This easy-to-use teaching book is designed for young working couples who will be sharing the cooking and entertaining chores at home. The recipes, from Spinach and Pine Nut Pizzetta to Roasted Salmon in Horseradish Crust and Lemon Chicken with Capers, are designed to please the well-trained palate, but no culinary skill is assumed. Each recipe includes a list of necessary utensils, a clear set of do-ahead instructions, tips for serving, and variations. In addition, there is a section of complete menus for entertaining in a number of styles on different occasions, from a tailgate picnic to a formal dinner for in-laws or the boss. Each menu includes a timetable for completing all preparation chores and dividing them efficiently between two people. And last but not least, there is a gloassary of cooking terms, a list of essential pantry ingredients, and a checklist for a bridal registry.
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