Can You Take the Heat?: The WWF is Cooking!

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Things are starting to sizzle in the kitchen. Can you take the heat?

Want to know what's in The Rock's Famous Rock-Bottom Pancakes? What Chyna eats to make her the Ninth Wonder of the World? What dishes can make even Stone Cold Steve Austin smile? Here's your chance to find out. If you think you can handle it, you too can eat like a World Wrestling Federation Superstar. Champion wrestlers need fuel — lots of it — and quick and delicious meals ...

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Overview

Things are starting to sizzle in the kitchen. Can you take the heat?

Want to know what's in The Rock's Famous Rock-Bottom Pancakes? What Chyna eats to make her the Ninth Wonder of the World? What dishes can make even Stone Cold Steve Austin smile? Here's your chance to find out. If you think you can handle it, you too can eat like a World Wrestling Federation Superstar. Champion wrestlers need fuel — lots of it — and quick and delicious meals are a priority, not an option.

In Can You Take the Heat?, the Superstars of the World Wrestling Federation serve up their favorite meals...with a whole lot of "Attitude." And to make it even better, each mouthwatering recipe is introduced by good ol' J.R., who offers the behind-the-scenes "dish" on each meal and the wrestlers who love it, peppering the book with plenty of down-home Federation flavor.

Get started with out-of-this-world appetizers like Sgt. Slaughter's Mess Hall Dip, Mick Foley's Knuckle Sandwiches, and Chyna's Guacamole Salad.

Move on to the main-event recipes: Stone Cold's Rattlesnake Rib Rub, the Hardy Boyz' Chicken-Fried Steak, Triple H's Swordfish a Ia Helmsley, J.R.'s Tex-Mex Stew, Big Boss Man's "Pepper" Steak, Rikishi's Rump Roast, and Mean Street Posse Potpie. And if you're watching your waistline, you'll even find some lighter fare like Ivory's One-Pan Fish Dinner and Tori's Maple Barbecue Chicken.

Now throw on some killer tag team side dishes: Too Cool's "Home Boy" Fries, Al Snow Peas, Billy Gunn's Grilled Badd Ass-paragus, and Acolytes' Beer Bread.

Getting full? Well, don't tap out, because we've saved the best for last: Smackdown desserts like Kane's Red Velvet Cake, McMahon Millionaire Pie, and Stone Cold Cinnamon Ice Cream.

A hardcore cookbook that will have all those fancy-pants recipe books running for cover, Can You Take the Heat? dishes up delicious, stick-to-your-ribs meals that will satisfy even the biggest appetites.

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Word on the street is that certain WWF stars can whip out a souffle as quickly as hey can a Figure Four Leg Lock and that Mick Foley's self-punishment ends on the way to the kitchen. Julia Child might wince, but we can all smell what the World Wrestling Federation is cooking: Its hundred million viewers makes the Federation one of the most popular enterprises on earth. And also, by the evidence of this well-apportioned cookbook, one of the best fed. Four stars and Triple H.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060393786
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim "J.R." Ross has been involved in the sports-entertainment business for more than twenty-five years. In addition to being the "voice" of the World Wrestling Federation, he currently serves as senior vice president of talent relations and wrestling administration. The proud father of two daughters, he lives in Norwalk, Connecticut, with his wife, Jan.

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Read an Excerpt

Two of my greatest loves are eating good food and talking about my experiences with the talented men and women of the World Wrestling Federation, and Can You Take the Heat? more than fills the bill on both fronts! In this cookbook, you will enjoy a wide variety of delicious recipes from all the Superstars (even a few recipes that have been in my family for generations) and will get an upclose, behind-the-scenes look at the most talented sports entertainers in the world. Good groceries and the World Wrestling Federation: an unbeatable tag team!
Jim Ross


Triple H's
Swordfish a la Helmsly

Makes 3 to 4 servings

"Triple H is one of the most intelligent and best-conditioned athletes in the business, and he knows as much about nutrition as anyone. He started concentrating on bodybuilding as a teenager, and he has since shown many of his fellow grapplers the correct way to eat. It's important to use fresh swordfish and to avoid overcooking because it can get as tough as shoe leather. Old J.R. can also live without the watercress."

Ingredients

1 teaspoon butter or low-fat spray
1 1/2 pounds swordfish steaks
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons dried sweet or regular basil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Watercress (optional)



Instructions

1. Grease a broiler rack or broiling pan with the butter and place it about 2 inches below the broiler element. Preheat the broiler.

2. Wash the steaks and sprinkle them with the salt,pepper, and paprika. Place the steaks on the preheated broiler rack.

3. Coat the top of the steaks with half the olive oil and broil for 3 minutes. Turn the steaks over and coat the other side with the remaining olive oil, then sprinkle with the basil. Broil for an additional 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and, if desired, garnish with watercress.

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Interviews & Essays

Exclusive Author Essay
Two of my greatest loves are eating good food and talking about my experiences with the talented men and women of the World Wrestling Federation. My new cookbook, Can You Take the Heat?, more than fills that bill on both fronts! In this book, you will enjoy a wide variety of delicious recipes from all the WWF Superstars and will get an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at the most talented sports entertainers in the world.

Included are personal recipes from Stone Cold Steve Austin's Rattlesnake Rib Rub, The Rock's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies, Mick Foley's Knuckle Sandwiches, and Jerry Lawler's Chicken à la King. We've got The Acolytes' famous Beer Bread recipe, Rikishi's Rump Roast, plus delicious and nutritious dishes from Chyna, Trish, Debra, Lita, Kat, Terri, Jacqueline, Stephanie, Tori, and Ivory. And let's not forget one of my boss's favorites, Vince McMahon's Big Broiled Grapefruits.

Besides this great assortment of "recipes with attitude," I've included some of my Mama's recipes we discovered in the family Bible after she had passed on. Those recipes represent the great American food I was raised on and still love. And finally there are fantastic recipes contributed by my lovely wife, Jan, who is a gourmet cook in her own right. Together, these terrific recipes make Can You Take the Heat? perfect for WWF fans and their moms alike!

But there's more than just recipes in this book. We've collected up-to-date photos of all the Superstars, and I've written stories and anecdotes to go along with each recipe. I've seen these people at their best and at their worst, and oh yes, there are stories to share.

We know you'll enjoy this book because you will learn a lot of things about our stars and pick up some damn good recipes for dishes with so much taste and attitude that they've become favorites of the WWF Superstars. I kid you not; this book was a lot of fun to put together and is a lot of fun to read as well. Good groceries, great locker room stories, and the WWF...an unbeatable tag team! --"Good ol' J.R.," Jim Ross

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2003

    I can take the heat.

    I think this book rocks. It features some of my favorite superstars favorite recipes. There is a new cookbook that's out right now also. I look forward to reading that one too!!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2002

    Funny Cook Book!!!

    This was a funny book. Doodles are not Jericho. Because Jericho sucks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2000

    ' Can you take the heat?'

    If you like good cooking, like wrestling, and like just plain fun, you should pick up this hot title. kickflip65

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2000

    for a chef this book is a bunch of fun

    i loved ths book to no end i cook so much stuff from it for my family. and i have been a fan of wrestling for quite a while so that made it more fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2000

    MMM MMM GOOD!!!!!!!!

    The recipes sound great and I can't wait to start cooking. Jim Ross has put his heart and soul into helping making this book possible. I believe it is a must for all kitchens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2000

    Two Thumbs Way Up!

    Unfortunately the only recipes I have are ones I've gotten off of liveregis.com. But I just finished tasting Kurt Angle's homemade apple pie and it is absolutely wonderful! I'm also getting ready to cook Swordfish a la Helmsley and I can't wait! But I especially can't wait to buy this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2000

    Can you smell what the WWF is Cooking

    I really enjoy the WWF, so when they came out with a cookbook, I bought it as fast as I could. The recipes all sound delious, I can't wait to try them all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2000

    Good Eatin'

    I didn't have high expectations when I picked up the book, but after thumbing through it I've changed my mind. The recipes are simple and easy to prepare. Plus, who else would know good food better than a pro wrestler?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2000

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

    I tried one of the recipes in the book by The Rock and It was great!!!!!!! It was more than great it was delicious!!!!!!!!!

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