“The perfect give for all fathers looking to up their cooking game!”—The Daily Meal
There is a new kind of dad, and he’s doing far more domestic duty than at any time in history, including cooking. Although it’s written with a sense of humor, this book is a serious resource for dads and anyone else interested in upping their game to make great tasting food at home, even if they have never used a chef’s knife or a roasting pan before.
Learn how to make:
• Breakfast Pizza
• Pigs in Blankets
• MVP Rigs
• Roast Chicken with a Lotta Lemon and Garlic Sauce
• Game Day Turkey Meatballs
• Fish in Foil
• Potato Leek Soup
• Baked Potato Fries
• Blueberry Crumble
• Classic Martini
• and so much more!
Author Robert Rosenthal teaches basic techniques and presents a playbook of simple recipes that achieve the most taste with the fewest ingredients and the least effort.™ The dishes are sophisticated enough for entertaining, yet family table tested as well. Short Order Dad covers all the essentials, from shopping ingredients and cooking tools to appetizers, soups and salads, snacks, entrees, sauces and dressings, sides, desserts, cocktails and more, to make anyone a successful chef.
Good cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to be great. In fact, it’s just the opposite. So whether you’re clueless in the kitchen, pan-fry phobic, or already a skilled cook, Short Order Dad is here to help turn your kitchen into a place to play.
This debut cookbook from Rosenthal, an ad executive, comedian, and food writer, contains tips that virtually all novice cooks (of any gender) can put to use. After boldly calling out men on their fears of cooking they might worry about being seen as incompetent, failing, or having to make a commitment Rosenthal gets down to brass tacks, offering advice on building a pantry, selecting the right ingredients and cookware, and learning a handful of techniques before continuing to his recipes. He begins with the painfully simple avocado toast which, like others of his dishes, can barely be called a recipe. Breakfast pizza (flour tortilla, tomato sauce, and cheese) and pigs in blankets set the bar low, making much more complicated recipes such as the crispy lacquered chicken and ancho chili shrimp feel like anomalies. Though the book is fine for readers who have been hesitant to enter the kitchen, let alone prepare a meal, those with even a modicum of confidence will likely find it too elementary. There are many better ways for beginners to learn cooking techniques and recipes than this scattered effort.