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In recognition of the 2010 census results showing that two-member households are ever-increasing in the United States, Third Coast Daily’s anonymous food and restaurant reviewer, Mr. M., has made it another mission of his to bring easy, nutritional recipes – many of them exotic – to his audience. Most, if not all of Mr. M.’s recipes are scaled down to two servings. All of his cookbooks are available for purchase through the Lulu.com marketplace – click the following titles to read technical data about each book, to see the covers and previews of their contents, and to purchase either the perfect-bound or coil-bound version. Or just click here to go to Mr. M.’s Lulu “spotlight” where all his cookbooks are consolidated on one Lulu.com page.

Front Cover      Around the World in 80 Dishes for Two!                               Third Coast Daily restaurant and food reviewer, Mr. M., takes you on a culinary journey for two around the world featuring easy and culturally diverse recipes from the Americas & the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, many other parts of Asia and Japan, and “down under.” Recipes include many vegetarian options and plenty of side dishes with gorgeous, full-color food and travel photos throughout, along with tips and general guidelines for scaling large-serving recipes down to servings for you and your #2. Includes a detailed index in the back for easy referencing. The perfect-bound spine is actually quite easy to work with in the kitchen. Note that the Lulu.com preview is customized and lets you have a glimpse of the first few pages of each section. The Lulu.com preview really doesn’t do the book justice because the printed version has a beautiful, glossy cover with crisp, bright print and images.

Front Cover        Chicken Dishes for Two                                                             Mr. M., grew tired of all the boring, old recipes he was finding in practically every chicken cookbook out there, so he put an all-chicken recipe cookbook together himself featuring some unusual, exciting dishes, like spicy, sweet-and-sour British-Curry Mulligatawny Stew, zesty Peanut-Butter BBQ Chicken, Italian Chicken Marengo in a rich olive sauce, Scottish Balllindaloch Chicken featuring ham and creamy tomato dressing, and aromatic Vietnamese Ginger Chicken Stew. He includes some old favorites, like old-school Southern-Fried Chicken and home-made Chicken Nuggets and Pot Pies without the preservatives and salt sold in commercial brands. This perfect-bound version is quite easy to work with in the kitchen. Note that the Lulu preview is customized so you have glimpses of recipes in each section. The Lulu preview doesn’t do the book justice; the printed product has a beautiful, glossy cover with crisp interior text and photos on good-quality paper.

Front Cover     Mexican & Other Latin-American Dishes for Two   Mr. M., presents his favorite Latin recipes from Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America, accompanied by the M.s’ own, vivid and colorful food and travel photos. Many of the recipes are quick and easy, and all are scaled down to make two servings for you and your #2. This perfect-bound version is quite easy to work with in the kitchen. Note that the Lulu preview is customized so you have glimpses of the recipes. The Lulu preview doesn’t do the book justice; the printed product has a beautiful, glossy cover with crisp interior text and photos on good-quality paper.

Front Cover      Soup & Sandwiches for Two                                                      Mr. M. brings you twenty soup recipes coupled with twenty sandwich recipes – many of them unusual and exotic – that make for the perfect choice for a casual and easy meal for you and your #2. You won’t find some of these recipes anywhere, except in Mr. M.’s collections: Savory Italian pasta and chickpea soup, British-curry Mulligatawny stew, German goulash soup, Egyptian “chili,” Senegalese lemon soup, Eames-Era diner burgers, New-York Catskills roast pork with Chinese duck sauce on garlic bread, Paris street wieners, St. Louis Italian Parmiciana, better-than-fast-food fish-filet and breakfast sandwiches and New-Orleans style beef-and-pork “debris.” This perfect-bound version is quite easy to work with in the kitchen. Note that the Lulu preview is customized so you have glimpses of the first recipes in each section. The Lulu preview doesn’t do the book justice; the printed product has a beautiful, glossy cover with crisp interior text and photos on good-quality paper.

Front Cover      Great British Eats for Two                                                           Food in Britain used to be a laughingstock, described as bland, boiled meat with a few turnips added to the pot. This unfair prejudice was undoubtedly generated from the many faux or “mock” recipes resulting from wartime and post-war deprivation. Americans didn’t suffer that deprivation, though we suffered shortages during the Great Depression. British cuisine was eventually saved by availability of quality, variety food and the modern foodie. It’s come a long way since “pie and mash” was counted on by so many so long. One can hardly find it anymore, and Britain has almost lost its retro-eating habits. Here are 26 recipes that recall those days, with full-color food and travel photos – easy English pork pies, homemade “bangers,” Scotch eggs, Irish Ulster stew, Welsh and Cornish pasties, English chicken hotpot, lovely little cucumber sandwiches, “bubble & squeak,” bacon & onion pie, sausage rolls, “frazzled beef” and many others. They call for products readily available throughout North America. In keeping with what I’ve learned from the 2010 census, most are proportioned for two servings. Tips and my usual advice about cooking for only two follow the recipes, along with an exhaustive glossary of British food terms and a comprehensive index for easy referencing.

Front Cover     What to do with Ground Pork for Two?

If you’re a carnivore in North America, chances are you eat lots of ground beef. But have you ever given ground pork a second thought? There are as many ways to prepare ground pork as ground beef. Third Coast Daily’s undercover food and restaurant reviewer, Mr. M., brings you 27 culturally diverse and exciting main-course recipes for ground pork in this book, along with a few interesting side recipes and the M.s’ own, vivid and colorful food and travel photos. Many of the recipes are quick and easy, and all are scaled down to make two servings for you and your #2. This perfect-bound version is quite easy to work with in the kitchen. Note that the Lulu preview is customized so you have glimpses of the recipes. The Lulu preview doesn’t do the book justice; the printed product has a beautiful, glossy cover with crisp interior text and photos on good-quality paper.

Front Cover     Spanish Recipes for Two

Spanish cuisine is not Mexican or South American. It’s European and Mediterranean in nature taking full advantage of native citrus fruits, olives and their oil complimented with New-World ingredients, like peppers and potatoes. Spanish cuisine has been influenced by Islamic North Africans who conquered most of the Iberian Peninsula for hundreds of years. Meatballs, kebabs and gazpacho were introduced by the Muslims. As if to spite the Muslims after they were forced back to Africa, the Spanish eat as much pork as they can, like pork with lemon sauce, olives & paprika, Madrid-style pork chops, and thinly sliced acorn-fed Iberian ham. Soups and stews are popular in Spain. I provide you the recipes for Galician stew, beef & tomato stew, Spanish pea soup, Catalan beef stew and, of course, gazpacho. Snacks in Spain are called “tapas,” and I present you with recipes for some of the most popular – potato croquettes, Spanish omelet, crispy shrimp fritters and pan-grilled shrimp, among others.