Synopses & Reviews
In Perfect One-Dish Dinners, the New York Times best-selling author Pam Andersonand#160;shares her secret for having people over without breaking stride: Make just one dish. Instead of a parade of offerings, she focuses attention on a single main courseand#8212;a rustic tart, paella, grilled platter, or homey stew. Perfect One-Dish Dinners showcases about forty such meals, perfect for every season and occasion, all designed to wow guests, calm the cook, and relieve the dishwasher at the end of the night. and#160; Stews for All Seasons Worldly Casseroles Roasting Pan Complete Big Summer Salads and Grilled Platters and#160; But thatand#8217;s not all. If the cook wants to make something extra, Pam provides a compatible appetizer, salad, and dessert for every one dish. And as a special bonus, she throws in and#8220;nearly instantand#8221; alternatives for eachand#8212;more than 200 mixable, matchable recipes. Whether for a book group, church get together, birthday party, or family supper, Perfect One-Dish Dinnersand#160;makes easy, shareable meals perfectly doable.and#160;
"Bestselling author and USA Weekend food columnist Pam Anderson (The Perfect Recipe) continues her quest for perfection in this accessible, engaging collection of meals based around a singular dish. Grouped into four sections summer salads and grilled platters; casseroles; the roasting pan; and stews Anderson smartly mixes classics like Osso Bucco, Paella, and Lasagna with riffs on standards like Coq Au Vin (here with white wine and spring vegetables) and a Spanish beef stew (with bell peppers, chickpeas, saffron, paprika, and orange). Complementary appetizers, sides, desserts, and wine pairings are thoughtfully included for every dish, enabling cooks to expand their menus and palates even further; virtually all sides and accompaniments are within the capabilities of most home cooks, but those pressed for time or patience will appreciate Anderson's suggestions for easy off-the-shelf substitutes. Whether readers are new to cooking or simply looking for new ideas for meals, Anderson's winning collection is sure to encourage and inspire. (Sept.) In this dense text, Guthrie, an editor at the magazine Christianity Today, draws conclusions about Jesus from 300 questions that Christ asked in the scriptural Gospels and the Book of Acts (e.g., 'Who do you say that I am?'). Jesus used questions to start relationships with strangers and to force humanity to face its own corruption. He is described not as an easygoing man but as the frustrated God who requires 'discernment and a rational discipleship.' Guthrie demonstrates that Jesus answered in black-and-white terms and would have rejected postmodernist interpretations. In the last seven chapters, Guthrie shows how some of Jesus' questions place him in opposition to gay marriage, premarital sex, etc. While the book's angle is unique, the questions are lost amid its overarching themes and present-day implications; readers may need to use the index to locate the questions in each chapter. Better organization or design could also have provided clarity. Yet those who stick with this challenging read will find that Jesus' questions are relevant today, and his answers more practical than ever. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Pam Anderson's cookbooks have lived on my shelves for years and years---long before I ever had the idea to write one myself. Her elegant but reassuringly approachable style of cooking inspires both foodies and home cooks alike. Pam makes you feel like you can cook anything, and with her help, you can! --Ree Drummond, author of the New York Timesbestseller The Pioneer Woman Cooks
A "New York Times"-bestselling author shares her secret for having people over without breaking stride: make just one dish. From paella to homey stew, this volume showcases about 40 such meals, perfect for every season and occasion. Full color.
Perfect recipes for one-dish meals from the best-selling author of the Perfect Recipe books.
About the Author
PAM ANDERSON is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great and the best-selling Perfect Recipes for Having People Over and The Perfect Recipe, winner of an IACP Award. The monthlyandnbsp;food columnist for USA Weekend, she is a contributing editor to Fine Cooking and Runner's World. She is the former executive editor of Cook's Illustrated and teaches cooking classes across the country and appears frequently on TV and radio.