Dad's Own Cookbook: Everything Your Mother Never Taught You

Dad's Own Cookbook: Everything Your Mother Never Taught You

by Bob Sloan
     
 


FROM DADíS OWN MEATLOAF TO TIRAMISU, FROM CANAPES FOR 25 TO PIZZA NIGHT.

Itís time to put aside your fears of the kitchen. Whether showing how to juggle three dishes so dinner comes out on time, which cuts of meat to roast and which to pan-fry, or how to bake bread with your kids during Sunday football, DADíS OWN is the cookbook that

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FROM DADíS OWN MEATLOAF TO TIRAMISU, FROM CANAPES FOR 25 TO PIZZA NIGHT.

Itís time to put aside your fears of the kitchen. Whether showing how to juggle three dishes so dinner comes out on time, which cuts of meat to roast and which to pan-fry, or how to bake bread with your kids during Sunday football, DADíS OWN is the cookbook that assumes nothing.

Its lively charts, tips, and directions replace intimidation with pleasure, and its spirit of camaraderie will instill confidence in every cook-to-be.

ýThe other day I came across an extraordinary cookbook. . . . Beginning cookbooks usually contain nothing you might want to eat. But Bob Sloan covers all the basics . . . in admirable recipes that are a pleasure to eat. . . . If I had had this book twenty years ago, I could have saved myself a river of frustration in the kitchen.OJim Harrison, Esquire

ýFor the culinary neophyte, Dadís Own Cookbook is one of the best primers published.O Florence Fabricant, The New York Times

ýDads who say they canít put a meal on the table have just run out of excuses.O Associated Press

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Esquire
"An extraordinary cookbook. Sloan covers all the basics...in admirable recipes that are a pleasure to eat. If I had had this book 20 years ago, I could have saved myself a river of frustration in the kitchen."

—Jim Harrison, Esquire

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"An extraordinary cookbook. Sloan covers all the basics...in admirable recipes that are a pleasure to eat. If I had had this book 20 years ago, I could have saved myself a river of frustration in the kitchen."
—Jim Harrison, Esquire
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Space may be the final frontier for some, but for others--men, maybe?--it could instead be the kitchen. Sloan has assembled a light-hearted, very practical book aimed at fathers (or anyone) who is kitchen-shy and cuisine-ignorant. The author points out--accurately--that many cookbooks assume a level of competence that some beginners just don't have. He takes his readers in hand and literally tells them how to boil water. Also, how to shop, select good kitchen ware, organize the pantry and get a meal on the table. After mastering these basics, Sloan gets us started with breakfast recipes and goes on to homemade pizza and fare for a child's birthday party. Along the way, the designated cook can assign tasks to the kids to familiarize them with cooking. For some who might think that Dad's Own involves microwaving a prepared meal and sprinkling on a little pepper, forget it. Sloan believes in cooking from scratch. At first glance, tossing off chicken breasts with prosciutto and mozzarella or organizing a cocktail party may seem impossible for a novice. And yet, Sloan's extremely well-organized recipes and preparation and cooking tips should have even take-out devotees thumbing the pages for new recipes to try. Illustrations not seen by PW. (May )
Library Journal
This book has a curiously dated feel to it; weren't cookbooks for the helpless male popular in the 1970s? Sloan, a New York City caterer, includes a lot of information about cooking basics, along with simple recipes, mostly designed with the kids in mind, though there are some more sophisticated attempts too. However, the tone of the book at times verges on that of a third-grade reader (``How Dad Likes to Cook Fish''), with a few sports analogies thrown in for good measure (``these are the Titleists of meatballs''). There are plenty of good basic cookbooks around, as well as more specialized titles like Michele Urvater's Monday to Friday Cookbook ( LJ 9/15/91), for any busy cook with children to feed. Nevertheless, expect demand.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894807664
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/05/1993
Pages:
295
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.75(d)

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