What's Cooking Author:Burt Wolf BURT WOLF is an internationally syndicated television food reporter. His daily broadcasts can be seen in all fifty states, Canada, Central and South America, Australia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Europe, the Dutch West Indies and the Orient. — Wolf, editor of more than 60 cookbooks, a cookware entrepreneur and TV chef of the syndicated "What's Cook... more »ing" TV spots, knows how to combine good eating with good reading. This unpretentious cookbookreminiscent of any city's Junior League offeringcontains over 200 of Wolf's most popular American and ethnic dishes, ranging from simple cheese straws to comforting rice pudding, from spaghetti carbonara to Dublin coddle (a traditional Saturday night "Irish bacon and sausage-based stew"). Nearly all recipes are standard, but the uncomplicated directions, easily found ingredients and relatively short cooking timesmost dishes can be prepared in less than an hourwill attract novice home chefs, and maybe those who haven't the time or inclination to spend long hours in the kitchen. The chatty sidebars about cooking tips, food lore, nutrition, equipment and ingredients are less predictable than the selection of recipes (e.g., in "Coffee Facts and Folklore," we learn that the origins of coffee-drinking "are traced to an Arab goat herder who saw how active his goats were after eating coffee beans and coffee leaves").
During the past twenty years he has been lecturing, writing and making television shows about good food and drink. This book contains a collection of the recipes, cooking tips and folklore seen on Burt Wolf's TV shows.« less