James Briscione

James Briscione is a two-time Chopped champion and was named one of People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Chefs Alive’ in 2016. He is the author of four books: Just Married & Cooking (Scribner ’11), Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson (Sourcebooks ’15), The Great Cook (Oxmoor House ’15) and Finding Flavor (HMH ’18). Since 2008, he has operated Just Married & Cooking, LLC with his wife, Brooke Parkhurst. Together, they also teach a series of date night cooking classes at The Institute of Culinary Education, where James is currently the Director of Culinary Development. After leading some of the top kitchens in United States — including Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, AL and the famed Restaurant Daniel in New York City — James found his place teaching and inspiring the next generation of great chefs. You can currently follow the culinary adventures of James and his family in their Food Network digital series, Cooking with Dad.

Bourbon Balls

Creamed Kale Gratin

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Roasted Fall Vegetable Hummus

Mean Green Smoothies

Beet-Er Tots

Perfect Cheese Sauce

Smothered Potato Tot Nachos

Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream

Kentucky Cooler

Bourbon and Dried Plum Stuffed Pork Loin

Sour Cream and Onion-Spiced Grilled Tornado Potatoes

Pumpkin Spice Crumble with Pear and Cranberry

S'mores Dip with Spiced Chocolate Ganache

Blackened Fish Tacos with Chili-Spiced Slaw and Charred Scallion Salsa

Grilled Zucchini and Squash with Brown Sugar-Bourbon Pumpkin Seeds

Grilled Slow-Cooked BBQ Ribs

Spiced Cauliflower Rice

Chicken and Steak Kebabs

Spiced Avocado Toast with Citrus-Cured Salmon and Poached Egg

Crunchy French Toast

Pizza Party at Home

Birthday Cake Blondies

Spiced Old Fashioned

Grilled Corn with Cheesy Taco-Spiced Butter

Cheesesteak-Stuffed Grilled Cheese

Mississippi Tamale Pie