Puddles ABC

Puddles ABC

by Rozanne Gold

Great dishes with only three ingredients are the winning basis of this cookbook of party ideas, hors d'oeuvres, menus, and cocktails. 32 color photos.  See more details below


Great dishes with only three ingredients are the winning basis of this cookbook of party ideas, hors d'oeuvres, menus, and cocktails. 32 color photos.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This collection is intended to reassure panic-prone cooks that they, too, can feed their guests, be it New Year's Eve, a wedding breakfast or a casual lunch. Continuing her three-ingredient approach, Gold (James Beard Award-winning Recipes 1-2-3: Fabulous Food Using Only Three Ingredients; Recipes 1-2-3 Menu Cookbook) provides 10 chapters on quandaries such as serving morning guests, sit-down dinners (with advice on every season), holiday entertaining and "spontaneous entertaining." In her introduction, Gold encourages would-be party planners: "Whatever it is, put it on a beautiful plate and call a friend, or two." But often her three-ingredient recipes require at least one ingredient that would stump cooks outside of the biggest cities. For example, Sable with Dill Cream calls for 11/2 pounds of smoked sable; Socca Blini, Olive "Caviar" calls for three-quarters of a cup of prepared black olive tapenade or eggplant caviar. Still, the book runs the gamut on entertaining--from how it works in Gold's own home ("I own two 12-cup coffeemakers and use one or both as needed, transferring the contents to an attractive insulated pot") to "grapenotes" on wine selection with menus and simple recipes for practically every occasion, such as Wrinkled Potatoes with Salmon Caviar for Valentine's Day, and Tri-Tip Fillets in American Red Wine for a celebratory Fourth of July. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Bon Appetit
Three ingredients, elegant food: That's the winning formula behind the Recipes 1-2-3 Menu Cookbook by Rozanne Gold.
—On Recipes 1-2-3 Menu Cookbook
Wine & Spirits
Its simplicity is invigorating. With each recipe containing no more than three ingredients, the idea of making a three-course dinner on a work night is no big deal.
—On Recipes 1-2-3 Menu Cookbook
Amanda Hesser
Ms. Gold's approach is well-executed, and so many of the dishes impress upon you the power of wholesome, quality ingredients that it is far better than any cookbook promoting easy cooking that I have tried.
—From The New York Times on Recipes 1-2-3 Menu Cookbook
Barbara Albright
Rozanne Gold keeps her 1-2-3 magic going. Like the author, the menus are sophisticated and show a firm grounding in culinary know-how.
—From Associated Press on Recipes 1-2-3 Menu Cookbook
Mark Bittman
Rozanne Gold is the leader of a minimalist sect, one that uses the fewest possible ingredients to produce dishes that are not just credible but delicious.
—"The Minimalist," New York Times
Laura Shapiro
Gold has a real food lover's knowledge of honest ingredientsand with these as your building blocks, it's hard to miss.

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