Geoffrey Zakarian’s Daughters’ Recipes Are Just What Your Family Needs

Take a class inspired by the family’s new cookbook when you activate a six-month subscription to Food Network Kitchen in partnership with QVC.

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October 02, 2020

Cooking with your family is one of the most satisfying and fun activities you can do together — and when your dad is an acclaimed chef like Geoffrey Zakarian, you probably spend a lot of time learning tricks and tips in the kitchen. GZ’s daughters, Madeline and Anna, share their favorite recipes and kid-friendly cooking techniques in their new cookbook, The Family That Cooks Together — and they (along with Dad!) host some brand-new, family-friendly cooking classes that feature recipes from the book on Food Network Kitchen.

It’s so much fun to watch this family cook together and their classes are perfect for cooking along with your crew, too. Here are three to get you started:

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Anna Zakarian says this version of the classic sandwich is "way easier to eat than the triple-decker one you can get at restaurants." And it’s true — the petite size is perfect for toting on picnics ("or golfing!" Anna jokes with her dad), and is easy for kids to stack and hold. Plus her tip on placing the tomato between two pieces of lettuce saves you from a soggy sandwich.

Geoffrey Zakarian makes Olive Oil Granola Bars, as seen on the Food Network Kitchen App

Geoffrey Zakarian makes Olive Oil Granola Bars, as seen on the Food Network Kitchen App

Madeline Zakarian joins her dad in this class for an easy dump-and-stir snack recipe. The mixture of nuts, seeds and dried fruit gets held together with peanut butter, olive oil and maple syrup for a pantry-friendly bar that is layered with lots of complementary flavors and textures.

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Nostalgic for frozen fish sticks? Geoffrey’s upgrade is a recipe both kids and their parents will love — it’s all the crunch and reliability of the freezer version, plus the added flavor of salty Parm and a dill-and-caper dipping sauce.

Geoffrey is celebrating the launch of this cookbook and ushering in the season of family-friendly meals with QVC, where you can find all the tools for making cooking with your kids easier and more fun. From October 3, 2020 to October 18, 2020, if you purchase a qualifying item in QVC’s kitchen sale, you can activate a six-month subscription to Food Network Kitchen.

Here are a few items in the sale that might catch your eye. They’re great tools for getting your family fed fast — and smiling!


This compact device is great for blending creamy soups right in the pot.


Geoffrey’s hefty kitchen workhorse is great for comforting braises, roasts and even breads, and the cleanup will always be a breeze.


This versatile countertop appliance is compact, but still offers enough room to crisp up six chicken breasts or a 13-inch pizza for an easy dinner.


Are you a corner person when it comes to brownies or blondies? Then this pan is for you.


This innovative design keeps your fingers away from the blade, but still affords you even, chef-quality slices.

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Starting 10/03/2020, customers who purchase a qualified item on are eligible to receive a 6-month complimentary subscription to Food Network Kitchen. Only new subscribers are eligible. See here for eligible items. Cannot be combined with any other offer, free trial or promotion. Must be redeemed by 11/18/2020. Complimentary subscription automatically converts to a paid subscription on an annual basis (payment of $39.99, not including taxes) unless canceled during complimentary subscription. Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.

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