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Mr. Food Cooks Pasta
     

Mr. Food Cooks Pasta

by Art Ginsburg
 
There are few cooks as popular as Mr. Food, and there are few foods as popular as pasta! The two finally meet in Mr. Food Cooks Pasta, a brand-new book that finds Art Ginsburg devoting his loving attention to luscious lasagnas, magnificent macaronis, and tempting tortellinis. Mr. Food resists the conventional wisdom that claims pasta is suitable only as the

Overview

There are few cooks as popular as Mr. Food, and there are few foods as popular as pasta! The two finally meet in Mr. Food Cooks Pasta, a brand-new book that finds Art Ginsburg devoting his loving attention to luscious lasagnas, magnificent macaronis, and tempting tortellinis. Mr. Food resists the conventional wisdom that claims pasta is suitable only as the center of a family's meal. Among the more than 100 recipies, there are dozens of scrumptious suggestions for salads, rich soups, and even pasta desserts, along with recipes for side dishes and exciting sauce suggestions. At last, a cookbook that tells us how to prepare every pasta imaginable, in the shortest possible time.

Author Biography: Art Ginsburg has been appearing as Mr. Food for more than fifteen years, and his show is the largest food news insert in the nation, seen in more than four hundred cities. He has sold almost two million of his Mr. Food cookbooks. A native of Troy, New York, he now resides in South Florida, where he produces his syndicated television show.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688116019
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/19/1993
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.67(d)

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"Hot or Not" Ziti with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This will be the hit of your party -- and the great thing is that if you're not sure just when your guests will arrive, or if you're taking it along on a picnic, you won't have to worry! It can be served warm or at room temperature (that's actually how I prefer it). Either way, it's as rich as can be.

1 pound ziti
1/2 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 package (3 ounces) sundried tomatoes, blanched and slivered
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the ziti to desired doneness; drain and place in a large bowl. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat; add the garlic and saut� for about 1 minute. Add the slivered sun-dried tomatoes and saut� for about 1 to 2 minutes more. Stir in the chicken broth and cook just to heat the mixture. Remove the tomato-broth mixture from the heat and pour over the ziti. Add the remaining ingredients, toss until well blended, and serve.

about 6 servings


Tex-Mex Lasagna

This has become a family favorite because of the popularity of Tex-Mex. It has that little different touch that raises eyebrows. (And we don't have to cook the noodles first...yup, that's right. They go in uncooked -- you'll see.)

1 cup ricotta or cottage cheese
2 1/4 cups shredded mozzarellacheese, divided (2 cups equals 8 ounces)
1/2pound (1/2 of a 16-ounce box) uncooked lasagna noodles

Sauce

1 pound ground beef
1/2cup chopped onion
1 cup tomato paste (1 6-ounce can contains about 2/3 cup)
1cup picante sauce (medium or mild)
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil

In a large skillet, make the sauce by browning the beef with the onion; drain the liquid. Add the tomato paste, picante sauce, water, oregano, and basil; mix well and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese and 3/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese; set aside. Coat a 7" X 11" baking pan with nonstick vegetable spray. Layer the ingredients in the pan as follows: 1/3 cup of the sauce, half of the uncooked lasagna noodles, and half of the ricotta cheese mixture; repeat the same layers and top with the remaining sauce, then the remaining 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next day, uncover and bake in a preheated 350 degrees F. oven for 1 hour, or until light golden. Remove from the oven and let stand for 20 minutes for easier serving.

about 6 servings

Mr. Food Cooks Pasta. Copyright � by Art Ginsburg. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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