The Well-filled Microwave Cookbook

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Workman Publishing, Jan 1, 1996 - Cooking - 435 pages
Microwave ovens are in over 90% of American homes--but too often relegated to the role of re-heater, defroster, and popcorn maker. No more. Victoria Wise and Susanna Hoffman, authors of The Well-Filled Tortilla with over 200,000 copies in print, spent three years exploring the possibilities of the microwave, and they've created a collection of 350 innovative, flavorful, at times whimsical recipes that take full advantage of the box and what it does best. And what the microwave does best, as the authors have discovered, is pretty terrific. Perfectly cooked fish. Creamy no-stir risottos. Luscious sauces for pasta. Crunchy pickles and relishes in a twinkling. Soup with an unexpected depth of flavor. Hasty puddings. And all without much of the time, mess, fuss, and demanding attention of conventional cooking. Then, marry these virtues with the sensibilities of two truly imaginative chefs, and the box really does become magic: Cuba Seafood Soup with Black Beans, Sweet Potato and Yam, Burmese Curried Chicken, Fish Filets Brazilian, Tahini Spice Cake with Orange Glaze, Double Chocolate Pudding. 43,000 copies in print.
 

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The Well-Filled Microwave Cookbook (Well-Filled Series , No 2)

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Former chefs Wise and Hoffman (Good and Plenty, LJ 12/88) want their readers to take another look at the microwave oven and realize that it can do more than thaw, reheat, and make popcorn. Whether ... Read full review

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Contents

THE MAGIC BOX
1
MICROMUNCHIBLES
9
PICKLING IN A TWINKLING
59
DRIED FRUIT IN MAGICAL MOMENTS
85
SOUP OF THE HOUR
93
HOT SANDWICHES
139
PASTA SAUCES AND LASAGNES SUBITO
169
SNAP CRACKLE AND POP
183
LEAVES STALKS AND ROOTS
223
MIRACLES WITH MEAT IN MICRO TIME
271
WINGING IT
297
WAVES OF SPECTACULAR SEAFOOD
313
SO SWEET SO FAST
349
CONVERSION CHART
409
INDEX
410
Copyright

FROM DRY TO PLUMP
209

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About the author (1996)

Victoria Wise, alumnus of the Chez Panisse restaurant and co-founder of Oakland's Good & Plenty Caf, is a co-author of The Well-Filled Microwave Cookbook and Good & Plenty: America's New Home Cooking. Victoria also compiled and wrote the Smith & Hawken Gardeners' Community Cookbook. She lives in Oakland, CA.

Susanna Hoffman, alumnus of the Chez Panisse restaurant and co-founder of Oakland's Good & Plenty Caf, is a co-author of The Well-Filled Microwave Cookbook and Good & Plenty: America's New Home Cooking. She is an anthropologist and cook who has lived and worked in Greece on and off for more than thirty years, dividing her time between Telluride, CO, and Santorini, Greece.

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