Two Dudes, One Pan

Two Dudes, One Pan

Maximum Flavor From A Minimalist Kitchen

Book - 2008
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Just one pan? No problem! You'll need only a single skillet,a roasting pan, or a Dutch oven to make any of the 100 knockout recipes that have made this team the hottest culinary duo west of the Rockies.

Today their restaurants are the toast of Los Angeles, but Jon and Vinny still remember what it was like to cook with a minimum of space, time, and equipment. And they know that it is the feel-good, homestyle favorites that win raves from their clients and will make any home cook' s reputation. In Two Dudes, One Pan they show you how to prepare a surprising array of dishes--from finger foods to sweets and everything in between--using a few simple pieces of equipment and never more than one at a time.

Just as Jon and Vinny depend on fewer kitchen tools and gadgets than most cooks, they also believe it's possible to eat well without spending a fortune, and their varied, deeply flavored food won' t send you running to the gourmet shop in search of an obscure ingredient. For them, it's all about what you can do with food from the local grocery store. Pick up your favorite pan and try your hand at dishes like:

Curried Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard and Red Onion Slaw * Sake-Soy Sea Bass with Baby Bok Choy * Spicy Roasted Cauliflower, Capers, and Parm * Sherried Salmon and Cipollini Onions * Five-Spice Cornish Hens * Pistachio Tiramisù with Sweet Cherry Sauce * Pumpkin Pie Bars

With full-color photographs, ingredient alternatives, helpful tips and shortcuts, and dozens of straightforward, down-and-dirty recipes that pack a wallop of flavor, Two Dudes, One Pan will inspire you to use less--and cook more.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307382603
Branch Call Number: 641.82 Shook 08/2008
Characteristics: 240 p. :,coll. ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dotolo, Vinny


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At ages 22 and 21, the authors of this book started their own catering business. They focus on keeping cooking easy; using one pan per dish. It’s a book about cooking on a budget; a time budget, equipment budget and food budget. This cookbook is divided by what pan, bowl or skillet you would u... Read More »

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Apr 05, 2017

A disappointment. Though the cooking equipment info is great, this book is mostly full of recipes for special occasions with few that I'd actually want to prepare. I guess I'm not the type to make duck or cornish hens at home.

Side note: definitely not for those who don't know how to cook. Many people have interpreted this as a book to help men learn to cook. It's not. You need to be adept in the kitchen already to make a lot of these recipes.

Aug 04, 2015

Great cookbook. Unfortunately, there are some pages torn out of it... =/

Jan 22, 2011

This would be an excellent cookbook for college students, bachelors, someone who wants to build confidence in the kitchen and/or even those just starting out in life.

You won't be intimidated by complicated recipes in this book. The recipes are unprententious, easy to read, have appealing photographs, solid recipes and great cooking tips.

I was skeptical at first, but came away mightily impressed.


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