From Publishers Weekly
In his newest cookbook, Ginsburg, aka TV's Mr. Food, delivers upbeat, mainstream culinary advice on salads and side dishes, pushing traditional family fare that's updated in technique, convenience and sometimes in name but still draws heavily on the familiar?and fat. The nearly 100 recipes feature grains, pastas, fruits and vegetables in readily prepared dishes that don't often require more than six ingredients. Don't look for such exotica as quinoa or bok choy?Ginsburg sticks to supermarket staples like potatoes, onions, carrots and broccoli. Vegetables, which can be frozen, fresh or canned, are combined with basic pantry condiments such as mayonnaise (Rice and Broccoli Melt), peanut butter (Green Beans Satay) or condensed cream of mushroom soup (Creamy Onions). Most of these side dishes make extensive use of butter, mayonnaise, soup mixes and other ingredients reminiscent of the crushed-Ritz-cracker school of cooking common to old church and community fund-raising cookbooks.
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About the Author
Art Ginsburg has been appearing as Mr. Food for more than fifteen years, and his show is the largest food news insert in the nation, seen in more than four hundred cities. He has sold almost two million of his Mr. Food cookbooks. A native of Troy, New York, he now resides in South Florida, where he produces his syndicated television show.