Mrs. Witty's Home-Style Menu Cookbook

Mrs. Witty's Home-Style Menu Cookbook

by Helen Witty
     
 

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MRS. WITTY TALKS THE REAL MASHED POTATOES

Come home to honest American cooking. In a cookbook that's wise, personal, feisty, and loving, Helen Witty takes us on a 200-recipe journey back to our culinary roots, and reinstates the full-flavored dishes that once reigned over family tables everywhere. Peerless Mashed Potatoes and Pristine Pot Roast, chunky Lobster

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MRS. WITTY TALKS THE REAL MASHED POTATOES

Come home to honest American cooking. In a cookbook that's wise, personal, feisty, and loving, Helen Witty takes us on a 200-recipe journey back to our culinary roots, and reinstates the full-flavored dishes that once reigned over family tables everywhere. Peerless Mashed Potatoes and Pristine Pot Roast, chunky Lobster Stew and Angel Cake-page through this book as you would an heirloom file of dog-eared recipe cards, and listen to Mrs. Witty as she reveals over 40 years of professional secrets, from sniffing out the perfect melon to preparing, trussing, stuffing, and roasting a glorious Thanksgiving turkey.

Helen Witty is a contributor to Gourmet, Food and Wine, Family Circle, and numerous other magazines, and a three-time winner of the prestigious Tastemaker-IACP/Seagram awards for cookbook excellence. She and her husband live on the eastern end of Long Island, between potato fields and fleets of baymen.

"I have been eating Mrs. Witty's home-style menus for over thirty years now, and I'm happy to tell you they are GOOD." -RICHARD L. WITTY

"Mrs. Witty's book makes us long for a weekend invitation to her home . . . to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at least twice. Filled with Helen's wit, warmth, charm-and flavor combinations-this book will bring us all back to our kitchens with fresh ideas for our favorite dishes." -JULEE ROSSO AND SHEILA LUKINS, authors of The New Basics Cookbook

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Library Journal
Two menu cookbooks celebrating simple American-style food. Witty is the author of Fancy Pastry ( LJ 5/15/86) and coauthor, with Elizabeth S. Colchie, of Better Than Store-Bought ( LJ 5/15/79). Her very chatty book features lots of comfort food organized into categories such as ``A Dinner To Ask a Person To.'' Her collection of homey recipes could serve as an antidote to some of the overly trendy cookbooks out there. McLaughlin's recipes are more sophisticated than Witty's, but his menus also are designed for casual entertaining. Along with classics like choucroute and potato gratin are dishes such as Cornmeal Fettucine with Quail and Shiitake that reflect the author's background as a contributing writer to Julee Rosso and others' The Silver Palate Cookbook ( LJ 6/15/82); some personal favorites, some interesting ideas, a few creations that seem a bit too esoteric. Both these books are timely and likely to be popular.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894806902
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.83(d)

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