excerpted with permission from Figure 1 Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.