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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (June 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811821285
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811821285
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #579,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Leftovers by any other name can still taste as good, if not better. In this book, the culinary team of Morgan, Taggart and TaggartAcoauthors of the IACP Award-winning Entertaining People and The Basic GourmetAmap out a week's worth of meals (including sides and desserts) that busy cooks can make ahead of time during the weekend. Of course, the basics are covered: for example, instructions to roast two chickens instead of one are followed by recipes for Biscuit-Topped Chicken Pie and Asian Chicken Salad with Green Onion-Sesame Dressing. Once the creative juices get flowing, the leftover offerings are more tempting than the original dishes, such as for Thursday night's Risotto with Salmon, Parsley and Green Onions, made from Sunday night's Whole Roast Salmon. Illustrated with tantalizing photographs, the book also offers hints on stocking the pantry and storing leftover food. Perhaps the most impractical piece of advice, however, is making the Chocolate Cheesecake during the weekendAand expecting it to last through the entire week. (Aug.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Kathleen Taggart along with Dan Taggart, and Diane Morgan, authors of The Basic Gourmet, met while teaching at a Pacific Northwest culinary school. Their book Entertaining People won an IACP award. All three live and work in the Portland area.

Leigh Beisch is a San Francisco based photographer. Her work has appeared in many national fashion, lifestyle, and health magazines, as well as in Chronicle Books' Skewer It! and Cooking for the Week.

More About the Author

Diane Morgan is an award-winning cookbook author, freelance food writer, culinary instructor, and restaurant consultant. She is the author of 17 cookbooks, including her newest book, Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes. Roots won the prestigious James Beard award for vegetable focused and vegetarian cookbooks, in addition to a coveted IACP Cookbook Award in the single subject category. The New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, among others named Roots one of the top cookbooks of the year.

Her other cookbooks include: Skinny Dips, The Christmas Table, The New Thanksgiving Table, Grill Every Day, Salmon, Pizza, Delicious Dips, The Thanksgiving Table, Midnight Munchies, Cooking For The Week, The Basic Gourmet, The Basic Gourmet Entertains, and Dressed To Grill: Savvy Recipes for Girls who Play with Fire, all from Chronicle Books. In addition, Diane has a cookbook, Gifts Cooks Love, written in conjunction with Sur La Table and published by Andrews McMeel.

She has been involved in the world of food for more than 30 years. She spent six years in Chicago as a caterer and chef for an executive dining room. Leaving behind Chicago's blustery, frigid winters, Diane moved to the Pacific Northwest, settling in Portland, Oregon. Her focus shifted to teaching cooking classes and pursuing a career in food writing. Her first cookbook, Entertaining People: Menus from a Pacific Northwest Cooking School won an IACP/Seagrams cookbook award and was followed by Very Entertaining: Menus for Special Occasions.

Diane's holiday cookbook, The Christmas Table, was featured in Oprah's "O" magazine with six-pages of glorious photographs highlighting food gifts from the kitchen, all created by Diane. Better Homes & Gardens featured six recipes from The Christmas Table in a beautifully illustrated article. Her decadent recipe for Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes was on the cover of December 2008's issue of Cooking Light magazine.

Diane has been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times food section and has written for Bon Appétit, Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, Clean Eating, The Oregonian, and Edible Portland. She has appeared on the Today Show, ABC World News Now, CBS Early Show, The Food Network, Smart Solutions on HGTV, Seasonings on PBS, and Good Day Oregon. In addition, for the past two years, Diane has consulted on the core menu, promotional seasonal menus and recipes for a Northwest chain of family dining restaurants. Her website is: www.dianemorgancooks.com.

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The pictures are beautiful and the layout is easy to read.
Monica C. Holmback
I've tried 2 weeks of recipes, and I have found the recipes to be fairly easy and the results good.
Stephanie Jones
They feel the same way about cooking, eating, and enjoying life as my spouse and I do.
jrankin@jps.net

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Richard Lambert on September 22, 1999
Format: Paperback
Cooking for the Week : Leisurely Weekend Cooking for Easy WeekDAY Meals by Diane Morgan, et al
This is one of the better cookbooks I have seen. The book is well written, the recipes are clear and easy to follow, not to mention delicious.
I recommend this book to anyone who has asked themselves what to do with leftovers or said that there is nothing in the house to eat.
This book will get you thinking in a new, better, way about menu planning.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Chris Laymon on August 10, 2000
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My wife and I recently purchased this book with the hopes of being able to plan ahead for the week with a gourmet twist. This book has exceeded our expectations in every way possible. The meals are not only fun to prepare, but have gotten rave reviews with everyone we have shared them with. The book contains a broad selection of menus with varied meats as the theme. This versatility has really kept us trying each set of meals. We have currently tried the first two weeks and are excited about the remaining eleven. The chocolate cheesecake for week one is outstanding. If you like cheesecake, this recipe alone is worth the price of the book. The pepper crusted tuna with grilled asparagus and grilled potatoes will keep you coming back for more. If you are a person who enjoys cooking good food, but also enjoys a very busy and active life, then this book is for you. Enjoy and bon apetite.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Cupcake on August 19, 1999
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This is an excellent alternative to just eating the same old leftovers the next day. The genius of this cookbook is that by planning for leftovers, you end up spending less and wasting less food & money. They're easily scaled down to 2-serving versions (all the recipes make 4 servings) if you're single or a couple. I also like that the leftover variations are very different than the original meal or each other, so you don't get bored with what you're having. I disagree about the recipes being too fancy. A few of them are true special-occasion meals, but by and large, the ingredients are easy to find and the recipes are quick to prepare. In fact, my only complaint would have been that some of the recipes could have been spiced up a little: they're yummy but sometimes a little plain.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth on December 1, 1999
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Perfect for a busy two career household. Great food, easy to prepare and healthy. All recipes I've tried are near gourmet. Also saves money on your grocery bill. Highly recommend.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By jrankin@jps.net on August 22, 1999
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These cookbook writers have it together. They feel the same way about cooking, eating, and enjoying life as my spouse and I do. We have been cooking with "planned overs" in mind for years. This book reaffirms what we have been doing for years and adds a new dimension. This last week we patterened our menus after their chicken week and it worked like a charm. This is a book which will stay in the kitchen and become batter spattered. It won't become lost in the closet. If you haven't checked out their other cook books you should.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Monica C. Holmback on February 11, 2001
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This is a great cookbook for busy people who like to eat delicious, healthy, creative meals. The recipes are easy to follow, with short ingredient lists. The preparation is simple but elegant. And the main idea behind this book, that you can "cook big" on the weekend and still not be doomed to eat exactly the same thing as leftovers for the rest of the week, is a lifesaver for me. The pictures are beautiful and the layout is easy to read. My only concern is that the binding will not hold up to years of use in the kitchen. I checked this book out of the library and liked it so much that I am now buying a copy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Gault on February 27, 2004
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WOW - we have been so excited by this book. I was desperate for something that would help me plan meals for the week without doing casseroles or having to cook everything at once and stick it in the freezer. This system allows you to eat FRESH meals without recreating the base ingredients every time. Having the meat and vegetables already prepared for the week takes tons of time away from meal prep. Slicing and dicing is the primary time-consuming element.
The book makes a statement we've found absolutely true: We can enjoy meals that taste like we've gone to a restaurant, and we've spent far less time and money. I also appreciate the lack of processed-food ingredients in the meals. The butter and fat content is a bit high, but I substitute olive oil nearly 100% of the time for better heart health. We haven't found anything that we don't want to try again!
LOVE the colorful photos. They inspire me to create something new. I'm also learning to create my own new recipes that use leftover meats, vegetables and breads into later meals. It's been a great cooking school!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By thymetwo@pacbell.net on August 16, 1999
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I am a huge fan of this trio, Diane Morgan and Kathleen and Dan Taggart(authors of A Basic Gourmet Entertains, Very Entertaining and Entertaining People. Cooking for the Week is one of the most inspiring cookbooks that I have read in a long time. It is truly brilliant. It makes such perfect sense to make a large meal at the beginning of the week and turn the "leftovers" into interesting fare throughout the week.I have incorporated this book into my life(as should you) and my family is thrilled. They say, no more boring leftovers.This book is a must. It is an enormous contribution to anybody who enjoys cooking for their family.
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