Cooking for the Week: Leisurely Weekend Cooking for Easy Weekday Meals

Diane Morgan, Author, Kathleen Taggart, Joint Author, Dan Taggart, Joint Author Chronicle Books $18.95 (167p) ISBN 978-0-8118-2128-5
Leftovers by any other name can still taste as good, if not better. In this book, the culinary team of Morgan, Taggart and Taggart--coauthors of the IACP Award-winning Entertaining People and The Basic Gourmet--map out a week's worth of meals (including sides and desserts) that busy cooks can make ahead of time during the weekend. Of course, the basics are covered: for example, instructions to roast two chickens instead of one are followed by recipes for Biscuit-Topped Chicken Pie and Asian Chicken Salad with Green Onion-Sesame Dressing. Once the creative juices get flowing, the leftover offerings are more tempting than the original dishes, such as for Thursday night's Risotto with Salmon, Parsley and Green Onions, made from Sunday night's Whole Roast Salmon. Illustrated with tantalizing photographs, the book also offers hints on stocking the pantry and storing leftover food. Perhaps the most impractical piece of advice, however, is making the Chocolate Cheesecake during the weekend--and expecting it to last through the entire week. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 05/31/1999
Release date: 06/01/1999
Genre: Nonfiction
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