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  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 1ST edition (September 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894160010
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894160018
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ravenous Sarah McLachlan fans will be happily sated by this sophisticated cookbook-cum-fan letter. With Plenty: A Collection of Sarah McLachlan's Favourite Recipes, the Canadian musician reveals the inventive ways she copes with touring hardships: by taking refuge in Full of Grace Soufflé, Sweet Surrender Lobster, and Grandma's Upside-Down Apple Tart, to name just a few.

To make this possible, McLachlan hired a professional chef to cook for her band and crew while on tour--Jaime Laurita, trained at the Culinary Institute of America. In collaboration, McLachlan and Laurita share meat-free recipes that borrow from Thai, Mediterranean, Italian, and Japanese cookery--all heavy on veggies and fish. Organized neatly into appetizers, entrées, and desserts and beverages, these recipes are suitable for courageous novice cooks and home chefs alike. The appealing presentation includes color photographs of the exotic ingredients, such as galangal and gooseberry, and shots of creative serving suggestions.

Generous additions of material from McLachlan take this book beyond the mere cookbook classification. While waiting for the vinegar to reduce when making Penne Pasta in Balsamic Cream, Sarahphiles can indulge in photographer Kharen Hill's color and black-and-white concert shots, candid everyday photos of tour and home life, and McLachlan's own commentary on almost every luscious dish. She has this to say of Writer's Block Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies: "When trying to write songs after experiencing writer's block, one sure-fire remedy is baking cookies. It's easy and they always turn out great. I can't say it makes the songs come any easier, but it does cheer me up!" This culinary gift to fans and lovers of sophisticated food sings its own song of plenty. --Stefanie Durbin


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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By alaska on July 4, 2000
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Regardless of what you think of her music, it's easy to imagine that among rock stars, Sarah McLachlan probably has very good taste when it comes to food. Something about her persona -- laid-back yet utterly professional, driven and yet hedonistic -- suggests that you'd get a better meal at her house than at, say, Courtney Love's, and this book of recipes certainly supports that notion.
Overall, the recipes in this collection strike a nice balance between healthy eating and indulgence, with an emphasis on simplicity and elegant presentation. It's filled with photographs of the food as well as of Sarah M., and functions as well on the coffee table as it does in the kitchen. An excellent gift for music and/or food lovers.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 2, 1999
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We held a potluck dinner party on the weekend and asked everyone to prepare a dish from Sarah's cookbook. It was an absolute blast. The chili is absolutley delicious.The Thai curry was fabulous, although we spiced it up to make it really hot.The risotto was wonderful, although we used chicken stock.The Curried Lentil Salad was absolutely delicious. We had several appetizers and desserts as well (the Creme Brulee was so good--I had no idea it was so easy to make). Everything was fabulous.The dishes we all chose to make were relatively easy to prepare. I should mention that it was a costume party, and one of my friends dressed up a Rex--Sarah's dog. It was good fun and this is a really good cookbook. Congratulations Sarah!
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 17, 1999
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This is an excellent cookbook! Sarah's chef is definitely on the road to "celebrity chefdom." The recipes are creative and interesting, and most of them are quite simple. I can understand why Sarah takes a chef on the road with her. Can you imagine having sumptuous meals prepared for you three times a day? Paradise.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 13, 1999
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This book combines Sarah McLachlan's wonderful sense of theaesthetic with Jamie Laurita's passion for food. The result is acookbook that's pleasing to read from cover to cover. The recipes are very eclectic, ranging from simple to quite difficult. I tried the Steamed Black Mussels and they were classic and delicious. The Caprese Salad was really easy and very satisfying. The Fritattas were really good as well. There are some great fall recipes that I haven't tried yet: Mushroom and Sherry Soup, Gingered Squash Soup, and a Vegetarian Chile that looks amazing. This book is great if you're a Sarah fan (just to get a sense of what Sarah's like in real life) but I have to say the book really holds its own as a cookbook that's worth owning.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Ebeling on February 5, 2001
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I purchased this cookbook because I cook and because there is a major Sarah McLachlan fan in my house. Okay, I like her, too. Anyway, the cook here is very happy with this book which relies on easy to prepare Mediterranean style recipes. The recipes are courtesy of the chef who catered Sarah's band on the Lilith Fair tour out of a tiny mobile kitchen. If he can do it, so can those of us with real kitchens. Many recipes are vegetarian with the occasional dairy or fish ingredient. Many are also low-fat. All are gorgeous, satisfying and should suit most tastes. I am envious of the fact that Sarah was backstage eating this great food while I was in the audience, restricted from 3 p.m. until midnight to eating what was sold "in the venue." Note to future festival organizers: some of us don't do fries, nachos with orange cheese, hotdogs and funnel cakes (I attended Lilith in central Pennsylvania). Some of us like vegetables, just like Sarah.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 9, 1999
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My quest in life is to find the ultimate chocolate chip cookie. I have to say that the chocolate chip cookies in Sarah's cookbook are to die for. The writer's block cookies are presently my favorite oatmeal cookie. The book is worth the price of admission for these two recipes alone!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 23, 1999
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Sarah: I attended your Vancouver book launch this evening and you were just as charming as I remember. I thought it was very cute of you to post a personal note on Amazon. I'm a Vancouver restaurant critic; here's an excerpt of my review on mybc.com/food: <B>Plenty</B> is beautifully designed and executed. The photos (by Kharen Hill) are lush, exciting and original. Some of the recipes are named for McLachlan's songs; others speak for themselves: Smoky Pablano Pasta; Grandma's Upside-Down Apple Tart; Steamed Black Mussels; and Tiger Prawns with Soba Noodles (the photo for this recipe is both phallic and organic -- brilliant!).
There are tempting vegetarian dishes: Veggie Sushi, Vegetarian Chili, Squash Curry, and many more. McLachlan (a great cook in her own right) consulted with her travelling-roadie chef, Jaime Laurita, who contributed hugely to this volume -- including a number of entries that are clearly among his treasured family recipes. If that weren't enough right there, <B>Plenty</B> offers some candid insights into the behind-the-scenes day-to-day life (on tour and at home) of one of Canada's most celebrated singer-songwriters. Highly recommended for food-lovers and Sarah-lovers everywhere!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 17, 2002
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After eating a meal prepared by Jaime, Sarah's chef, i knew i HAD to go buy this book! He assured me that even an inexperienced cook such as myself would find it easy to follow~he was right! The food is delicious and the pictures are beautiful. Easy to follow with accessible ingredients and worth the effort of cooking at home. This is the first cookbook i've purchased in 4 years and it is well worth it.
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