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DiscCookery: The DiscDrive 20th Anniversary Cookbook [Paperback]

Jurgen Gothe


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Book Description

Nov. 10 2005

"The most intelligent radio [program] in the country."
- The Globe and Mail

Since its launch in 1985 DiscDrive has become a Canadian institution, with hundreds of thousands of loyal listeners from coast to coast (and even more listening daily across the northern U.S.).

From early on, food became an important ingredient in the DiscDrive mix: after all, Jurgen Gothe was already an award-winning food and wine journalist. Whether improvised on the spot, or based on what Gothe cooked that weekend, his food preparation ideas -- from the ridiculously simple to the ridiculously elaborate -- formed part of the afternoon delights. Listeners clamored for his recipes and the program's website posted selected ones.

In honor of the radio show's upcoming 20th anniversary, Gothe's inventive recipes have been assembled into one delicious volume: DiscCookery.

DiscCookery has more than 120 recipes, most of them from Gothe's own kitchen and some solicited from DiscDrive listeners. Each recipe is not only paired with an appropriate wine but also a suitable music selection.

Selections focus on:

  • Soups and Salads
  • Drinks
  • Pasta, Fish and Seafood
  • Stews
  • Chicken and Duck
  • Meat
  • Snacks and Sides
  • Desserts
  • Extravaganzas (which includes Gothe's True North Chili made with musk ox, wild boar and caribou).

DiscCookery even includes Gothe's legendary Dinner and Ride Home for Cinderella: a stew of beef, peaches, corn, and vegetables, cooked and served in a pumpkin.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books; First Printing edition (Nov. 10 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552857565
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552857564
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16.7 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #536,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jurgen Gothe is an award-winning radio broadcaster and the CBC's only double-gold-medal winning program host, with two such awards from the prestigious New York International Radio Festival. Over 100 publications have carried Gothe's features and columns over the decades, and he continues as Food and Wine Editor of NUVO magazine and as the groundbreaking wine columnist for Vancouver's the Georgia Straight. He is also the author of Some Acquired Tastes.


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The first recipe in this book is also the newest in my kitchen, born out of serendipity one day when I was having a little weekend wind-down on Mayne Island and found all the ingredients for this at the market, where it's not always easy to get fresh prawns, fresh snap peas and fine Shanti-McDougall-grown garlic at the same time. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars The collective production of the great chef's most successful and favored plates in an easy-to-use format April 2 2006
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
DiscCookery: The DiscDrive 20th Anniversary Cookbook by Jurgen Gothe is the collective production of the great chef's most successful and favored plates in an easy-to-use format perfectly designed for home-use. Readers will grasp a complete understanding of Gothe's cooking tactics and be introduced to recipes for making many of the his tasty and delightfully decorative dishes. From Ziti with Lamb, Ham & Greens; Crepes Singhiozzando; and Butter Sauce with a Rumour of Tomatoes; to Taine of Beef with Prunes & Almonds; Half-Sweet Cocoa; and Cherry Chocolate Elk, DiscCookery is very highly recommended to all fans of the highly renowned and praised cook Jurgen Gothe as well as the general cook looking for a more interesting approach to their culinary practices.
5.0 out of 5 stars Chicken and Sausage in Bondage - and more! March 12 2006
By D. Donovan, Editor/Sr. Reviewer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Jurgen Gothe's DISCCOOKERY: THE DISCDRIVE 20TH ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK provides a celebration of food, wine and music alike, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the CBC Radio Two program 'DiscDrive' with a cookbook of recipes gathered from Jurgen's own files and those of his radio listeners. Here are some truly unique dishes not to be found elsewhere, from Fiery Prawns with Iced Orange Muscat to Margaritaville Chicken and Sausage in Bondage, these winners are easy to produce.

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