The thing of it is Paul Newman and his pal and partner, A. E. Hotchner, really did
bottle Newman's salad dressing in a basement as Christmas gifts to friends and family. They really did ignore all manner of sane, well-reasoned advice from food production experts, and went commercial on a $40,000 budget. And they really, truly have, in the course of 15 years, grossed $710 million on sales of salad dressing, salsa, pasta sauce, and popcorn, giving away to various charities and just causes the $100 million they realized in after-tax profit.
"We are told," A. E. Hotchner writes in the introduction to Newman's Own Cookbook, "that we are the only corporation in the world that gives away all of its profits and starts with zero dollars in the bank on the first of each fiscal year." The same invigorating spirit can be found in the pages of Newman's Own Cookbook. In fact, it can be removed as a recipe, cooked up, and served for dinner. Why have grilled t-bone steak when you can have Matthew Broderick's Grilled T-Bone Steak with Sweet Onion Marmalade and Campfire Mustard Sauce?
With photos, endless quips, and chapters that include Starters, Soups, Stews and Chilis, Main Courses, Pastas, Pizza, Breads and Snacks, Desserts, and Rice, Vegetables and Side Dishes, Newman's Own Cookbook provides a rich compendium of family faves. Special guests the likes of Tony Randall (Grilled Veal Chop with Bourbon-Cracked Black Pepper Sauce), Julia Roberts (Fresh Peach Crisp), Gene Shalit (Spaghetti Carbonara), and Whoopi Goldberg (Big Bad Ass Beef Ribs) fill in around the edges. Good people. Good food. --Schuyler Ingle
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Paul Newman's principal vocation is cooking. In the time he is not occupied in the kitchen, Paul has managed to dabble in films. He founded Newman's Own in 1982 and donates one hundred percent of his profits after taxes from the company to educational and charitable causes.