Item description for Mary Jo's Cuisine: A Cookbook by Mary Jo Mcmillin by Mary Jo McMillin...
For nearly two decades Mary Jo's Cuisine in Oxford, Ohio stood as a landmark for food of exceptional quality and artistry.
Known for its exquisite meals and quaint--but splendid--atmosphere, Mary Jo McMillin's bistro regularly attracted patrons from Cincinnati and Dayton, as well as New York and Boston. Her culinary creations were heralded by major newspapers, magazines, and professional chefs.
In a day when stovetop ranges and ovens are too often used merely for kitchen dcor, Mary Jo presents a back-to-basics approach.
While most current cookbooks present ghostwritten, celebrity-chef-driven publicity, Mary Jo's Cuisine restores the craft our taste buds can't afford to lose.
By sharing carefully tested--and tasted--recipes and featuring seasonal produce (because fresh is always best), Mary Jo takes her readers on a delightful trip back in time to when bread wasn't labeled Wonder and soup didn't come in a can.
Anyone seeking a stunning butternut squash soup, a succulent braised beef, or the perfect bread pudding will find treasures among the 100 dishes restaurant patrons kept coming back for.
With vignettes of restaurant woes and delights interspersed throughout the book, Mary Jo's Cuisine is a terrific read and an easy-to-use cooking guide. The book is a must-have for both culinary professionals and amateurs alike.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.9" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Mar 30, 2007
Publisher Orange Frazer Press
ISBN 1933197331 ISBN13 9781933197333
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Reviews - What do customers think about Mary Jo's Cuisine: A Cookbook by Mary Jo Mcmillin?
electable Apple Crumble Oct 5, 2007
The other day my mother-in-law sent me this book as a gift. It's apple season in the Catskills, and I headed for our favorite local orchard to try Mary Jo's recipe for apple crumble. I couldn't believe how easy her recipe (on pages 206 and 207) was to prepare. Although I couldn't buy Jonathans, I used some McIntosh apples that were just fine. The results were so delicious that I'm seriously contemplating inviting my mother-in-law over to the house for what she calls "apple pie and coffee." My husband is usually sort of indifferent to my cooking, but he gobbled up Mary Jo's apple crumble like there's no tomorrow. Her other recipes look as user-friendly as Mary Jo's stories about her restaurant are fascinating. Actually, I couldn't put the book down!
I highly recommend this book for accomplished chefs and kitchen klutzes alike!
cookbook Aug 23, 2007
Who reads a cookbook? This one makes you feel like a good friend of the author. Receipes are very well explained and not as complicated as you first think.
This Cookbook That Rocks May 24, 2007
Mario Batali, Charlie Trotter, Gordon Ramsey. Terrific chefs. Lousy cookbook writers.
Mary Jo, on behalf of this downtrodden cookbook reader, I'd like to thank you. Goodbye esoteric ingredients, inscrutable techniques and expensive equipment. Out with my chinois and in with your soulful, easy-to-follow recipes.
While I'm tossing things out, no more store bought yogurt for me when Mary Jo's "couldn't be simpler" recipe (p. 21) is a revelation. Hellmann's? Never again, with "a small quantity of mayonnaise (p. 33) only seconds away by hand.
Then there are those sublime soups and salads. And I've just started on the breads and dinner mains. I can hardly wait!
I've only had Mary Jo's Cuisine for a month and it's already dog-eared and sauce-stained...the highest compliment I can pay any cookbook.
One mother's opinion...thanks Mary Jo May 19, 2007
What a wonderful addition to my kitchen!! Not only does this book elegantly guide you through making homemade rustic meals, but it also encourages the chef. As a mother, I find I can rely on Mary Jo's true to form recipes. As someone who wants to try to grow the expanse of food offerings for her family, this book is a true treasure. I want to encourage those who might shy away from the lost art of do-it-yourself meals, to give this book a try. To be able to offer my ever growing family a homemade meal that wasn't constructed from a box, can or takeout delivery is a true blessing!
Mary Jo gave me confidence in the kitchen May 12, 2007
whenever i try to follow cookbook recipes, i find that i spend most of my time trying to understand the instructions and it's a very frustrating experience for me.
the recipes i've tried in Mary Jo's cookbook were simple, easy to follow, and straightforward. i feel like i could read them and really understand how to put the words / instructions into action in my simple little kitchen.
for example, i've never made soup, but i tried the asparagus soup and i was a bit intimidated because it sounds like "restaurant food" but i did it! and it was creamy (without a lot of fat grams) and delicious. Mary Jo says that many of her customers would ask if her soups were "cream based" becuase they are so rich and creamy -- but they are not! when you puree the ingredients you get this nice velvet-like, rich texture and it's very healthy!