Sam the Cooking Guy: Just a Bunch of Recipes

( 6 )

Overview

‘I can't cook.’ I hear that all the time. And it's not that you can't—it's that you don't. It's that we've been wrecked by cooking shows with their millions of complicated steps and crazy-ass ingredients. Ingredients you can't find, let alone pronounce. That's not how I want to cook. I want to eat well, but I don't want it to take a year. Who's making stuff like 'Truffled Peruvian Mountain Squab with Chilled Framboise Foam' anyway?

"So this book is about food that's big in taste and small in effort. Just great-tasting stuff with no fancy

... See more details below
Paperback
$12.75
BN.com price
(Save 32%)$18.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (43) from $1.99   
  • New (14) from $1.99   
  • Used (29) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

‘I can't cook.’ I hear that all the time. And it's not that you can't—it's that you don't. It's that we've been wrecked by cooking shows with their millions of complicated steps and crazy-ass ingredients. Ingredients you can't find, let alone pronounce. That's not how I want to cook. I want to eat well, but I don't want it to take a year. Who's making stuff like 'Truffled Peruvian Mountain Squab with Chilled Framboise Foam' anyway?

"So this book is about food that's big in taste and small in effort. Just great-tasting stuff with no fancy techniques and definitely no over-the-top ingredients, as in everything-comes-from-a-regular-supermarket—cool concept, huh? It's just a bunch of recipes you'll easily be able to make and enjoy."
From Sam the Cooking Guy

Look inside for great recipes like these:

• One Dank Tomato Pie • "Whatever" Spring Rolls • Five-Minute Stir-Fry Noodles • O.F.R.B.P.J.G.O. • Awww Nuts! • BBQ Chicken Pizza • Halloween Chicken Chili • Fridge Fried Rice • Sam's Sticky Sweet BBQ Ribs • Stuffed Burgers • Pesto BBQ Shrimp • Chili Salmon • Motor Home Meatballs • Spicy-ish Sausage Pasta • The Great Potato Cake • Brussels Sprouts You'll Actually Eat • (Fake) Creme Brulee • Chocolate Toffee Matzoh  • Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Cup Things

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Zien, creator and host of the television show Sam the Cooking Guy, is very clear from the onset that he is not a chef; he also believes that certain things, like measuring ingredients (unless baking), are a "waste of time" and that 350 degrees is the "universal temperature" at which to cook everything. A self-proclaimed "regular guy," Zien thinks that people have "been wrecked by cooking shows with their millions of complicated steps and crazy ass ingredients." His recipes are for people who want to cook, but want to spend as little time and effort in the kitchen as possible. Two of his favorite ingredients, which show up frequently, are prebaked pizza crust (used in his pesto pizza recipe, which also calls for ready-made pesto) and "ready bacon," which simply needs to be microwaved. Other dishes include a Tomato and Potato Chip Sandwich and Stir Fry Noodles made with Styrofoam cup instant ramen. Some dishes, though lacking originality, call for fresh ingredients and explain simple techniques, like the Adobo Chicken or Ginger Scallops. Foodies won't be impressed, and even those with mild interest in putting together their own meals might want to be challenged a bit more. (Mar.)

Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
School Library Journal

Zien is the host of Sam the Cooking Guy, a popular series that began airing in San Diego in 2002; his new show for the Discovery Health channel, Just Cook This, premiered last fall. He's not a chef, and he describes the food he makes as "great-tasting stuff with no fancy techniques and definitely no over-the-top ingredients." Recipes are quick and simple: "Whatever" Spring Rolls, for example, and Mac and (Blue) Cheese with Bacon (made with Kraft Macaroni & Cheese). Zien's style is in your face, and some readers may find his somewhat sophomoric sense of humor wearing, but his fan base is definitely increasing. Buy for demand.

Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470043738
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/17/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 537,711
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam Zien

SAM ZIEN is a twelve-time Emmy Award winner and the creator and host of Sam the Cooking Guy. His latest show is Just Cook This with Sam the Cooking Guy. Visit his website, is TheCookingGuy.com.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Thank You.

Introduction.

Basic Stuff to Know.

I Love Brunch.

Appetizers.

Soup and Salad.

Fast Food.

Just Chicken.

My Favorites.

Outside Food.

Seafood.

The Weather Blows, But the Food Doesn't.

Don't be Mean to Vegetables.

Desserts.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 6 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(5)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews
  • Posted April 22, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    LOVE THIS BOOK!

    Just got this book 2 weeks ago before Sam's 2nd cookbook came out. I actually read it cover to cover and laughed out loud! My husband even thinks its' funny. I've tried 3 recipes and all were delicious and easy!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 15, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    very tasty meals

    Guys will like this book as much as the gals in the kitchen. Uses several cooking methods and simple ingredients. The results are delicious!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2008

    Outstanding!

    Sam is a genius with these big but easy dishes! I made frito chili bags and they were amazing! Thanks Sam you rock!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2008

    It totally sounds like Sam

    If you've ever watched the show, the book totally sounds like him. It's way fun and the recipes are great... He makes me want to cook!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2008

    Entertaining with a side of cooking

    This is the only 'cookbook' I have ever read without bothering to look at the recipes. I feel as if I know Sam just by reading his take on life! He makes entertaining sound like fun with a little side order of food and drink - what a goal. This will be my new gift for friends and family for any occasion - holiday, birthday, dinner invite,......

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)