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Narsai David Cookbook Review: “The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook”

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — There’s a marvelous new cookbook from the editors of America’s Test Kitchen that’s just been published called “The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook” that’s a notable and worthy alternative to most recipes that serve four to six.

For me, this new cookbook brings back some old memories. It was some years ago when I would make guest appearances a television show “Over Easy,” which dealt with aging, to show how to prepare dishes for one or two people. As we get older, we’re are likely to be cooking for just that many people.

“The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook” touts itself as the “first-ever comprehensive cooking for two cookbook with 650 foolproof recipes.” It’s divided up into sections like soups and chowders, burgers, sandwiches, pizza and more.

It also has chicken, beef, fish, vegetables and pasta. With over 500 color photographs, it is very impressive.

In the meat section, for example, there are recipes for prime rib and an all-American mini-meatloaf for two people. Each starts out with a paragraph that gives a clear description and understanding on way the recipe will work.

How about chili-glazed salmon with bock choy? Or salmon with asparagus and herb dressing? I can’t wait for salmon season to open.

In the vegetable section, there’s a recipe that I’m certainly going to adapt for home use: Moroccan-style Quinoa with raisins and pine nuts.

It’s all here in the “The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook.”

Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades. You can hear him Saturdays at 10:53am, 12:53pm and 4:53pm, and at 2:53am Sunday on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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