Jet Age Cooking for the Bachelor Gourmet
Single-Serving Culinary Classics of the 1960s
James M. Kraus
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Discover or re-live the gastronomic pleasures of the lush entrées enjoyed by the Jet Age man about town. Use this book as your culinary companion to elevate solo dining to a hedonistic 1960s level; or double the recipe to entertain that special someone. Choose from an international smörgåsbord of delights featuring vintage favorites from the United States, France, Italy, Hungary, Spain and Polynesia.
Each recipe is optimized for easy preparation and clean-up using a minimum of kitchen gear, yet adhering to the classic essentials of each carefully curated entrée. Many can be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less.
Included are tips on ingredients, complementary wines, notes for the novice and last but not least, recommendations for optimal musical accompaniment.
Each recipe includes a photo of the finished dish in an appropriate period setting.
What's New in Version 2.1
Recipe revisions and improvements
Blast With The Past
This book is a well written tome about the joys of cooking in the 1960's. It harkens back to an era when real people cooked real food, without an attitude. It's the "foodtrack" for the "Mad Men" series. Love this book. A real classic! If James Bond were a home cook, this is what he'd serve up to Moneypenny.
Really good book, single or deux!
I really enjoyed this cookbook by Mr. Kraus, I found his instructions easy to follow and they actually made sense! He has a really neat way of bringing a certain nostalgia into cooking with this book, it reminds me of hiding in the garage while reading Playboys and imagining I was Hugh Hefner! Way too cool! You're not going to become a major chef or have a show on the food channel by reading this, but you'll sure eat well! Enjoy!
A great collection of recipes
This is a delightful cookbook. I’ve tried a few recipes so far and although it is not a huge recipe collection, the recipes appear to be carefully selected and all are very flavorful and easy to create.
The author does a nice job of creating delicious yet simple meals suitable for one person. It’s great that none of the recipes require expensive kitchen gadgets. I have a small kitchen and had no issues making these meals. Finding recipes for free on the Internet is easy but finding a nice collection of excellent recipes makes it worth the small price.