The Storm Gourmet: A Guide to Creating Extraordinary Meals Without Electricity

The Storm Gourmet: A Guide to Creating Extraordinary Meals Without Electricity

by Daphne Nikolopoulos
     
 

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This book proves that, with a little planning and minimal effort, you can eat surprisingly well during power outages. In hurricane season, this book is a crucial resource. It can be used for any emergency or anytime you are without power. And you can use this book for quick, easy meals anytime, especially for camping or for quick summer meals. You will find

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This book proves that, with a little planning and minimal effort, you can eat surprisingly well during power outages. In hurricane season, this book is a crucial resource. It can be used for any emergency or anytime you are without power. And you can use this book for quick, easy meals anytime, especially for camping or for quick summer meals. You will find shopping lists for creating the ultimate emergency pantry; more than 70 recipes using nonperishable and shelf-stable food items; suggested menus for quick, well-balanced meals; a practical guide to growing a storm-proof herb garden; advice, tips, and anecdotes about weathering the storm. Yes, gourmet meals can be prepared from canned goods with some fresh ingredients.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
In her handy easy-to-navigate cookbook, Nikoupolos doesn't tell just how to get by at meal time, she gives instructions on how to make a party of it.
Library Journal
A survivor of Florida's recent hurricanes and the managing editor of Palm Beach Illustrated magazine, Nikolopoulos was struck by the lack of recipes for interesting meals that could be prepared without cooking appliances. Her attempt to fill that gap might be considered a niche cookbook whose usefulness extends beyond the disaster-stricken public that the author hopes to serve. Although Nikolopoulos claims that her recipes-more than 70 using nonperishable food items, e.g., Cranberry Orange Chicken and Rose Water-Scented Pistachio Pudding-can be prepared in blizzard conditions as well as in tropical climates, there are too many references to picking up tropical fruit from your neighbor's yard to make these dishes truly useful without some adaptation for those living in northern areas. Most of the ingredients are readily available, but some, often crucial items-like orange- and rose-blossom water, guava paste, instant pasta, and the ubiquitous "table cream"-are uncommon. With creativity, however, campers and those who don't have ready access to mangoes and avocados year-round could make use of this book. The recipes are easy to follow, and the variations in meals would certainly be welcomed during a crisis that resulted in power outages for more than a few days. For larger cookbook collections in public libraries, particularly where weather crises or campers create a demand.-Elizabeth Rogers, CEF Lib. Syst., Plattsburgh, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561643349
Publisher:
Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Daphne Nikolopoulos is the editor in chief of Palm Beach Illustrated and editorial director of Palm Beach Media Group, which oversees Naples Illustrated, Weddings Illustrated, Palm Beach Charity Register, Naples Charity Register, and palmbeachillustrated.com. Born in Athens, Greece, Ms. Nikolopoulos has worked as a journalist in the U.S., U.K., and Greek markets since 1990, specializing in travel, food, and luxury lifestyles. During her career, she has traveled the globe and experienced world culture both on and off the beaten track.

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