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The Working Stiff Cookbook

by Bob Sloan
Illustrations by Michael Klein


The Working Stiff The newest addition to the Chronicle Books library of cookbooks is tailor-made for the mega-busy superperson pushing the limits of the 24-hour day. The Working Stiff Cookbook is for everyone who works all day but still wants a delicious dinner.

It's 8:00 pm and you just arrived home from work. You've survived the vigorous demands of your job. You've tackled a treacherous commute. You can handle anything but�the dreaded meal plan of the evening. The thought of actually cooking and washing all the dishes is mind boggling. Instead of being the reward at the end of a long day's work, dinner has become a burden, a tiresome chore to be disposed of as quickly as possible. Until now! with his new book, Bob Sloan offers a delicious array of fun and easy recipes for the "working stiff."

Sloan is on the scene, so throw away your frozen dinners, give the local take-out restaurant a break, and call your whole family to the dinner table for a decent home cooked meal. The Working Stiff Cookbook provides fast-track recipes for Swift Swordfish, 10-Minute Salmon, Chicken Curry in a Hurry, and Stir-Fry Furioso; all skimping on time but most definitely not on flavor! Dishes that you may prefer to eat in a restaurant so other people have to do all the hard work are now easy to create at home. Scrumptious recipes for Paella, Chicken with Porcini Mushrooms, and Cajun Monkfish can now be added to your weekday repas repertoire!

Sloan has made the recipes more than just fun and convenient! Designed with funky and amusing illustrations by renowned artist Michael Klein, The Working Stiff Cookbook is likely to inspire even the weary-eyed nine to fiver to "fry it up a pan!" The spiral binder and individually tabbed sections--instant, one pot, pasta, soups, etc.--make the book easy to follow and easy to use.

Bob Sloan knows first-hand the time limitations of a busy schedule and provides chopping, shopping and planning tips to make it all happen like magic. You even get a cheat sheet of all basic necessities for your pantry. So no matter how late you work, and whether you fancy fish, chicken, pasta, soup, or the good ole' tried and true grilled cheese sandwich, The Working Stiff Cookbook has a dish to satisfy all taste buds.

Bob Sloan, author of Dad's Own Cookbook, is a busy guy who still finds time to cook. His humor pieces and fiction have appeared in Playboy, Print, and Reform Judaism, and he is the co-author of Hi-fi's and Hi-Balls and A Stiff Drink and a Close Shave.

Michael Klein's work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times and Newsweek.


The Working Stiff
by Bob Sloan
Chronicle Books
1998, Hardcover, US $15.95
144 pages
Line art throughout
ISBN 0-8118-1885-3
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