What the Readers Say
"Just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know how terrific the 2 Beat The Clock cookbooks are. Both are excellent but we seem to be giving the Low Fat edition an extra workout. We simply leave them on the kitchen table since they're used so often."
Mike Rubin. Santa Rosa, CA
"Damn it Sam, YOU ARE GOOD! I just bought your new
Low-Fat Cooking to Beat the Clock. I have the original, and like it a lot.
I've just made the second dinner in two days using recipes from the new
book. Both were outstanding, and done in under 15 minutes. The pasta with
Shrimp, Green Beans and Lemon-Garlic sauce was awesome."
Lynne Tyler, Manchester, NH
"I happened across your book, decided it was just what I was looking for and added the pantry items to my computerized shopping list. From there it's been one pleasant meal after another. Since we've both been recently told to watch our cholesterol, we appreciate how healthy the recipes are. I've continued to substitute elements of the recipes and haven't created a disaster yet, so that makes your book magic as far as I'm concerned." Ann Tarvin, San Diego, CA
"I just can't stop cooking from your book! Last night
I made the frittata--delicious! I can't wait for the next one!"
Rebecca Staffel, Seattle, WA
"Your fifteen minute book is excellent and all the
recipes work but the nicest part I found was the fundamentals of a kitchen
- I can turf a large amount of my gadgets now and the kitchen is more efficient
CW Goosen, South Africa
"Just wanted to let you know that I tried your Broccoli
and Pasta Soup tonight for dinner. Needless to say, it was a hit and my
husband even went back for seconds, and he never goes back for seconds
on my soup!"
"I have been searching heart healthy cookbooks
since coronary bypass surgery 10 years ago. I think it's your approach,
not so much the preparation time, which I appreciate, but concentration
on taste and need for some (controlled) fat is so outstanding--far beyond
the approach found in so many other authors' efforts. Also vitally impotent
is the fact that your fat per portion and portion size is realistic--we
have healthy appetites. Most book portion sizes wouldn't satisfy a sparrow."
"Your book is so practical and yet so beautiful.
I really like it."
Kathleen T. Rose
"Recently I bought your book. It has changed
my life. For the first time in years, I have delicious, quick recipes that
my whole family loves. You are a genius and your recipes are a wonderful
Tamie Callahan , Seattle, WA
"Sam, you rock! As a chef who has always enjoyed
the labor-intensive rhapsody of creating some intricate dish and sharing
it with friends, I have always been skeptical of quick cooking. But I work
during the week, too, just like the humble masses, and I needed to simplify.
I have been working to that end for the past year or so, and you certainly
have provided much inspiration. It is possible to out a decent dinner on
the table without resorting to nutrition-stripped frozen meals or canned
KT Ellenbecker, Madison, WI
"Just wanted to let you know I recently purchased
Cooking to Beat The Clock and I just love it. What a great help getting
delicious meals on the table fast. Thanks so much for such a useful book."
"I've been meaning to write for ages to tell you that
I'm STILL hearing good things about Low Fat Cooking to Beat the Clock. My
friends were all pleased to receive the book and one of them has managed
to cook her way through it without a complaint. It's neat when one hears
comments about a Christmas gift weeks or months later."
"I'm a Chronicle Books employee, but I'm writing to
you as a fan of ‘Cooking
to Beat the Clock.’ I ordered this title right before I went on maternity
leave and it's been the perfect cookbook for my husband and I since the birth
of our daughter! Instead of going out on Friday and Saturday nights, now
we stay home and try out new recipes. IT'S MUCH EASIER when they're YOUR
recipes because we know they'll be fast and tasty. FAST is the key when you
have a newborn. Our current favorite is the flank steak salad, because it's
good cold (so if the baby wakes up at the same time the food is ready, it
Eric & Susan (Greenwood) Schroeder