Sam the Cooking Guy: Awesome Recipes & Kitchen Shortcuts

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Fast, simple, and really great meals for real people-from Sam the Cooking Guy

On his popular television show, Sam Zien shows regular people how to make great meals that are long on taste and short on effort. Sam might not be Michelin rated, but his refreshing approach to cooking with basic ingredients, simple techniques, and equipment almost everyone has at hand makes cooking simple, fun, and satisfying. There's no foie gras, truffle oil, or papillote involved and it doesn't ...

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Overview

Fast, simple, and really great meals for real people-from Sam the Cooking Guy

On his popular television show, Sam Zien shows regular people how to make great meals that are long on taste and short on effort. Sam might not be Michelin rated, but his refreshing approach to cooking with basic ingredients, simple techniques, and equipment almost everyone has at hand makes cooking simple, fun, and satisfying. There's no foie gras, truffle oil, or papillote involved and it doesn't matter if you can't spell "hors d'oeuvre." There are no fancy techniques or rare ingredients here, just great tasting food that anyone can make.

Awesome Recipes and Kitchen Shortcuts makes it even easier with simple tricks for preparing great meals on the fly. Turn a roast chicken from the corner deli into a fake pulled pork sandwich. Keep pre-cooked pasta in the freezer and bust out a tub of pre-made pesto for an instant Italian meal.

  • Packed with simple cooking shortcuts that make great-tasting food simple-turn leftover roast beef into Shepherd's Pie or last night's French fries into this morning's Breakfast Burrito
  • Includes shockingly good recipes like Cap'n Crunch Seared Tuna, Sam's Mexican Meatloaf, Blue Cheese Gnocchi with Bacon, and Piña Colada Pancakes!
  • Based on simple ways to use easy-to-find ingredients, leftovers, and stuff that's in almost everyone's pantry
  • Written by Sam Zien, host of the popular cooking show "Sam the Cooking Guy" and author of Sam the Cooking Guy: Just a Bunch of Recipes

Keep it real and real simple with Sam's Awesome Recipes and Kitchen Shortcuts.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Library Journal
The television host known as "Sam the Cooking Guy" returns with another compilation of simple recipes useful for getting a meal on the table in no time. Employing just a handful of key ingredients, Zien (Just a Bunch of Recipes) shows readers how to whip up Piña Colada Pancakes, Blue Cheese Gnocchi with Bacon, Thai Curry Noodle Soup, or Shepherd's Pie without spending all day in the kitchen. Gourmands and sticklers will likely be incensed at many of his methods for standards like tomato soup (throw chopped onion and fresh basil in a blender, add a can of roasted tomatoes with garlic, then puree), as well as his reliance on canned and prepared products, but anyone unsure in the kitchen (or who views cooking as a chore) will find a wealth of ideas. Multiple suggestions for repurposing leftovers like meat loaf, mashed potatoes and store-bought rotisserie chicken will help readers avoid palate fatigue while saving money. Even those who already know how to boil eggs (yes, Zien includes a recipe for "the more-often-than-not screwed up" Hard-Boiled Egg) will likely find a few guilty pleasures here, along with some new time and money-saving tricks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470467947
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/12/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 450,879
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Ground Rules for Using This Book.

The Shortcut Pantry.

Sauces, etc.

Things to Eat with Your Fingers.

My Favorite Meal—Breakfast.

Soup or Salad with Half a Sandwich.

The Deli-Roasted Chicken.

Meat & Potatoes (make great leftovers).

Pasta.

Your BFF—Your Best Frozen Friend.

Desserts.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2010

    Fun, Easy, Practical Cookbook!

    Great cookbook. Lots of ideas with what you already have at home and easy recipes with out a lot of ingredients or complicated preperations! I've already found 3 more recipes I can't wait to try in the book and keep looking through it for more inspiration.

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  • Posted April 22, 2010

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    Sam is Awesome!

    Got this book yesterday and immediately read it cover to cover like I did with his first book. I love his show and his 2nd book is great, too! I'm going to try to cook my way through it! Can't wait!

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