Sam the Cooking Guy: Awesome Recipes & Kitchen Shortcuts (Paperback)

Awesome Recipes & Kitchen Shortcuts

By Sam Zien

Houghton Mifflin, 9780470467947, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2010



Fast, simple, and really great meals for real people-from Sam the Cooking Guy

On his popular television show, Sam Zien shows regular people how to make great meals that are long on taste and short on effort. Sam might not be Michelin rated, but his refreshing approach to cooking with basic ingredients, simple techniques, and equipment almost everyone has at hand makes cooking simple, fun, and satisfying. There's no foie gras, truffle oil, or papillote involved and it doesn't matter if you can't spell "hors d'oeuvre." There are no fancy techniques or rare ingredients here, just great tasting food that anyone can make.

Awesome Recipes and Kitchen Shortcuts makes it even easier with simple tricks for preparing great meals on the fly. Turn a roast chicken from the corner deli into a fake pulled pork sandwich. Keep pre-cooked pasta in the freezer and bust out a tub of pre-made pesto for an instant Italian meal.

  • Packed with simple cooking shortcuts that make great-tasting food simple-turn leftover roast beef into Shepherd's Pie or last night's French fries into this morning's Breakfast Burrito
  • Includes shockingly good recipes like Cap'n Crunch Seared Tuna, Sam's Mexican Meatloaf, Blue Cheese Gnocchi with Bacon, and Pina Colada Pancakes
  • Based on simple ways to use easy-to-find ingredients, leftovers, and stuff that's in almost everyone's pantry
  • Written by Sam Zien, host of the popular cooking show "Sam the Cooking Guy" and author of Sam the Cooking Guy: Just a Bunch of Recipes

Keep it real and real simple with Sam's Awesome Recipes and Kitchen Shortcuts.

About the Author

Sam Zien is an eleven-time Emmy Award winner and for the past four years has been the host of the television series "Sam the Cooking Guy." His latest show, "Just Cook This! with Sam the Cooking Guy," premiered on the Discovery Health Channel in September 2007 and now airs on Fit TV. His Web site is