Solo Suppers: Simple Delicious Meals to Cook for Yourself

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Most recipes serve four to six people, leaving the solo cook in a predicament. Enter acclaimed cookbook author Joyce Goldstein and her stellar repertoire of meals that are fun for one. From hearty recipes like Spicy Tortilla and Lime Soup and Tuscan Style Rib-Eye Steak with Rosemary and Garlic, to dressed-up salads and seasonal fruit gratins, each dish is designed to serve one in style. Essential tips and techniques offer valuable advice on smart shopping for one and stocking the pantry. Numerous recipe ...
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Overview

Most recipes serve four to six people, leaving the solo cook in a predicament. Enter acclaimed cookbook author Joyce Goldstein and her stellar repertoire of meals that are fun for one. From hearty recipes like Spicy Tortilla and Lime Soup and Tuscan Style Rib-Eye Steak with Rosemary and Garlic, to dressed-up salads and seasonal fruit gratins, each dish is designed to serve one in style. Essential tips and techniques offer valuable advice on smart shopping for one and stocking the pantry. Numerous recipe variations take advantage of seasonal ingredients, while an array of sauces can turn that salmon fillet or lamb steak into a gourmet feast. When the good company is your own, Solo Suppers is the way to go.
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This is another user-friendly book by a well-known San Francisco teacher, chef and restaurateur (Square One) Joyce Goldstein, that meets a very specific need: These are recipes for the single guy or gal who doesn't want to make do with corn flakes or cottage cheese for dinner. The author doesn't rely on shortcuts, unless you consider polenta with spinach and peas or asparagus with eggs and Parmesan a shortcut.
Many of Goldstein's dishes segue into second meals; all rely on excellent fresh ingredients. With this book as a guide, it's easy to eat well when you're home alone. -San Francisco Chronicle
Publishers Weekly
For many single folks, dinner options often are limited to ordering in or fixing some scrambled eggs and toast. And when the urge to cook a full meal does strike, soloists are habitually left with loads of leftovers. Enter Goldstein, a chef, author and teacher who cooks for herself a few nights a week. She presents this good-looking collection of recipes for "when you are alone and want a satisfying home-cooked meal." Goldstein (The Mediterranean Kitchen) explains how to go food shopping for one (a "challenging" task, she admits), how to transform leftovers into appealing new dishes (e.g., put leftover chicken in a salad, soup or risotto), how to stock a basic pantry, and how to keep wine (buy half bottles or use wine preservative spray). The author follows these clever tips with a slew of terrific recipes from sauces to pastas and grains to seafood and meat and even desserts for one. Most recipes are for average-size portions for one person, and feature Italian, Asian, Mexican, Spanish and even Middle Eastern influences. Goldstein acknowledges that not all the recipes are quick or meant for beginning cooks. But they are generally simple and revolve around fresh ingredients and smart combinations. Standouts include the comforting Chicken and Bread Soup, healthy and hearty Farro Salad, dependable Orecchiette with Broccoli and Chickpeas (to which one might add crabmeat or sausage), simple Asparagus with Eggs and Parmesan Cheese, and succulent Roast Chicken with Garlic, Lemon, and Herbs. (Sept.) Forecast: Goldstein's book could do well in cities, where there are high concentrations of single chefs and an abundance of fresh ingredients. According to the publisher, over 30% of Americans are single or cook for one. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811836203
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Pages: 156
  • Sales rank: 954,696
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce Goldstein, chef, author, and teacher, is an acknowledged expert on both Jewish and Mediterranean cooking, as revealed in such books as Enoteca (0-8118-2825-5) and her unprecedented exploration of Jewish cuisine from the diaspora begun in Cucina Ebraica (0-8118-1969-8) and Sephardic Flavors (0-8118-2662-7). She lives in San Francisco.

Judi Swinks is a San Francisco-based photographer specializing in food and flowers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Shopping for One 9
Planning Meals 10
Stocking the Basic Pantry 10
Outfitting the Kitchen 16
Keeping Wine 16
Pantry Sauces 19
Main Dish Soups 37
Main Dish Salads 55
Pastas and Grains 69
Eggs and Cheese 89
Fish and Seafood 105
Poultry and Meat 123
Desserts 145
Index 154
Table of Equivalents 156
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  • Posted January 27, 2014

    Recommend this book. The recipes have generous portions which c

    Recommend this book.
    The recipes have generous portions which could serve two in a pinch or can easily be doubled.  The recipes are also nutritious and have great eye apeal.

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