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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440423163
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440423164
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Honey-Roasted Carrots with Prunes, Walnuts, and Mint Mini Buffalo Chicken Balls Spicy Pork Meatballs

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“This cookbook, based on Michael and Daniel’s successful Meatball Shop restaurant, is comforting and full of life. Written in an easygoing voice that is fun and inspiring, it reflects America’s love affair with meatballs and now makes them accessible to everyone.”Scott Conant, chef and owner of Scarpetta restaurants, TV personality
 
“Daniel and Michael have built a business that is truly special, and this book is an accurate reflection of the kind of guys they are. Finally a book about balls written by two guys who have a big enough pair to impress even me.”—Andrew Zimmern, chef, author, and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods

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The recipes are very easy to follow.
Trix Miller
Have made 5 meatball recipes do far and the parmesan cream sauce.
catkitty
I look forward to trying new meatball recipes.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Fran on November 25, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is so much better than I expected. There are all kinds of meatball recipes. These are the same meatballs that are served in their restaurants and even include a vegetarian version. Then there are sides, go-withs, sauces, salads and even desserts! The recipes are designed for the home cook and can be prepared and served right away or they suggest how they can be frozen and reheated. We are not talking gargantuan quantities here but, most of the recipes can easily be multiplied. The photos and illustrations are wonderful, too.

The desserts are all cookies that are used to make ice cream sandwiches.

This one's definitely a keeper for me.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By KiKi on January 27, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Recently purchased this book and although a bit pricey, when you make the Mushroom Gravy it is worth evey cent and then some. Best Mushroom gravy ever and I have been cooking for 4 decades. My husband came in and tasted it while I was cooking and he said wow what a great soup. Is this for dinner tonight? Amazingly that is how it is described in the book. So good you will be eating it with a spoon like soup. Truly lives up to the hype. It is an extrodinary gravy. I also made the Buffalo Chicken balls and they were excellent as well. Couldn't stop eating them. I also made the spicy meat sauce and it is suprisingly good for such few ingrediants. The Pomi Tomatoes are key. I'm Italian and know my sauces and as a "quick" sauce this can't be beat.

However, this is not a book for the novice cook. For example, in the recipe for the Mushroom Gravy it says to dump the whole Buerre Manie (butter and flour mixture) all at once into the gravy. Don't do that. Wisk little bits at a time until fully melted and incorporated repeating until desired consistency. Don't have to use the whole amount of Buerre Manie. Also, heating times need to be adjusted when reducing liquids to achieve desired results in the time specified in the recipe.

That said, I am thrilled with this book. Well worth the money.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Rae A. Francoeur on April 26, 2012
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Authors/chefs/restaurateurs Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow have given the meatball a soul.

What was once a golf ball-sized hit of protein, usually hamburger, usually aswim in a red sauce, is now a luscious chameleon. Holzman and Chernow have explored the bounds of the meatball and determined it to be limitless. If there is a national cuisine -- Greek, Spanish, Mexican -- these young chefs have devised a savory meatball proclaiming its virtues.

The recipes in this new cookbook are the same ones the chefs developed and use in their three new and popular Meatball Shops in New York City. The shops offer a selection of different types of meatballs that are always on the menu, specials for the day, sauces, sides, vegetables and their signature dessert -- homemade cookie and ice cream sandwiches. You mix and match, choosing what sauce, meatballs and sides appeal to you at that given moment. You use a marker to note your selections on a laminated menu that's easily wiped clean.

The cookbook is a generous gift to those who love meatballs and to the restaurateurs' legions of devoted patrons. Not only do they provide you with all the recipes they use, they take great pains to explain how to get the best possible results.

Holzman and Chernow first worked together when the best friends were 13. They were delivery boys for a vegan restaurant and shared a dream to open a restaurant together some day. Holzman went on to work at the highly acclaimed La Bernardin in NYC before moving to the West Coast to work in restaurants in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Chernow, who is a health-conscious marathon runner, also worked in restaurants.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By carol on December 6, 2011
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The Meatball Shop Cookbook One of the best cook books I've purchased. Very simply and un-complicated recipes. I wil be giving these away for Christmas gifts this year. I urge you to purchase the book! Yummy!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By drpressl on March 16, 2012
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I bought this book for my girlfriend and I can actually say that I use it more than she does. There are tons of delicious recipes inside, and it provides you with options to make an entire meal (meatball, sauce, vegetable, and dessert). Everything is very easy to follow and comes out tasting delicious.

P.S. Try the buffalo chicken balls
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Su Tierney on December 7, 2011
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The meatball recipes are very good, but the sauces are GREAT. Enjoying eating our way through the healthy recipes in the book. Can't wait to get to the Veggie meatball.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By VKB on February 3, 2012
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My family and I love going to the Meatball Shop Restaurants in New York City...When they came out with
their own cookbook, I just had to get it. This book is
fantastic and they share all their fabulous meatball
recipes, side dishes and desserts for anyone at home to
make! Buy this, you won't regret it!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Momamia on March 6, 2012
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Fabulous book! I've made three recipes so far(buffalo chicken, spicy pork and tandoori lamb) and all were extremely delicious! And the sauces . . . yummy!
The directions are simple to follow and pictures are a nice touch.
I've been to the Meatball Shop with my husband and daughter and we all had fun eating as many different selections as possible.
Now I'm making them for my family and friends and continuing the good times!
If you like meatballs . . . buy this book!
If you don't like meatballs . . . you're crazy, buys this book and make some GREAT meatballs!
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