From Publishers Weekly
This collection of enticing, if not particularly ground-breaking recipes is notable in that almost every dish can be made ahead of time and then frozen. What could be better on a busy weeknight than to open up the freezer and find a few bags full of Lamb Shanks and Preserved Lemon Tagine ready to pour over a bowl of couscous or serve alongside crusty bread? Other tasty main courses include Marsala Beef Stew, a winy, hearty one-dish supper, and a Seafood Pie thick with scallops and shrimp. Some dishes aren't necessarily freezer-ready, but are still time-savers; the author recommends throwing two Lemon Roasted Chickens into the pan, since "it takes no more effort to cook two chickens than to cook one," and urges readers to make extra Roasted Pumpkin Soup to turn into Thai Pumpkin and Coconut Soup later in the week. Several desserts are standouts, including Ice Cream and Mixed Berry Phyllo Packages that go from freezer to skillet to table for a Baked-Alaska like showstopper. Just as good, although much simpler, is a Blueberry and Pear Pie constructed from pre-made frozen pastry dough. But best of all are Theodorou's six variations on traditional Icebox Cookies, tubes of frozen batter which couldn't be easier to slice, bake, and eat way too many of.
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“Beginning cooks, as well as those who have racked up multiple freezer-burn casualties, will appreciate the food writer and stylist’s practical knowledge, which comes with gentle do’s, don’ts, how-tos and how-longs.” (Washington Post)
“This guide is stocked with every piece of below-zero info you’ve ever wondered about: what foods you should never freeze, thawing times and delicious make-ahead recipes.” (Newsweek)
“Susie’s recipes are both practical and inspired.” (Frances Boswell - Food Director of Real SimpleFrances Boswell, Food Director of Real Simple)
“This unusual cookbook offers both practical information on freezing food and a selection of appealing recipes.” (Library Journal)
“Shows you how to make the most out of your freezer.” (The State (Columbia, SC))
“A good resource for cooks. . . . A lot of very practical information. . . . Sections on how to choose which foods to freeze, techniques for freezing and thawing, and hints for maintaining and organizing a freezer are extremely useful and logically presented.” (Miami Herald)
“Susie Theodorou walks you through every step of the way to making delicious, satisfying food that you can enjoy on the spot or freeze for later with crowd-pleasing results.” (Lygeia Grace, senior food editor, Real Simple)
“[A] clever field guide to freezing that will keep you eating well without breaking the budget.” (Florida Times Union)