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Kitchen coach weeknight cooking
Bushman, Jennifer, 1967-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., [2004]

Physical Description:
viii, 216 pages ; color illustrations ; 22 cm x 27 cm
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Includes index.
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TX714 .B88 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Kitchen Coach Jennifer Bushman can help you get good food on the table Monday to Friday and enjoy making it! She'll help you set up an efficient kitchen and identify the weeknight cooking challenges you may face--working late, keeping to a budget, pleasing picky eaters, juggling family schedules--then guide you to great recipes to suit your need or mood of the day. You and your family will be glad you cooked!
* "What to Cook" chart to solve your "What's for dinner?" questions
* Meal-planning cues--from Easy Preparation to Something Special
* 150 simple, healthy recipes for all kinds of weeknight situations
* Sensational salads, hearty pastas, fresh fish entrees, and tempting chicken recipes
* Themed dishes for "comfort food" or sophisticated "spa cooking" nights, and more
* Fun foods for kids--including wraps, tacos, pizza, and foods-on-a-stick

"Jennifer is a working woman's dream. . . . There is something for everyone's palate in this book. If you love to cook, or just love to eat, this is all you need!"
--Elizabeth Vargas, anchor, ABC News

"Jennifer Bushman's creative dishes can stir even the most jaded, overworked cook. This is an invaluable book to help survive our rushed, stressed modern lives."
--Shirley O. Corriher, author of CookWise

"Finally a book that matches . . . [Jennifer's] vibrant, lively, and creative personality. . . . Every kitchen needs Jennifer as their 'kitchen coach'!"
--Joanne Weir, host of the PBS series Weir Cooking in the City and author of Weir Cooking in the City

"Jennifer Bushman's . . . enthusiasm reaches right out from the page and there is no reason not to cook once you have Jennifer's book in hand."
--John Ash chef, teacher, and author of John Ash Cooking One on One

"Jennifer Bushman, champion cooking teacher, personifies a true Kitchen Coach: always guiding, encouraging, and inspiring."
--Flo Braker, author of The Simple Art of Perfect Baking and Sweet Miniatures

Author Notes

JENNIFER BUSHMAN and her husband own and run the Nothing To It! Culinary School and Center in Reno, Nevada. Jennifer Bushman is the producer and star of the Kitchen Coach TV news food segments. She is also a culinary ambassador to Fine Cooking magazine and the spokesperson for the American Heart Association. SALLIE WILLIAMS is a food writer and cooking instructor and the author of six cookbooks, including Vegetables on the Side and The Complete Book of Sauces.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Practical tips trump celebrity gloss in this handy first offering from Bushman, owner of a Nevada cooking school and a syndicated TV cook. Bushman swears "cooking even a couple of times a week will make you happier." Her formula for achieving domestic bliss-choosing simple, fresh ingredients that stimulate the senses while offering a healthful alternative to prepared food and takeout-isn't news, but the 150 recipes offer some pleasingly creative ways of transforming basic ingredients, seen in such recipes as Penne with Puttanesca Sauce, as well as "spa" recipes like Linguine with Tomato-Fennel Sauce, which offers a fancier alternative for only marginally more prep time. While the book's 23 chapters present an array of cuisines, with chapters on how to prepare simple Asian, Mexican and Mediterranean meals, Bushman also pays tribute to unfussy comfort foods like Quick Macaroni and Cheese. Bushman's casual, fun approach to dining (relax, let your senses guide you, eat breakfast at dinner time if it makes you happy) should appeal to busy cooks. Photo insert not seen by PW. Agent, Stacey Glick. (July) Forecast: Bushman offers a great value, covering ethnic cuisine, vegetarian entrees, kids' snacks, sandwiches, etc. However, she's competing with many other books by TV cooks with higher profiles, so sales could prove challenging. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Bushman and her husband run a cooking school called the Nothing to It! Culinary Center in Reno, NV, and she is the host of "Nothing to It" television cooking spots. Her first book presents 150 recipes for busy cooks, with dozens of tips and hints to make their lives easier, from how to organize the pantry to what to look for when buying poultry. Organized into 20 some small chapters, from "Wrap It Up!" to "The Asian Express," the recipes are an eclectic selection; many seem rather familiar. For area libraries and large general collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Introductionp. vii
Why Cook?p. 1
Is Your Kitchen Ready?p. 6
Sensational Saladsp. 14
The Sandwich Boardp. 30
Wrap It!p. 36
Tacos and Enchiladas for Everyonep. 45
Midweek Pizza Partyp. 55
On a Stick--Skewered Foodsp. 64
Wok Worksp. 74
Mix-and-Match Pastas and Saucesp. 82
Hearty Pasta and Noodle Dishesp. 89
It's Chicken, Tonight!p. 95
Catch of the Dayp. 107
Meat Dishes for Every Dayp. 114
Asian Express--Takeout at Homep. 121
Flavors of the Mediterraneanp. 129
Comfort Foodp. 135
No-Meat Nightsp. 141
Spa Cookingp. 147
Breakfast for Dinnerp. 154
Vegetables and Sidesp. 163
Sweet Endingsp. 174
No-Trade Lunchesp. 183
Kids in the Kitchenp. 192
Classroom Snacksp. 199
Indexp. 206
Metric Conversion Guidep. 216