Mad Hungry Cravings

Mad Hungry Cravings

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by Lucinda Scala Quinn
     
 

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173 Recipes for the Food You Want to Eat Right Now

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173 Recipes for the Food You Want to Eat Right Now

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Publishers Weekly
Quinn, the executive food editor of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and the host of Mad Hungry on the Hallmark Channel, offers her fifth cookbook, and the second in her Mad Hungry series for Workman; it contains 173 recipes designed to lure the family away from otherwise irresistible fast food and back to the dining room table. To accomplish this feat, she is not beyond venturing into the unhealthy. Witness her lumberjack breakfast sandwich, with its six eggs, eight bacon slices, four cheese slices, and some sausage to boot, or the bacon- and sour cream–laden potato skins. She can also, at times, be caught putting lipstick on a pig, by suggesting, for instance, that peanut butter with soy and Sriracha sauces can transform packaged ramen into a decent replica of cold sesame noodles, or that her N.Y.C. hot dog is “the kind you get at Gray’s Papaya,” though she pays no attention to the natural casing that gives the Gray dog its crunch. But balance is achieved with numerous nutritious recipes such as a chicken chive burger offered as homage to Shake Shack, and carrot and parsnip fries. Also, nutritious vegetables star in three of the book’s nine chapters: one focused on salads, one on veggie side dishes, and one entitled Noodles, Rice, and Corn. Though by corn, Quinn means polenta, with plenty of cheese. (Apr.)
Better Homes & Gardens

“Score a family dinner home run with crowd-pleasing recipes from Lucinda Scala Quinn. Packed with everything from diner and burger joint favorites to takeout-style meals you can whip up at home, this book makes summer cooking fun.” --Better Homes & Gardens

From the Publisher
“A family dinner home run.”
—Better Homes & Gardens
 
“Teach[es] home cooks how to prepare better versions of fast food indulgences.”
—Boston Globe
 
“A thoughtful, well-crafted book.”
—Portland Oregonian
 
“With Lucinda at your side, you can cook what you crave at home; it will be tastier, healthier and much less expensive.”
—BookPage
 
“A remarkable collection. . . . Mouth-watering recipes . . .  [are] clearly written and easy to follow.”
—Deseret News
 
“The latest work from the guru of real family meals.”
—The Denver Post
 
“Will appeal to readers looking for indulgent home-cooked recipes to satisfy fast-food cravings.”
Library Journal

“Score a family dinner home run with crowd-pleasing recipes from Lucinda Scala Quinn. Packed with everything from diner and burger joint favorites to takeout-style meals you can whip up at home, this book makes summer cooking fun.”Better Homes & Gardens

Library Journal
Mad Hungry host Quinn (executive food editor, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia) here encourages busy families to make their favorite restaurant foods (e.g., Chicken Tikka Masala, Deep-Dish Pizza) at home, arguing that the home-cooked versions will be fresh, nutritious, and less expensive. After offering tips on how to simplify cooking routines and stock a multiethnic pantry, she shares recipes for breakfasts, mains, sides, snacks, drinks, and sweets. VERDICT This title will appeal to readers looking for indulgent home-cooked recipes to satisfy fast-food cravings. For a healthier take, try Devin Alexander's Fast Food Fix.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579654382
Publisher:
Artisan
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
357,156
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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