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Whether its pancakes on a Saturday morning or dinner on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday when Moms away on a business trip, today its as important for men to know how to cook as it is for women, and to redress that all-to-typical imbalance here is DADS OWN COOKBOOK.

As much about attitude as it is about technique, DADS OWN takes fear out of the kitchen and replaces it with a reassuring camaraderie. Bob Sloan is a self-taught professional chef who knows how to teach the basics in jargon-free language, from how to hold a knife to why heat a pan before sauteeing to what parts of a chicken to buy. There are tips on shopping, storage, preparation, timing; primers on meat, fish, cheese, grilling, and wine; plus dozens of feature boxes.

Chicken Breast Piccata. Asparagus and Orange Vinaigrette. Baked Mackerel with Sundried Tomatoes and Herbs, Dads Official Meatloaf, Mexican Chicken Stew, and Apple Brown Betty. Not only does DADS OWN solve the problem of how to cook, but it deliciously solves the problem of what to cook. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and Better Homes and Gardens Family Book Service. 233,000 copies in print.

Synopsis:

A cookbook just for Dad! Today it's as important for men to know how to cook as it is for women. Written by a self-taught professional chef who knows how to teach the basics in jargon-free language, Dad's Own Cookbook's lively tips, lessons, charts, and 200 recipes will instill confidence in every cook-to-be. Two-color illustrations and inviting spreads offer visual assistance throughout.

Synopsis:

Praised by food writer Florence Fabricant in The New York Times as "One of the best primers ever published," Dad's Own Cookbook is still the perfect guide for every single dad facing new responsibilities in the kitchen, or married dad who has to step up to the plate . . . and serve it. As Jim Harrison wrote in Esquire, it is "an extraordinary cookbook. Sloan covers all the basics . . . in admirable recipes that are a pleasure to eat. If I had had this book 20 years ago, I could have saved myself a river of frustration in the kitchen."

Dad's Own Cookbook is one-stop shopping, from how to hold a knife, to 150 absolutely terrific recipes. Bob Sloan, who began as a self-taught cook and is a professional chef and caterer, knows intimately how to navigate a kitchen—and he covers it all: tools, techniques, ingredients, shopping, timing, and getting a meal on the table, whether a weeknight meat loaf for the kids or a weekend dinner party. He tells dad how to select the choicest meats and freshest fish; how to read a recipe; why to heat a pan before sautéeing the food; and how to organize it all into dinner (or breakfast, or lunch, or pizza night, or Thanksgiving). There are quick lessons on the microwave, the grill, the food processor; tips on everything from chopping to steaming; wine and cheese primers; the four basic potatoes and eight ways to prepare them; perfect lunchbox sandwiches and treats; and throwing the perfect birthday party for a child.

And, of course, not just the how of cooking, but the what: Dad's Official Meat Loaf, Cajun Baked Salmon, Stuffed Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese, Caesar Salad, Lamb Shish Kebab, Jambalaya with Shrimp and Chicken, Puffed Pancake, Steak Fajitas, Dad's Own Apple Pie, Chocolate Pudding. It's time to make Dad the new hero of the kitchen.

Synopsis:

It's time to become the new hero of the kitchen. Or at least put aside your fear of frying (not to mention sautéing, roasting, or tossing a salad). Dad's Own Cookbook shows how to do everything from handling a knife properly to juggling three dishes so that dinner comes together on schedule. Its lively charts, tips, and directions replace intimidation with pleasure and camaraderie, and its 150 great recipes will turn the most culinarily challenged dad into the family chef.

Synopsis:

FROM DADíS OWN MEATLOAF TO TIRAMISU, FROM CANAPES FOR 25 TO PIZZA NIGHT.

Itís time to put aside your fears of the kitchen. Whether showing how to juggle three dishes so dinner comes out on time, which cuts of meat to roast and which to pan-fry, or how to bake bread with your kids during Sunday football, DADíS OWN is the cookbook that assumes nothing.

Its lively charts, tips, and directions replace intimidation with pleasure, and its spirit of camaraderie will instill confidence in every cook-to-be.

ýThe other day I came across an extraordinary cookbook. . . . Beginning cookbooks usually contain nothing you might want to eat. But Bob Sloan covers all the basics . . . in admirable recipes that are a pleasure to eat. . . . If I had had this book twenty years ago, I could have saved myself a river of frustration in the kitchen.OJim Harrison, Esquire

ýFor the culinary neophyte, Dadís Own Cookbook is one of the best primers published.O Florence Fabricant, The New York Times

ýDads who say they canít put a meal on the table have just run out of excuses.O Associated Press

About the Author

Bob Sloan is a professional chef, teacher, and author who runs his own catering business. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons, both of whom love to cook.

Table of Contents

Introduction

GETTING STARTED

Shopping

Shopping Through the Mail

Health Food

Labels

The Herb and Spice Primer

Dads Basic Kitchen Equipment

The Food Processor

The Microwave

Food Safety and Storage

Freezing

How Long Will It Last

Real Men Do Measure

How to Read a Recipe

Demystifying the Saute Pan

Cleanup

BREAKFAST

The Basic Egg

Boiled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs

Fried Eggs

Poached Eggs

Omelets

Pancakes

French Toast

Breakfast in Bed

Slow Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Sour Cream, and Caviar

Mimosa

CafE au Lait

Hot Cereal

Frittata

Home-Fries Supremo

Puffed Pancake

Muffins

A Good Cup of Coffee and a Nice Cup of Tea

Yogurt and Fruit

LUNCH

Six Sandwiches the Kids Will Eat

Grilled Cheese

Turkey Club

Sloppy Joes

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Tunafish Salad

B.L.T.

All-Star Sandwiches

Four All-American Lunches:

Hamburgers

Hot Dogs

Quick Macaroni and Cheese

Chefs Salad

Lunch Treats

Yogurt Smoothie

Dads Own Egg Cream

Trail Mix

The Lunchbox

Instant No-Recipe Lunches

English Muffin Pizza

Yogurt Buffet

Tuna Patties

Macaroni and Cheese

Instant Burritos

Using Up Leftovers

Quick Leftover Lo Mein

Chilaquiles with Chicken, Tomatoes, and Cheese

Minestrone Deluxe

DINNER

Mapping Out Dinner

Chicken Basics

Cuts, Servings, Storage

Roast Chicken

Broiled Chicken

Fried Chicken

Sauteed Chicken

Perfect Roast Chicken

Oven-Baked Middle Eastern FriedO Chicken

Chicken Breast Piccata

Chicken with Tomato and Sausage

Beef Basics

Cuts, Servings, Storage

Broiled Beef

Stewed Beef

Braised Beef

Roast Beef

Pan-Fried Beef and Burgers

Chopping an Onion

Dads Official Meat Loaf

Roast Beef

Pot Roast

Stuffed Flank Steak

London Broil

Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli

Mexican Feast

Assembling the Feast

Steak Fajitas

Chicken Burritos

Vegetarian Tacos

Dirty Rice

Lemonade Ice Cream Pie

Lamb Basics

Cuts, Servings

Pan-Fried Lamb

Roasting Lamb

Broiling Lamb

Loin Lamb Chops with Red Wine Sauce

Shoulder Lamb Chops with Garlic and Rosemary

Pork Basics

Cuts, Servings, Storage

Roast Pork

Pan-Fried Pork

Baked Ham

Broiled Pork

Hunan Orange-Ginger Roast Loin of Pork

Breaded Pork Chop

Pork Chop and Potato Casserole

Fish Basics

Buying, Servings, Storage

Broiled Fish

Pan-Fried Fish

Baked Fish

Fish Baked in Foil

Poached Fish

The Fish Primer

Red Snapper Baked in Foil

Fillet of Sole with Saffron and Tomato Cream Sauce

Cajun Baked Salmon

Baked Mackerel with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Herbs

Pan-Fried Flounder

The Shellfish Primer

Cajun BBQ Shrimp

Stir-Fried Scallops with Red Pepper, Peas, and Baby Corn

RICE AND POTATOES

Boiled White Rice

Basic Rice Pilaf

Basic Brown Rice

Baked Wild Rice

Kasha

The Basic Potato

Boiled Potatoes

Baked Potatoes

Oven-Roasted Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

French Fries

Oven-Roasted Fries

Baked Potato as a Meal

Stuffed Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

Pan Roasted New Potatoes

VEGETABLES

Cooking the Basic Vegetable

Boiling

Steaming

Microwaving

Stir-Frying

Artichokes

Curry Dip

Asparagus

Orange Vinaigrette

Beets

Beet and Cucumber Salad

Broccoli

Sauteed Broccoli and Mushrooms

Carrots

Carrots with Orange and Mint

Microwaved Glazed Carrots

Cauliflower

Curried Cauliflower and Potato

Corn

Corn Pudding

Green Beans

Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic

Mushrooms

Peas

Peas with Cream and Almonds

Spinach

Spinach and Cheese

Zucchini

Zucchini and Tomatoes

TWO FANCY DINNERS

A Light Summery Supper

The Timetable

Chicken Tortellini with Prosciutto and Tomato Cream Sauce

Baked Salmon with Herb Crust

Wild Rice with Grapes

Strawberry Mousse

Wine Primer

A Hearty Meal with a Mediterranean Flavor

The Timetable

Melon and Prosciutto

Mozzarella with Tomato and Fresh Basil

Fillet of Beef with Wild Mushrooms

Oven-Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Whole Garlic

Poached Pears with Vanilla Ice Cream and Orange Liqueur

The Table Setting

SALADS

The Basic Salad

Greens Primer

Salad Vegetables

The Basic Dressing

Oil and Vinegar

Dads Own Vinaigrette

Chicken Salad

White Bean and Basil Salad

Greek Salad

Caesar Salad

Spinach Salad

Waldorf Salad

Carrot and Black Bean Salad

Tuna, Chickpea, and Smoked Cheddar Salad

Red Potato Salad

Watercress, Snow Pea, and Melon Salad

Coleslaw

Complete Meal Salads:

Salad Nicoise

Japanese Beef Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

PASTA

The Pasta Primer

The Pasta Sauce Primer

Basic Tomato Sauce

Meatballs

Dads Own No-Boil Lasagna

Never-Fail Macaroni Casserole

Eight Steps to Pasta Heaven

Fettuccine with Tomato, Sausage, and Basil

Seafood Linguine

Penne with Tuna, Tomatoes, and Roasted Peppers

Spaghetti Carbonara

Empty Cupboard Pasta

Cold Tortellini Salad

Cold Peanut Noodles

Oriental Noodles with Chicken and Ham

SOUPS AND STEWS

The Basic Soups

Minestrone

Split Pea Soup

Dads Own Chicken Noodle Soup

New England Clam Chowder

Potato and Escarole Soup

Carrot and Orange Soup

Broccoli and Apple Soup

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Homemade Stock

Beef Stock

Chicken Stock

Mexican Chicken Stew

Mediterranean Fish and Seafood Stew

DESSERTS

Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Chocolate Pudding

Hermits

Dads Own Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Quick and Decadent Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Granola Coconut Bars

Dads Own Apple Pie

Dads Own Pie Crust

Daves Key Lime Pie

Super-Fast Saucepan Brownies

Peach-Blueberry Brown Betty

Tiramisu

The Simplest and Healthiest Dessert

Baked Apples

Melon and Honey and Lime

Poached Pears

Sauteed Bananas with Strawberries

Crystallized Orange Sections

MAKING BREAD AND PIZZA WITH THE KIDS

Bread Basics

Country White Bread

Whole Wheat Bread

Pumpernickle Raisin Bread

Cornbread

Irish Soda Bread

Dads Own Pizza

The Dough

The Toppings

Scones

COOKING IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

The Basic Grill

Techniques

Maintenance

Timing

Marinating

Basting

Dads Own Barbecue Sauce

Wine-and-Herb Marinade

Oriental Marinade

Barbecued Chicken

Barbecued Spareribs

Lamb Shish Kebab

Grilled Vegetables

Oriental Grilled Swordfish

Pork or Chicken Sate

Peanut Dipping Sauce

Mary Cleavers Boneless Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Rosemary

COOKING FOR A CROWD

Baked Smoked Ham

Dads Own Chili

Chicken Breasts with Prosciutto and Mozzarella

Red Snapper Vera Cruz

Jambalaya with Shrimp and Chicken

Whole Roast Beef Tenderloin

Moroccan Veal, Sausage, and Chicken with Couscous

Thanksgiving Dinner for Twelve

Roast Turkey

Dads Own Apple Sausage Stuffing

Quick Cranberry Chutney

Candied Sweet Potatoes

HOW TO THROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL PARTY

The Drinks

Simple Nibbles and Ethnic Edibles

Spring Rolls and Dim Sum

Guacamole

Miniature Quiches

Pate

Dolmas and Spanakopita

Salmon Caviar

Tapenade and Pesto

Pizza Rotolo

Goat Cheese Pita Pizza

Barbecued Chicken Wings

Hummus or Baba Ghanoush with Pita Triangles

Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce

Cheese and Crackers

A Menu for a Fancy Cocktail Party for 25

The Timetable

The Shopping List

Crudites

Sun-Dried Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Fresh Salsa and Chips

Jerk Chicken Wings

Salmon Hash in Endive

Melon and Prosciutto Rolls

The Cheese Primer

Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce

THROWING A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR YOUR CHILD

Party Themes

Games

Timetables

Party Food

Munchies

Pizza

Turkey Tacos

Sandwiches

Barbecued Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

Lasagna

Beverages

Cupcakes

Sundaes

The Birthday Cake

Primo Birthday Cake

Luscious Chocolate Frosting

Quick Vanilla Frosting

Frosting and Decorating the Cake

Glossary

IndeX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780894807664
Subtitle:
Everything Your Mother Never Taught You
Author:
Sloan, Bob
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Cooking and dining
Subject:
Beginner's Cookery
Subject:
Methods - Beginner's Cookery
Subject:
Quick & Easy
Subject:
Cooking - Reference
Subject:
Cooking : Courses & Dishes - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 1053
Publication Date:
19930105
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-color, illustrations throughout
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.32x7.40x.73 in. 1.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A cookbook just for Dad! Today it's as important for men to know how to cook as it is for women. Written by a self-taught professional chef who knows how to teach the basics in jargon-free language, Dad's Own Cookbook's lively tips, lessons, charts, and 200 recipes will instill confidence in every cook-to-be. Two-color illustrations and inviting spreads offer visual assistance throughout.
"Synopsis" by , Praised by food writer Florence Fabricant in The New York Times as "One of the best primers ever published," Dad's Own Cookbook is still the perfect guide for every single dad facing new responsibilities in the kitchen, or married dad who has to step up to the plate . . . and serve it. As Jim Harrison wrote in Esquire, it is "an extraordinary cookbook. Sloan covers all the basics . . . in admirable recipes that are a pleasure to eat. If I had had this book 20 years ago, I could have saved myself a river of frustration in the kitchen."

Dad's Own Cookbook is one-stop shopping, from how to hold a knife, to 150 absolutely terrific recipes. Bob Sloan, who began as a self-taught cook and is a professional chef and caterer, knows intimately how to navigate a kitchen—and he covers it all: tools, techniques, ingredients, shopping, timing, and getting a meal on the table, whether a weeknight meat loaf for the kids or a weekend dinner party. He tells dad how to select the choicest meats and freshest fish; how to read a recipe; why to heat a pan before sautéeing the food; and how to organize it all into dinner (or breakfast, or lunch, or pizza night, or Thanksgiving). There are quick lessons on the microwave, the grill, the food processor; tips on everything from chopping to steaming; wine and cheese primers; the four basic potatoes and eight ways to prepare them; perfect lunchbox sandwiches and treats; and throwing the perfect birthday party for a child.

And, of course, not just the how of cooking, but the what: Dad's Official Meat Loaf, Cajun Baked Salmon, Stuffed Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese, Caesar Salad, Lamb Shish Kebab, Jambalaya with Shrimp and Chicken, Puffed Pancake, Steak Fajitas, Dad's Own Apple Pie, Chocolate Pudding. It's time to make Dad the new hero of the kitchen.

"Synopsis" by ,
It's time to become the new hero of the kitchen. Or at least put aside your fear of frying (not to mention sautéing, roasting, or tossing a salad). Dad's Own Cookbook shows how to do everything from handling a knife properly to juggling three dishes so that dinner comes together on schedule. Its lively charts, tips, and directions replace intimidation with pleasure and camaraderie, and its 150 great recipes will turn the most culinarily challenged dad into the family chef.
"Synopsis" by ,
FROM DADíS OWN MEATLOAF TO TIRAMISU, FROM CANAPES FOR 25 TO PIZZA NIGHT.

Itís time to put aside your fears of the kitchen. Whether showing how to juggle three dishes so dinner comes out on time, which cuts of meat to roast and which to pan-fry, or how to bake bread with your kids during Sunday football, DADíS OWN is the cookbook that assumes nothing.

Its lively charts, tips, and directions replace intimidation with pleasure, and its spirit of camaraderie will instill confidence in every cook-to-be.

ýThe other day I came across an extraordinary cookbook. . . . Beginning cookbooks usually contain nothing you might want to eat. But Bob Sloan covers all the basics . . . in admirable recipes that are a pleasure to eat. . . . If I had had this book twenty years ago, I could have saved myself a river of frustration in the kitchen.OJim Harrison, Esquire

ýFor the culinary neophyte, Dadís Own Cookbook is one of the best primers published.O Florence Fabricant, The New York Times

ýDads who say they canít put a meal on the table have just run out of excuses.O Associated Press

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