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Just in time for the June wedding season, Barber and Whiteford have collected 125 elegant recipes especially for newlyweds. These twin sisters, authors of Cocktail Food and Wraps, have good ideas for everyday meals and, as former owners of Thymes Two catering in San Francisco, they also have infectious enthusiasm for entertaining. Their book starts with chapters on assembling kitchen equipment and pantry staples, and moves on through "basic" recipes (such as stock and pie pastry) to appetizers, soups and salads, entrees, side dishes, sweets and drinks. Additional sections cover breakfast and brunch, quick dinners and desserts, holiday menu planning (with useful do-ahead timetables) and spouse-friendly selections for cooking "side by side." Their recipes can be complicated, however, posing difficulties for harried, first-time cooks. From Warm Artichoke and Green Onion Dip, Caesar Salad with Lemon-Pepper Shrimp, and Beef Burgundy, to Grilled Tuna with Soy Ginger Glaze and Pickled Cucumbers, Wild Mushroom Risotto, and Silken Chocolate Tart, the dishes blend classic with contemporary, formal with informal and cozy American with stylish International. The authors imbue their book with a friendly, Southern tone, which at times can feel old-fashioned.
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About the Author

Mary Corpening Barber and Sara Corpening Whiteford are identical twin sisters and the acclaimed owners of Thymes Two Catering in San Francisco.

Susie Cushner is a Boston-based photographer whose work can be found in Viva la Vida (0-8118-3184-1), as well as Gourmet and Saveur magazines.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; First edition. edition (June 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081183493X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811834933
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Light through Leaves on May 6, 2003
Format: Hardcover
A useful cooking manual and a feel-good read!
I ran across this cookbook one rainy Saturday, and newlywed nostalgia and the beautiful format drew me in. After buying the book and reading it in two sittings, I've begun to cook my way through it. The recipes are considered and fresh, not complex or pretentious. I like the emphasis on seasonal ingredients, especially since this book provides a table of when various fruits and veggies can be expected to be at their peak.
Rather than overwhelming you with recipes, the book offers a small, balanced selection to take you from appetizers to dessert. The culinary authors were caterers and their recipes seem likely to appeal to a wide range of palates. The overall message is that cooking isn't mysterious: with a little preparation it can be done well. For example, you're encouraged to caramelize a large batch of onions and then keep them on hand in the fridge--an easy but pleasingly sophisticated addition to weeknight dishes.
Another thing I found to like about this book came unexpectedly. Less tangible than all the cooking help but equally gratifying is the revelation of the amazing bond between the book's twin sister authors, who have apparently been cooking together since they were kids. Their views on how food helps shape and define our relationships (fortunately, nothing preachy or pseudo-psychoanalytic) are a simple acknowldegement that food can be a chance to do something nice for other people.
The book's modernity is really refreshing. There are sections on cooking with your mate and how to stock a pantry so that you can still eat in when you don't really feel like cooking.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen J. on September 16, 2003
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This is such a welcome cookbook.It includes both partner's
in the act of learning to cook together.Most are for the
bride only,and given at a shower, if you are given the
standard book.(It is an excellent,but very basic book.)
The twins who wrote this book want to bring the couple into
the kitchen.Here they learn how to stock the room with the
most fundamental tools,pots and pans and spices and
necessities to start their adventure.
It shows how to prepare for a dinner party with modern
appetizers of the new generation.
It also shows the ordinary problems of how to carve the
turkey.There are recipes for all seasons and holidays.
All time nutricious meals take a big space.Some of them
are enlivened with newer ways of decorating your table.
Everything is a feast for the senses.
When the bride returned from her honeymoon,she told me
she and her husband were about to tackle a veggie
lasagna to have during the football game.
A bridesmaid in their wedding joking said,"Why didn't
you choose this for me."She was married last year and might
get a surprise this year under her tree.
The book ends with to love and cherish,a good reminder
when you are cooking or anytime of the day.
One Comment:Everyone remarked on the elegant wrapping paper
and printed note to the Bride and Groom.I had selected
from, gift wrapping,and an engraved note.I then
added a white bow to the silver paper.I don't know if this is
your standard gift wrap for weddings,but it was beautiful.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 26, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I am what is known as a "cookbook junkie". I buy them to try the recipes, but mostly just to read. Let me tell you, I have tried almost every recipe in this book. They are easy to follow with good pictures and good suggestions for making it a meal. I turn to it on a harried evening when I don't feel like cooking and whenever I am going to have a dinner party. I am searching for more books by these ladies. Awesome.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mary C on August 22, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I received this book as a wedding present and so far have made many of the dishes and been pleased with all. i acutally read it while riding in the car on the way to one of our honeymoon destinations and picked up so really great tips instantly (in the panty/set up intro section). did you know that all you need to do to have your own high quality vanilla extract is buy bulk beans and put them in vodka? and that the beans will last indefinately? little gems like this are worth having the book for in and of themselves.
i made the pork tenderloin with mango salsa and blueberry syrup for dinner guests and them loved it. it was SO pretty! i'm a practiced entertainment cook, but presentation has always been a weaker spot for me. however, this recipe just insists on being pretty! complimented perfectly by the twins decadent coconut rice recipe and some roasted aspargus (what veggie doused in salt and oil and roasted isn't wonderful?).
yesterday's menu was the texas chili and the ultrarich and nutty peanut butter pie.
all of these winners. i also made 2 of the drinks from the beverage section (fresh strawberry daquiris and mojitos) and the shrimp with cherry tomatos and pesto. even though they suggest homemade everything, they also tell you when store bought subs can be used, and this is much of the time. i used store bought pesto that was in the fridge and the shrimp pasta was still great-- and quick! while many of the meals are special occasion fare (and presented as such to be fair), some of the things are easy enough to be weekday dinners, and much can be prepared ahead and frozen/reheated.
i look forward to trying their quick throw together menus and their cooking side by side sections. i've only been married 2 months and really have gotten lots of use out of this book. it's been reliable enough to make something once and serve it to people. the instructions are clear and precise, most cooks could use this book if they have patience and desire.
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