What inspired you to write your book?
The DUDE of COURSE !!!
About your Book:
Here it is Ladies and Gents, Achievers, even Nihilists . The Collected recipes of The Dude. Yes The Dude cooks! He has to. He’s Unemployed and needs to stretch those checks as much as humanly and Duderly possible. Dude needs money for all his necessities, like; Kahlua, Bowling Fees, Gas for The Dudemobile, food, w_ _d, and what-not. So in order to stretch his limited funds, the Dude cooks most of his meals at home. Can’t go to In-N-Out or order take-out and what not. Gotta Feed The Monkey and eating out or ordering in would eat through the Dudes budget in no time flat. Dude has collected a lifetime of wonderful recipes, like, Dudes Cowboy Chili, Gooey Chop Meat, Da Fino’s Meatballs, and more. Dude will teach you how to make a tasty Taco, Burrito, Ramen, Tuna-Fish Sandwich or whatever you little Achiever Heart desires. Being The Dude, all these recipes are Easy, Economical, and of course Tasty! The Dude wouldn’t have it any other way. And the Dude wants to help you and guide you along the way to a beautiful journey as you cook with The Dude and always Abide!
Cuisine Style or Food Genre
DUDE FOOD / Continental-American
Sample Recipe or Food Advice
GOOEY CHOP MEAT
This was a recipe from my Stepmother Joan. I gave this recipe to The Dude, and he absolutely loves it and for all the reasons that The Dude likes any of his favorite recipes. I think you know by now? Correctomundo! The name is “Crazy,” Gooey Chop-Meat. I loved it, and that’s what first got Dude interested in this dish as well, even before he ever tasted it. He heard about it, and with a name like “Gooey Chop Meat” and the description of the dish, The Dude just had to have it. Had to taste it, get the recipe, and now he makes it all the time. Dude makes about two batches a month. It’s quick and easy. Tasty, stores well, fills you up, and Dude gets about 14 plates per batch at just about .50 cents a plate. That’s Good by The Dude, “No Doubt.”
GOOEY CHOP MEAT RECIPE
3 tablespoons Olive or vegetables oil
2 pound Ground Chuck or other Ground Beef
4 cloves of Garlic peeled and chopped
3 medium Onions, peeled and chopped
2 28 ounce cans chopped Tomatoes
½ tablespoon each of Kosher or Sea Salt
And Ground Black Pepper to taste
1 lb. Fusilli, Elbow Macaroni
or any pasta of your choice.
Dude prefers Fusilli for this recipe.
Use 1 pound of pasta for 3 or 4 people,
or ½ lb. for 2 people, 1 tablespoon Butter
¼ cup Grated Parmigiano or other cheese
Cooking Steps for GOOEY CHOP-MEAT
1. Put a 8 quart or other large pan on the stove top and add oil. Turn flame on to medium and heat 2 minutes. Add the chopped meat. Cook the chopped meat until it loses its raw color. Using a wooden spoon, break up the chopped meat as you cook it. It should take approximately ten minutes.
2. Add the garlic and onions and lower heat. Cook for 6 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes to pot. Raise heat to high and bring the tomatoes up to the boil, then lower the heat to low and cook for 25 minutes, periodically stirring with a wooden spoon.
4. After the sauce has been simmering for 20 minutes, put your pasta into a large pot of rapidly boiling salted water and Cook according to directions on package.
5. Drain the pasta. Put drained pasta back into the pot it cooked in. Spoon about 2 ½ cups of your sauce ( Gooey Chop
Meat) over the pasta. Add butter and mix.
6. Serve pasta on 4 plates, top with a little more sauce, and sprinkle on Grated Cheese.
What formats are your books in
Both eBook and Print
How do you see writing a food/cookbook as different from writing other genres of books?
Cooking and Food are Passion of mine that I know quite about about, being a a Food & Wine Professional for more than 30 years .. I Know and Love the subject-matter so it’s easy for me to write about .. Simply put, I enjoy it ..
Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a food book or cookbook
Write about something you love; a particular Cuisine, or type of cooking, or particular category, like; Pasta, Barbecuing, Italian Food, French Food, etc .. Once you have your Subject-Matter, make and out line and list. Knock Off the list, writing about one thing on the list (outline) at a time, and the book will write itself. The keys are finding a subject you love and are knowledgeable about, make an outline and write. When writing, just write. Don’t worry about getting everything write at first. It’s most important to get it down on paper or in your computer. You can go back and edit afterward. Good Luck, keep at it, and don’t wtop, Write, Write, Write.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
Amazon Createspace and Kindle (KDP) are great for writers just starting out. It’s quite cheap, easy, and quick to get your book (books) up and running in know time. Createspace and Kindle are great platforms.
30 Year Food, Restaurant, & Wine Professional
Attended New York Technical College, Brookly, NY
Authro La Tavola
Author: The Feast of The 7 Fish
Author: Clemenza’s Sunday Sauce
Author: GOT ANY KAHLUA ? The Collected Recipes of The Dude
One of AMerica’s foremost Authorities of Italian Wine
New York Food & Restaurant Historian
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