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.

5-Alarm Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Chile Lime Popcorn

Beet-Er Tots

Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream

Perfect Cheese Sauce

Kentucky Cooler

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Mean Green Smoothies

Smothered Potato Tot Nachos

Bourbon and Dried Plum Stuffed Pork Loin

Pumpkin Spice Crumble with Pear and Cranberry

Energy Balls

Sour Cream and Onion-Spiced Grilled Tornado Potatoes

Smoked Paprika and Bacon Popcorn

Sweet Vanilla Peanut Popcorn

Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney

Grilled Turkey Sausage with Cucumber Relish

Pizza Party at Home

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

Grilled Slow-Cooked BBQ Ribs

S'mores Dip with Spiced Chocolate Ganache

Spiced Cauliflower Rice

Chicken and Steak Kebabs

Spiced Avocado Toast with Citrus-Cured Salmon and Poached Egg

Grilled Zucchini and Squash with Brown Sugar-Bourbon Pumpkin Seeds

Spring Vegetable Salad with Horseradish and Lemon Vinaigrette