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Monday To Friday Cookbook Hardcover – June 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 383 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing; 1st edition (June 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563050358
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563050350
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,201,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Urvater's recipes are designed to enable cooks to serve good healthful food with a minimum of fuss at the end of a busy weekday/workday. Preparation is streamlined but not at the expense of taste; many dishes are simple "family fare," but are neither boring nor unimaginative. Urvater, a food writer and professional chef, avoids complicated advance preparation and menu planning, but most recipes include menu suggestions; there are also ideas for variations and for making a new dish with leftovers. Librarians should note that the paperback edition has a comb-bound format. For most collections. HomeStyle Books main selection.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Publisher

Maybe it's a maddeningly-busy Monday. Or a terribly-tired Tuesday. Or a witheringly-packed Wednesday. Whatever the case may be, you're swamped by work as usual, and making dinner is the last thing on your mind. You want a meal, you want it fast-but you don't want to betray your taste buds. Here to help is the definitive quick-recipe series, the Monday-To-Friday cookbooks. Written by professional chef Michele Urvater, these award-winning books will turn any quick meal into a feast. The three titles in this overwhelmingly popular series are designed for maximum efficiency and maximum taste, with a minimum of fuss. Also in the series: Monday-To-Friday Pasta, a comprehensive guide to making over 175 pasta dishes in the time it takes to boil water, and Monday-To-Friday Chicken, with over 180 recipes for America's favorite bird. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Recipes are easy and instructions clear.
Joel W. Barnett
An incredible range of recipes, from 30 minute start-to-table meals to more elaborate menus for when you are entertaining.
J. Gillespie
Every recipe I've ever tried from this book has tasted delicious.
Darcey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By J. Gillespie on April 7, 2000
Format: Paperback
We received this book as a wedding gift and mistakenly ignored it for several years. Two years ago, we rediscovered it and have been using it almost exclusively ever since. An incredible range of recipes, from 30 minute start-to-table meals to more elaborate menus for when you are entertaining.
It's a great cookbook for the person just learning to cook as well as the more experienced chef. Michelle includes several chapters on how stock your pantry and kitchen equipment (I never learned that in Home Economics!) as well as well-organized recipes that make menu planning easy. I have given this book as a gift to most of my family - my four siblings and parents, too!
I do have one complaint - we've exhausted the recipes in this book! So, am going to buy the M2F Chicken and/or M2F Pasta book to supplement. Hopefully that will keep us for another 2 years!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By RWM on March 12, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book by a professional cook who explains how she makes meals at home for her family.
When the main cooking responsibilities at home fell to me -- basically a noncook for most of my life -- I needed help. Michele Urvater is now my mentor in the kitchen.
I stocked the pantry of our new home based on her recommendations and threw out several kitchen gadgets bought on impulse. Michele U. is a minimalist in many ways.
Her book has lots of insights from a professional's point of view -- such as, basically, don't try to broil stuff at home. I didn't need to be persuaded, having murdered a salmon steak and a piece of swordfish in recent memory. Her preferences -- for Newman's Pasta Sauce for example -- seem well-founded when we've checked them out. She loves corn in all its forms and loves cumin as do we -- I discovered it only recently by reverse engineering the ingredients of Curry powder
Some things she learned at home -- such as cooking with ketchup (her little girl loved the stuff) and thinking ahead to what you are going to make out of the leftovers. Her recipes often have a leftovers plan attached.
Her book is great for those of us watching our fat intake and loaded with easy and delightful recipes using all kinds of beans, rice, and pasta.
Her simple Ricotta and fresh fruit salad and a bean, cucumber, and navel orange salad have become lunchtime staples.
We have happily tried a number of her one-dish meals, including a root-vegetable ragout, a kasha casserole, and a several others. More than one rated a coveted "Great!" from my friend Joan when we tasted them. We even dared to have company over for one of our creations -- we are definitely feeling competent in the kitchen these days, thanks to Michele Urvater.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 27, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book changed my life. It literally taught me how to cook. Michelle's common sense, philosophy of simplicity, and encouragement turned this intimidated, poorly fed college student into a real honest to god cook-something I never expected to happen in my lifetime : )...It will make you rethink your eating and cooking style- and priorities. A truly inspired and inspiring cook book that taught me how to enjoy eating again.
PS. Especially great for those of us whose kitchens don't come equipped with microwaves, fancy food processors and trendy breadmakers. Thanks Michelle!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mary Yvonne Harley on March 20, 2005
Format: Paperback
This was a wedding gift for my husband and me, who love to cook. This is a good balance of both meatless and meat recipes. We have learned to cook so many different "beans and rice" recipes that are delicious - and the ingredients match the basics we have in our pantry. We have often resorted to this book for "last-minute" dinners when we haven't been to the store or made up a menu. Our kids love the recipes, since Ms. Urvater thoughtfully mentions ways to work in milder versions of many recipes. Finally, the ideas for leftovers that follow many recipes are invaluable. I would highly recommend this cookbook and is a favorite one to give as a gift.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 22, 1997
Format: Paperback
How did I ever survive before Michele Urvater? I have the old, loose-leaf-bound edition, and it has seen me through many a kitchen crisis! Urvater helps you stock your pantry for tons of delicious, quick recipes. Excellent recipes from the pantry are, for instance, salmon chowder and bbq beans and rice. I have made these dishes a hundred times, and they are always yummy, satisfying, and healthful. Dishes using fresh ingredients are also first-rate. My adoration of this book only has one, slight, qualification: many of the recipes have very salty or sodium-loaded ingredients. But if you don't care for as much salt as Urvater, you can temper the ingredients pretty easily. Special features of this cookbook are: tips on adapting recipes for kids, recreating leftovers into new entrees, and eating seriatim (look it up!). I've always wanted to be the kind of cook who can whip a dinner party for eight with half-hour notice--this cookbook has taken me close to my goal. Be sure to try the chestnut puree dessert, if only to buy those cute cans of chestnuts to make your canned-goods shelves look terrifically chic
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Darcey on October 21, 2004
Format: Paperback
I have about 10 cookbooks (including popular "The New Basics") and this one is by far my favorite. As someone fairly new to cooking in general, it meets all my major requirements: 1) not too many ingredients per recipe; 2) ingredients you can actually find in the grocery store (or even in the pantry); 3) simple instructions (no fancy cooking skills necessary to produce high-quality end product); 4) recipes don't take hours to complete; and 5) includes suggestions for things to eat with the dish & what to do with leftovers.

I am a slow and deliberate cook, so I generally plan for it to take me twice as long as the timing guideline offered by the author, but even I can pull off most of the recipes in less than 1.5 hours.

Every recipe I've ever tried from this book has tasted delicious. Highly recommend it.
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