What’s For Dinner? HC Michael Roberts 200+ Recipes Morrow


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What’s for Dinner? Hardcover
by Michael Roberts (Author)

A collection of recipes for French, Mexican, Italian, and Asian entree+a7s features meatless meals, dishes for kids, favorites from the fifties, hearty kettle dinners, meals in a minute, and others.

Roberts, executive chef at Trumps restaurant in L.A., presents recipes for the dishes he likes to cook at home. His repertoire–as eclectic as that of most contemporary chefs–has a homey, nostalgic base and a tendency to stuff the flesh course, whether it be whole birds, chicken breasts, veal, salmon, or prawns. Chapters cover hot and cold dinners; updates of his Jewish grandmothers’ old-country dishes and of lowbrow 50’s fare (e.g., tuna-noodle casserole); stolid meatless meals and “politically correct” grain-and-bean dishes still tainted with sausages or other meats; quick meals (several of them based on scallops) and company meals that turn out to be mostly roasts and no fancier than his others; and his versions of less familiar French and Italian and less authentic Mexican and Asian dishes. (These last, Roberts promises, “don’t depend on trips to Chinatown” for ingredients.) Complete with advice and historical/cultural chat more predictable than the recipes–unexceptional fare that’s well positioned to meet the current mood for cosmopolitan comfort food. (Color photographs throughout.)

Hardcover: 333 pages
Publisher: William Morrow & C
Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.2 x 10.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

I refer to this book when I don’t have a lot of time to be creative or take chances with something new that might not turn out as expected. Every recipe I have tried has turned out wonderful and the list of ingredients is manageable. I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes to eat but does not have a lot of time.


Book and dust jacket are in near mint condition. Dust jacket has picked up a little dust around spine area. 1st printing. Sticker on back cover.