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Can I give a Wow!
, November 23, 2009
This review is from: America's Most Wanted Recipes: Delicious Recipes from Your Family's Favorite Restaurants (America's Most Wanted Recipes Series) (Paperback)
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I saw this cookbook, flipped through it, said Wow, and put it in the shopping cart! "America's Most Wanted Recipes: Delicious Recipes from Your Family's Favorite Restaurants" is one of those Must-Have cookbooks!
Except for the cover, there is not a single photo of a single recipe in this 267-page cookbook. Not one, yet one of the most important determiners of buying a cookbook is plenty of photos showing me how the prepared dish should look. In this case, however, photos are not needed. We already know what the dish looks like--it is from one of our favorite restaurants!
An example: MACORONI GRILL, one of my favorite restaurants, has eight recipes in the line-up, one of which is Sesame Shrimp, an Asian-inspired dish, as well as their recipe for Focaccia.
IHOP's Swedish Pancakes, one of only two dishes I always order, is included. Wow! (I don't order anything else because this is what I want every time!) Or Baked Potato Soup by HARD ROCK CAFE.
Over 200 recipes from 57 restaurants
A website which connects you with Ron Douglas's recipe website.
How Douglas obtained the recipes
A way to save money is to cook at home
Eating at home is often healthier than eating in restaurants through substitutions.
Three pages of cooking tips, including "For a juicier hamburger, add a little cold water to the beef before grilling" and "A roast with a bone in will cook faster than a boneless roast. The bone carries the heat to the inside more quickly."
Other pre-cooking topics include: Cooking terms, guidelines for buying fresh vegetables and fruits, description of flavor and use of various spices and herbs, and shelf life for herbs.
The index is most beneficial as well and includes measurements, recipes listed by category (they are arranged alphabetically by restaurant in the book proper), trademarks, and restaurant web sites (a favorite to be sure).
For a complete list of all restaurants and their recipes, refer to the first reviewer's review.
Here are a couple of teasers: CHILI'S Salsa, the SOUP NAZI's Crab Bisque and Cream of Sweet Potato Soup and one more, the famous Indian Mulligatawny Soup (you know, the Soup Nazi, as seen on Jerry Seinfeld), BOSTON MARKET's Meat Loaf, and one more: Meatbals by CARRABBA's ITALIAN GRILL.
No, just one more: My personal all-time favorite recipe in the world: OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE's Marinated Steak. Wow!
See, I told you this is a Wow cookbook!
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