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A man, a can, a microwave : 50 tasty meals you can nuke in no time
Joachim, David.
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Publication Information:
[Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale, [2004]

Physical Description:
43 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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Cover title.

At head of title: Men's health presents.

On board pages.
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Men's health (Magazine)
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TX832 .J63 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
TX832 .J63 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TX832 .J63 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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First came A Man, a Can, a Plan- 50 Great Guy Meals Even You Can Make. The Sunday Star-Ledger cheered it as a "foolproof, not to mention spill-proof guide to manly success in the kitchen." And the Detroit News exclaimed, "Dude, this cookbook is for you." Next came A Man, a Can, a Grill- 50 No-Sweat Meals You Can Fire Up Fast. Cookbook author Andrew Schloss, who wrote Cooking with Three Ingredients and Dinner's Ready, called the recipes "easy, flavorful...streamlined and smart. Real food-so good that no one will ever guess your secret is in the can." Now there's A Man, a Can, a Microwave-and all those "dudes" who helped put the "Grill" book on the New York Times how-to bestseller list will be pleased to know that David Joachim and the editors of Men's Health haven't lost a beat. The 50 guy-friendly, nuke-able meals using packaged ingredients are fun to make and great to eat-and include such tasty dishes as "Italian One-Dish Fish," "Teriyaki Beef with Broccoli," and "Painless Paella." With step-by-step recipes and full-color photos, A Man, a Can, a Microwave, like the previous books in the series, is a perfect gift for anyone learning to cope in the kitchen. Make sure he has a can opener-and a hearty appetite!

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Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Bound in the kind of thick, stain-proof pages usually employed for preschool boardbooks, this cookbook dumbs down basic recipes to inventive new lows. The Men?s Health magazine team responsible for the similarly silly A Man, A Can, A Plan again explain how to microwave canned food into something approximating dinner. Rather than saute or simmer, readers are instructed to ?dump? and ?nuke? ingredients, as in a recipe for Sweet and Sour Meatballs, which requires a can of crushed pineapples, a can of sloppy joe sauce and a pound of frozen precooked meatballs. Other recipes not for the faint of heart include Slab O? Ham with Redeye Gravy (essentially microwaved slices of canned ham in a coffee/pork sauce gravy) and Hot Slam Dunk, a dip that calls for mayonnaise, sour cream, canned artichoke hearts, spinach and a few other ingredients to be microwaved together for several minutes. (The authors award ?Extra credit? to those who pour the mixture into a hollowed-out loaf of pumpernickel.) Nevertheless, despite its frightening culinary intentions, there?s a nice sense of fun in this cookbook, and a few decent ideas to boot. Why not microwave chocolate syrup, whole milk and vanilla extract together for Liquid Bliss? It?s a reliable, no-brainer way to make hot chocolate. And there?s nothing nauseating about the canned yam-based Sam-I-Am Casserole?butter and brown sugar mask a variety of sins. While this might make a great (gag?) gift for the newly independent frat guy or confirmed bachelor, it?s hard to imagine any but the hardiest kitchen-phobes making frequent use of this book, especially when it?s so easy to just order in. (May) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Table of Contents

Beefp. 1
Chickenp. 6
Porkp. 11
Fishp. 16
Turkeyp. 23
Beansp. 28
Veggiesp. 34
Chocolatep. 39