Joachim, author of the best-selling A Man, a Can, a Plan, offers a new book of easy recipes for main courses of all types (pastas, pizzas, and more), all based on pasta sauce. He chose four basic types of store-bought sauce-tomato, pesto, alfredo, and cheddar cheese-and he begins by rating the different brands of each type. What's odd is that although he likes some of the commercially available tomato sauces, he recommends making pesto sauce from scratch and says that prepared alfredo sauce pales in comparison to fresh," as do commercial cheddar cheese sauces; he provides recipes for making all three as well as for a variety of tomato sauces. All his other recipes, however, call for prepared sauces, but readers will probably find the tomato sauce-based recipes the most satisfying of the bunch if using a store-bought product. Nevertheless, with its catchy title and quick and simple recipes, this is recommended for most collections." -Library Journal Nov 15, 2006
About the Author
David Joachim is the author of A Man, A Can, A Plan, which was a New York Times best-seller with over 500,000 copies sold, as well as A Man, A Can, A Grill and A Man, A Can, A Microwave. He is also the author or co-author of a number of books on food and cooking. David is a member of IACP and lives in PA.