Sam the Cooking Guy: Just a Bunch of Recipes

Sam the Cooking Guy: Just a Bunch of Recipes

by Sam Zien


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‘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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470043738
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/17/2008
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 245,497
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Thank You.


Basic Stuff to Know.

I Love Brunch.


Soup and Salad.

Fast Food.

Just Chicken.

My Favorites.

Outside Food.


The Weather Blows, But the Food Doesn't.

Don't be Mean to Vegetables.



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Sam the Cooking Guy: Just a Bunch of Recipes 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
CBcooks More than 1 year ago
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!
iggies More than 1 year ago
Guys will like this book as much as the gals in the kitchen. Uses several cooking methods and simple ingredients. The results are delicious!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sam is a genius with these big but easy dishes! I made frito chili bags and they were amazing! Thanks Sam you rock!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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,......