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"Practical tips trump celebrity gloss in this handy first offering from Bushman, owner of a Nevada cooking school and a syndicated TV cook. Bushman swears "cooking even a couple of times a week will make you happier." Her formula for achieving domestic bliss—choosing simple, fresh ingredients that stimulate the senses while offering a healthful alternative to prepared food and takeout—isn't news, but the 150 recipes offer some pleasingly creative ways of transforming basic ingredients, seen in such recipes as Penne with Puttanesea Sauce, as well as "spa" recipes like Linguine with Tomato-Fennel Sauce, which I offers a fancier alternative for only marginally more prep time. While the book's 23 chapters present an array of cuisines, with chapters on how to prepare simple Asian, Mexican and Mediterranean meals, Bushman also pays tribute to unfussy comfort foods like Quick Macaroni and Cheese. Bushman's casual, fun approach to dining (relax, let your senses guide you, eat breakfast at dinner time if it makes you happy) should appeal to busy cooks. Photo insert not seen by PW. Agent, Stacey Glick. (July)
Forecast: Bushman offers a great value, covering ethnic cuisine, vegetarian entrees, kids' snacks, sandwiches, etc. However, she's competing with many other books by TV cooks with higher profiles, so sales could prove challenging." (Publishers Weekly, June 7, 2004)
My absolute favorite cookbook. Easy to follow, great recipes, wonderful tasting meals. She includes helpful hints in preparations - mostly I appreciate the simplicity of the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by m p.
Yum! This book is great! Easy to follow. Check out the BBQ chicken. My parents came over for the first time for dinner (I'm a newly wed) and they ooohh and ahhhh over the BBQ... Read morePublished on October 26, 2005 by CG2009
I can't say how much we have enjoyed this cookbook. It inspired my son (older teenager) to actually learn how to cook and cook well. Read morePublished on May 17, 2005 by Janet Lynne
Fantastic book for treating myself right with a tasty, healthy dinner a couple nights a week.
Has also put me at ease with a few practiced recipes that I am confident... Read more
This cookbook makes it possible to cook healthy, tasty food after you've worked all day and without any compromises. Read morePublished on October 20, 2004 by Bo Bipidty
I love cookbooks. This book by Jennifer Bushman is one of the best functioning books I've used. Each recipe is interesting while still being easy and quick. Read morePublished on October 15, 2004 by M. Suttles
I enjoyed this cookbook, very concise layout, step by step instructions and creative different recipes, not the same old same old stuff. Read morePublished on August 26, 2004 by PurpleMartin
If you are only going to have one cookbook, get this one. It gives you lots of quick and easy recipies for professionals on the go. Read morePublished on August 15, 2004 by His Reviewership