Here's a sampling of
amazon.com. customer reviews
for Joie's cookbooks.
NO-COOK PASTA SAUCES
"This is my FAVORITE cookbook!!", June 17, 2003
Reviewer: A reader from Springfield, VA United States
"I recommend it to everyone I
know. The dishes are easy to prepare, and taste simply amazing! I
just love the whole concept of this cookbook!!"
"Simply wonderful", March 18, 2003
Reviewer: A reader from New Jersey
"I went to a bridal shower (the bride was vegetarian) where my
cousin made some recipes from this cookbook, and they were
wonderful. I asked her for the recipes, and she told me the name of
I am so pleased with the book, I have given it to several
friends as a gift."
"Very good!", March 27, 2002
"This is a very good cookbook not only for amateurs but for
professionals as well. I recommend it to everybody
who loves pasta and to
all who collect cookbooks."
A RECIPE FROM JOIE WARNER'S NO-COOK PASTA SAUCES
"This book is fabulous", July 4, 2001
Lynne Tyler from Manchester, NH
"No-cook doesn't mean raw or cold! These recipes are easy to make,
flavorful and delicious. And FAST! This is just the book for a hot
summer night's dinner. Or even when you want a quick dinner. There
is a wide variety of flavors.
When I first got this book I made four
recipes in a week. My son loves the tuna (canned!) with lemon zest
and juice with capers. I like the broccoli with blue cheese.
Asparagus with orange and basil sauce is awesome! Ricotta cheese and
roasted red peppers is a real pleaser. I used this book for dinner
for two separate dinners with guests, and on both occasions, the
guests went out and bought the book. I'm looking forward to making
the Vodka-Spiked Tomato Sauce this weekend."
"The book that got me back to scrumptious meals", July 9,
A reader from Edinburgh United
"After years of cooking lovely, but-oh-so-hard-to-do, meals I got
burnt out. Then for nearly 8 years I just snacked; I didn't want to
even make a salad because that was too much bother.
This is the
cookbook (given to me by a well-meaning friend) that got me back to
making delicious meals. They are easy, healthy, no-fuss and
absolutely mouth-watering. I've made most of the recipes in the book
and though I have my favorites,
there aren't any that I didn't like or thought was too difficult. I'm buying a copy for a friend who has
a boat and needs easy meals for a family of 4 that can be made in a
tiny cabin kitchenette. This is the cookbook for her and I'm sure
many others will enjoy it too."
"The Best and Easiest to Prepare Pasta Sauces!", July 7, 2000
Reviewer: A reader from
Oviedo,, FL United States
"My neighbor and friend received this book for Christmas and raved
about it, promising to let me borrow it. She did....for two whole
days then retrieved it. Seems
she uses it several times weekly and
could not do without it any longer. I searched a couple of local
bookstores for it and also a cooking website to no avail. I'm so
happy to have found it that I'm ordering one for myself and my
sister. It's GREAT!"
must for any cook", September 1, 1998
AMAZON.COM Reviewer: A
reader from Alexandria, VA USA
"As an owner of many cook books I have found this one the most convenient by far for a quick and satisfying pasta meal. The flavor
combinations are new and tasty. Ingredients can be substituted for low
and fat free meals."
A TASTE OF
CHINATOWN: America's Native Chinese Cuisine
Best Chinese Cookbook ever!", March 18, 2001
Reviewer: An Amazon.com Customer from Tulsa, OK USA
"If you can find the book, buy it! Every item
in this book is perfection."
American Chinese cookbook anywhere", February 6, 2003
AMAZON.COM Reviewer: jolim from
Phoenixville, PA United States
"It is shocking that A Taste Of Chinatown is no longer in print.
have collected a bookshelf of
over the years, but the only one that I could not do without is Joie
Warner's. This cookbook focuses on the American Chinatown, giving
truly accurate but easy-to-follow preparations of the classic dishes
that are part of the American experience of Chinese food. Although
other cookbooks may offer a broader range of more authentic examples
of true Chinese cuisine, no other book that I know captures the
subtle differences in ratios, seasonings and methods that give the
American Chinese restaurant its unique, memorable taste.
If you love
your local Chinese food (and you don't live in China), you can not
go another day without this cookbook"
A RECIPE FROM A TASTE OF CHINATOWN
AMAZON.COM Reviewer: ababbitt from
"I bought A Taste of Chinatown
at a used-book sale several years ago for the princely sum of 50
cents. Every time I use this book I tell my wife: "This is the best
purchase I have ever made." I would say the same thing if I had paid
100 dollars for it. I own a number of other Chinese cookbooks and
the results from the recipes in this book are so far superior to
anything else in my collection that there is almost no comparison.
Simply put, EVERY dish I have ever made from a recipe in this book
has been absolutely delicious. I am an experienced an accomplished cook yet I can make that claim about
none of the other 40 or so cookbooks that I own. The only place this book
comes up short is in the number and variety of dishes. Please, Joie, give us
another book like this!"
the BEST Chinese cookbook",
March 18, 1999
AMAZON.COM Reviewer: A reader from
"Put away all your other Chinese
cookbooks. These recipes
are straightforward and consistently excellent, and the photos are
gorgeous. Warner is on the mark when she recommends specific brands
of ingredients. What a shame it's such a difficult book to find!"
"If you love
Chinese you need this book!",
August 3, 1997
AMAZON.COM Reviewer: A reader
"The receipes are very
detailed and describe preparation in great detail. Most of the
dishes have been americanized some by increasing the amount of meat
and decreasing the vegetable amount.
All dishes I have tried are
JOIE WARNER'S APPLE
DESSERTS: America's Favorite Fruit
"So easy, yet so good!", December 17, 2003
Kathryn Opena from San Francisco,
CA United States
"This is my favorite book for apple desserts. Pies, cakes, cookies,
baked apples, and ice cream - no dessert is left out. And once you
try her method of making pastry you'll never go back. Favorites are
the Caramel Apple Upside-down Cake and Apple Raisin Bread Pudding."
A RECIPE FROM JOIE WARNER'S APPLE DESSERTS
WARNER'S CAESAR SALAD: America's Favorite Salad
"A great way to learn the basics!", December 18, 2002
Andrew Blake Webster
from Shelburne, Vermont United States
book is a fantastic way to learn how to create a good Caesar salad!
Recipes include the original Caesar salad as well as a dozen
fantastic variations (including a recipe for a sun-dried tomato
salad and a grilled swordfish salad). There are also six or seven
recipes for croutons that only take fifteen minutes to prepare and
taste great! This is a great book for anyone who is new to the
kitchen or just wants a few new ideas!
A RECIPE FROM JOIE WARNER'S CAESAR SALADS
BEST PASTA SAUCES
"A Must for your cookbook shelf", January 22, 2003
AMAZON.COM Reviewer: Gail A Gadekar from Pennsylvania
bought this book many years ago and have used it so much that some
pages are marked with sauce and personal notes that I have tailored
to my family's taste buds. This cookbook deserves 5 stars and if you
can find it, buy it!!
A RECIPE FROM ALL THE BEST PASTA SAUCES
excellent cookbook!", July 22, 1999
AMAZON.COM Reviewer: A reader from Philadelphia, PA
you're not worried about low-fat pasta sauce recipes, and want to
make some delicious, beautiful pasta dishes, this book is perfect. I
have tried more than half of the sauces and every single one has met
praise. Great pesto, chicken and artichoke pasta and some of the
tried and true cream and marinara sauces. Fabulous for company. I
have had to buy many copies of this book to give to friends because
I got tired of writing out recipes.
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