Short Order Dad

One Guy?s Guide to Making Food Fun and Hassle-Free

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About The Book

“The perfect give for all fathers looking to up their cooking game!”The Daily Meal

There is a new kind of dad, and he’s doing far more domestic duty than at any time in history, including cooking. Although it’s written with a sense of humor, this book is a serious resource for dads and anyone else interested in upping their game to make great tasting food at home, even if they have never used a chef’s knife or a roasting pan before.

Learn how to make:

  • Breakfast Pizza
  • Pigs in Blankets
  • MVP Rigs
  • Roast Chicken with a Lotta Lemon and Garlic Sauce
  • Game Day Turkey Meatballs
  • Fish in Foil
  • Potato Leek Soup
  • Baked Potato Fries
  • Blueberry Crumble
  • Classic Martini
  • and so much more!

    Author Robert Rosenthal teaches basic techniques and presents a playbook of simple recipes that achieve the most taste with the fewest ingredients and the least effort.™ The dishes are sophisticated enough for entertaining, yet family table tested as well. Short Order Dad covers all the essentials, from shopping ingredients and cooking tools to appetizers, soups and salads, snacks, entrees, sauces and dressings, sides, desserts, cocktails and more, to make anyone a successful chef.

    Good cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to be great. In fact, it’s just the opposite. So whether you’re clueless in the kitchen, pan-fry phobic, or already a skilled cook, Short Order Dad is here to help turn your kitchen into a place to play.
  • Product Details

    • Publisher: Skyhorse (May 2016)
    • Length: 272 pages
    • ISBN13: 9781634509800

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    Raves and Reviews

    “The ideal handbook for all beginners in the kitchen, but makes the perfect gift to all fathers looking to up their cooking game.”
    The Daily Meal

    “I’m convinced that if we all had a dad like Rob Rosenthal, the world would be a happier, healthier place. His command of the stove, and ability to distill even the most complicated cooking techniques into applicable, intuitive recipes and advice, proves that a man’s place is most certainly in the kitchen. Short Order Dad is delicious fun for the whole family! It’s such a great book—I can’t wait to get it for my own dad, brothers, husband, best friend, uncle, and nephew.
    —Gail Simmons, food expert and author of Talking with My Mouth Full

    “Listen up, men! Nothing is sexier than a guy who can cook for his family, and Chef Rosenthal delivers the power tools necessary to gain confidence in the kitchen. This hilarious manual provides the road map that every savvy man needs to turn his kitchen into a culinary playground.”
    —David and Veronica James, authors of Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All

    “I’ve personally tasted some of Rob’s delicious cooking at parties that he’s thrown and I’m super psyched to see him put all of his recipes into this book. Now dads across America can join in the fun, thanks to Rob.”
    —Bill Telepan, chef, Telepan Restaurant; executive chef, Wellness in the Schools

    “Rob Rosenthal’s approach to the kitchen is commonsensical, whimsical, and above all intelligible—which is by no means always the case in cookbooks these days. He obviously loves preparing good food as much as he loves eating it, and he knows how to convey his affection with those two admirable writerly virtues: clarity and wit. This book will have you cooking, and probably smiling, in, er, short order.”
    —Colman Andrews, editorial director, The Daily Meal; eight-time James Beard award-winning author

    When was the last time you smiled your way through an entire cookbook? Every single recipe in Rob Rosenthal’s Short Order Dad is one you want to (and actually can) cook. While incredibly informative and a great handbook for novices and seasoned cooks alike, this book gives you the sense that above all, cooking is about relaxing, creating pleasure, and having fun.”
    —Danny Meyer, restaurateur and author, Setting the Table

    “This book breaks it down; it’s in Robert’s voice too, which cracks me up. It has the power to make the most mannish dad novices earn the confidence in the kitchen to please crowds. I even got some ideas for the menu at Little Owl.”
    —Joey Campanaro, chef and owner, Little Owl (Greenwich Village, NYC)

    Short Order Dad is a simple, fun book that encompasses all the aspects of a good home cookbook; his philosophies of never wasting a meal, or his connection to food through his family and heritage, is the way everyone should cook and eat. Robert’s love for food and cooking is evident in the way the book is laid out. His approach to all aspects of cooking a meal, from tools to techniques to shopping, is a great layperson’s guide to everyday cooking. His recipes are well chosen and not fussy or complicated. If you know Robert, the only thing missing while you cook from this book is his physical presence; his voice and joyful character are embodied in every word of the book.”
    —Floyd Cardoz, chef, Paowalla (NYC) and The Bombay Canteen (India); winner, Top Chef Masters

    "[An] inspirational book that will tickle your taste buds as well as broaden [your] view of what cooking is and what it is not."
    Dad of Divas

    “The ideal handbook for all beginners in the kitchen, but makes the perfect gift to all fathers looking to up their cooking game.”
    The Daily Meal

    “I’m convinced that if we all had a dad like Rob Rosenthal, the world would be a happier, healthier place. His command of the stove, and ability to distill even the most complicated cooking techniques into applicable, intuitive recipes and advice, proves that a man’s place is most certainly in the kitchen. Short Order Dad is delicious fun for the whole family! It’s such a great book—I can’t wait to get it for my own dad, brothers, husband, best friend, uncle, and nephew.
    —Gail Simmons, food expert and author of Talking with My Mouth Full

    “Listen up, men! Nothing is sexier than a guy who can cook for his family, and Chef Rosenthal delivers the power tools necessary to gain confidence in the kitchen. This hilarious manual provides the road map that every savvy man needs to turn his kitchen into a culinary playground.”
    —David and Veronica James, authors of Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All

    “I’ve personally tasted some of Rob’s delicious cooking at parties that he’s thrown and I’m super psyched to see him put all of his recipes into this book. Now dads across America can join in the fun, thanks to Rob.”
    —Bill Telepan, chef, Telepan Restaurant; executive chef, Wellness in the Schools

    “Rob Rosenthal’s approach to the kitchen is commonsensical, whimsical, and above all intelligible—which is by no means always the case in cookbooks these days. He obviously loves preparing good food as much as he loves eating it, and he knows how to convey his affection with those two admirable writerly virtues: clarity and wit. This book will have you cooking, and probably smiling, in, er, short order.”
    —Colman Andrews, editorial director, The Daily Meal; eight-time James Beard award-winning author

    When was the last time you smiled your way through an entire cookbook? Every single recipe in Rob Rosenthal’s Short Order Dad is one you want to (and actually can) cook. While incredibly informative and a great handbook for novices and seasoned cooks alike, this book gives you the sense that above all, cooking is about relaxing, creating pleasure, and having fun.”
    —Danny Meyer, restaurateur and author, Setting the Table

    “This book breaks it down; it’s in Robert’s voice too, which cracks me up. It has the power to make the most mannish dad novices earn the confidence in the kitchen to please crowds. I even got some ideas for the menu at Little Owl.”
    —Joey Campanaro, chef and owner, Little Owl (Greenwich Village, NYC)

    Short Order Dad is a simple, fun book that encompasses all the aspects of a good home cookbook; his philosophies of never wasting a meal, or his connection to food through his family and heritage, is the way everyone should cook and eat. Robert’s love for food and cooking is evident in the way the book is laid out. His approach to all aspects of cooking a meal, from tools to techniques to shopping, is a great layperson’s guide to everyday cooking. His recipes are well chosen and not fussy or complicated. If you know Robert, the only thing missing while you cook from this book is his physical presence; his voice and joyful character are embodied in every word of the book.”
    —Floyd Cardoz, chef, Paowalla (NYC) and The Bombay Canteen (India); winner, Top Chef Masters

    "[An] inspirational book that will tickle your taste buds as well as broaden [your] view of what cooking is and what it is not."
    Dad of Divas

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