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Mr. Food : cooking by the calendar : fifty-two weeks of year-round favorites
Ginsburg, Art.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Morrow, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxvi, 369 pages ; 25 cm
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Includes index.
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We all celebrate the "biggies" -- New Year's, Memorial Day, July Fourth, and the others, but why not add Worldwide Chocolate Month and National Ice Cream Week to the list? Mr. Food shares fifty-two weeks of quick and easy recipes to help celebrate these and other occasions. There's a Valentine's Day menu that includes Two-Hearts Salad and Strawberry Sweetheart Cake. In honor of the Chinese New Year, why not make Velvet Corn Soup, Easy Egg Rolls, and Almond Cookies? Or serve "Foods that Fool 'Em" -- Meat Loaf Cake and Spaghetti Squash Scampi followed by Cherry Lasagna for April Fools Day? Mr. Food also shares his traditional menus with unique, easy twists for Easter, Passover, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, plus fun ideas like these: Super Bowl Munchies, Mother's Day Brunch, Father's Day Barbeque, Halloween Treats, and Autumn Harvest Dinner. Get ready for creative solutions that will make any day a holiday full of "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!"

Author Notes

Art Ginsburg is an expert chef and syndicated TV show host.

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Booklist Review

With all the real and newly hatched celebrations, it is no surprise that Mr. Food conjures 52 weeks of party-hearty meals. Few of the more than 220 recipes show much concern for the cholesterol, fat, and calorie-watching habits of Americans. But almost all the recipes respect the U.S. penchant for convenience; most use at least one packaged or frozen or canned foodstuff in the ingredients list. Actually, despite the almost endless parade of four-and five-dish serving ideas, many of the recipes are not only easy to make but also somewhat inventive--such as quick beignets for Mardi Gras, utilizing frozen bread dough with sugar; or a Reuben casserole, layering corned beef, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, and Swiss cheese with lasagna noodles and viscous liquids. --Barbara Jacobs

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Recipesp. xiii
Introductionp. xxiii
A Note About Packaged Foodsp. xxvi
Week 1 New Year's Day Brunch: A great way to start the year!p. 1
Week 2 The Soup Pot: Ladle after ladle brimming with good tastep. 7
Week 3 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Favorites: A meal of southern classicsp. 13
Week 4 Super Bowl Munchies: Just in time for kickoffp. 19
Week 5 Midwinter Picnic: Boy, do we need it now!p. 27
Week 6 Canned Food Creations: You'll love these long after National Canned Food Monthp. 33
Week 7 Valentine's Day Dinner: A "hearty" meal for twop. 39
Week 8 Presidents' Day Salute: A tribute to our country's leadersp. 45
Week 9 Homemade Takeout: A Chinese New Year celebrationp. 51
Week 10 Mardi Gras Feast: The next best thing to being therep. 59
Week 11 March Madness Buffet: Slam-dunk favoritesp. 67
Week 12 St. Patrick's Day Dinner: Everybody's Irish this weekp. 73
Week 13 The Tastes of Spring: Worth waiting forp. 79
Week 14 April Foods That Fool 'Em: You won't believe your eyesp. 87
Week 15 Passover Seder: Finally--matzo balls that float!p. 95
Week 16 Easter Traditions: For a "hoppy" holidayp. 101
Week 17 Two Tasty Tributes: Celebrating two things we can't live withoutp. 107
Week 18 Kentucky Derby Winners: No horsing around herep. 113
Week 19 Cinco de Mayo: A Mexican fiestap. 119
Week 20 Mother's Day Brunch: Give Mom a well-deserved break todayp. 125
Week 21 College Graduation Party: Hooray for the graduate!p. 131
Week 22 Memorial Day: A time to share with family and friendsp. 139
Week 23 Pre-Wedding Welcome: A welcoming meal sure to impress the in-laws-to-bep. 147
Week 24 Beefed-Up Dinners: Celebrating beefp. 155
Week 25 Fun Food: School's out, so make the kids' favoritesp. 161
Week 26 Father's Day Barbecue: This week, Dad's King of the Grillp. 167
Week 27 Red, White, and Blue Birthday Bash: Get 'em ready for the fireworksp. 173
Week 28 Campfire Cookin': More than just "burgers and dogs"p. 179
Week 29 Le French Buffet: In honor of Bastille Dayp. 185
Week 30 Ice Cream Sampler:...As if we need an excuse to eat ice cream!p. 193
Week 31 Rhode Island Sensations: Vacation with me at the shorep. 201
Week 32 Magic with Mustard: Hats off to our favorite yellow condimentp. 207
Week 33 Blueberry Bonanza: The true taste of summerp. 213
Week 34 Light 'n' Healthy Summer Celebration: Light 'n' lusciousp. 219
Week 35 An English Tea: Remembering Princess Dip. 225
Week 36 Labor Day Get-Together: Great food, little workp. 233
Week 37 Back-to-School Favorites: Don't forget these school suppliesp. 239
Week 38 Grandparents' Day Dinner: What a way to show you carep. 245
Week 39 State Fair Fare: The tastes and smells of the midwayp. 251
Week 40 Oktoberfest: The only thing missing is the accordionp. 259
Week 41 Orchard Goodies: Enjoy some apple goodness every dayp. 267
Week 42 Columbus Day Discoveries: Old World meets New Worldp. 275
Week 43 Chocoholic Fantasies: Chocolate at its bestp. 281
Week 44 Halloween Treats: No tricks here!p. 289
Week 45 National Sandwich Week: The sandwich sure has come a long wayp. 297
Week 46 Veterans Day: Good food from hard timesp. 305
Week 47 Autumn Harvest Dinner: Sure to warm your tummyp. 311
Week 48 Turkey Time: Thanksgiving as it was meant to bep. 319
Week 49 Recipes for Romance: Mr. and Mrs. Food's anniversary dinnerp. 325
Week 50 Holiday Open-House Nibbles: Sure to make everybody feel welcomep. 333
Week 51 Hanukkah Traditions: Just bring along a dreidelp. 341
Week 52 Christmas Dinner: What a way to end the year!p. 349
Indexp. 357