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Sam the Cooking Guy: Just a Bunch of Recipes Paperback – March 17, 2008
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Just a Bunch of Recipes features 126 of Sam's all-time favorite recipes. All of them are big in taste and small in effort—crowd-pleasingdishes that skip the weird ingredients and complicated steps and focus on the flavor. You can't go wrong with any of Sam's recipes—they're all seriously good and seriously easy. Once you start fixing them for your family and friends, you'll be the one everyone turns tofor great everyday food.
For quick family meals, Sam is your man. Choose from recipes like Shrimp Tacos,Buffalo Chicken Pizza, and Steak Salad withBlue Cheese Crumbles as well as super-fast favorites such as Chili Corn Chip Bags and Tomato and Potato Chip Sandwiches. On weekends, kick things off with a Pastrami Benedict or Banana Bread French Toast for brunch—then wow your friends with "company" dishes like Tomato and Yellow Pepper Gazpacho and Teriyaki and Bacon Scallops. Try out a "Three-Two-One" Bloody Mary, Sammy-Boy's Margarita, or Lager and Lime for good measure. And for dessert, forget about it—you haven't lived until you've tried Sam's Ice-Cream Sandwich Deal, Doughnutmis? ("tiramis?" made with powdered doughnuts), and Grilled Pound Cake with Fresh Fruit.
Complete with photos of Sam as well as his inimitable take on essential kitchen tools and ingredients, Sam the Cooking Guy is all you need to start fixing food that's unbelievably easy and delicious. So make a run to the store, invite some friends, and head for the kitchen. As Sam says, "You can cook too, but some of you just don't know it yet."
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Those familiar with the local show "Sam the Cooking Guy," a low-budget cooking show shot in Sam's kitchen available on 9 local stations like San Diego's County Television Network, will recognize the book's 200-or-so recipes -- all requiring little kitchen know-how, no fancy equipment, and (almost) no gourmet ingredients.
But although Sam is on his way up, his first book remains true to his casual culinary style and down-to-earth personality.
Sam's recipes use everyday items, including eyebrow-raising variations of far-from-elegant products like Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and Top Ramen noodles. Think Rachael Ray, but more creative, even off-the-wall, and lacking the New Yorker's overuse of extra-virgin olive oil.
With each recipe we get Sam's take via a short intro and sporadic comments. In one of the book's crazier recipes, "Chili Corn Chip Bags," he instructs readers to dump hot chili and shredded cheddar into individual-sized Fritos bags. "This is one of those things that people make fun of until they try it," he writes, and then tells readers to eat it straight out of the bag. "Stupid, but great," he concludes. Like the everyman anti-chef he is, he tells us to try it before we knock it.Read more ›
I like to get the kids involved when we cook your stuff, they think it's fun!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's Sam, whats not to love? We give this book out as gifts often. Super easy to follow recipes and really tasty.Published 2 months ago by Teresa Johnson
Quick Delivery, I have a cookbook addition and I love this book.Published 6 months ago by Christopher Polfus
Buy all three books, also watch Sam on You Tube or better yet attend one of his classes in San Diego. My wife and I discovered Sam several years ago on T.V. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Leslie R. Merrithew
I really like Sam and his TV show. This book serves me as a reference for things on his show and other easy to make meals.Published 13 months ago by T. W. Rounsavell
I have been watching StCG for a while. It was time to buy a cookbook, and so glad I did. Super easy recipes, did I mention delicious - so good.Published 14 months ago by Pamela Harriman