- Paperback: 140 pages
- Publisher: Surrey Books; 4th edition (September 30, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572840358
- ISBN-13: 978-1572840355
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.4 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,201,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wolf in Chef's Clothing Paperback – September 30, 2000
Top Customer Reviews
Wolf in Chef's Clothing is a cookbook for idiots. No, worse than idiots: bachelors. Using simple diagrams and amusing cartoons, supplemented with a bit of humorous writing, the cookbook presents dozens of recipes ranging from breakfast to after-dinner cocktails. The recipes have been greatly simplified- no 1/3 teaspoons or 3/4 cups, no 1/2 cans or 1/4 onions. The resulting dishes, while perhaps not up to the exacting standards of a three-star restaurant, definitely delight the senses. Even the simple hamburger evolves beyond a mere meat patty into a taste delight!
The only flaw in this book is that it's a reprint- it was first published in 1950. Certain social attitudes, especially towards the fair sex (this book was written for single men on the make by a writer for Esquire, remember), are extremely dated. So are a few of the dishes- I for one don't know of ANYONE who puts grape jelly in an "American" omlet! Despite this, the book rises head, shoulders, and bushy tail above the standard run of cookbooks. It's only a shame there aren't more modern cookbooks with the charm and simplicity of this book.
No bachelor pad should be without a copy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An awesome book for the young man who wants to impress his date with food. A guide for guys who are unfamiliar with the workings of cooking. Read morePublished on June 29, 2010 by Donald D. Moore