The Frugal Gourmet Celebrates Christmas
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The Frugal Gourmet Celebrates Christmas

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In his latest book, Jeff Smith provides dishes and tradition for every aspect of the holiday season. To celebrate the feast itself, he offers his family recipe for roast goose, then a pot roast and latkes for Hannukah, a roast lamb the shepherds might have eaten, mince pie, gingerbread men, mulled wine, and more. He also devotes a section to the traditions, from mistletoe...more
Hardcover, 297 pages
Published November 1st 1991 by William Morrow & Company
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David
I really liked the approach he took in this cookbook. Yes, it is very different than his usual books, and yes there are stories about angels and all of that, but also about Saint Nick, and about Jeff's family life. For those who were bothered by the theology part, you have to realize that the man was a Methodist minister, and his theology was more symbolic than anything.

I really liked the idea of different recipes for different characters in the manger scene, and the straw and hay (for the donk...more
Travis
One of my all time favorite cookbooks. Love the mix of Jeff's family stories, bits of christmas history and recipes.
We try to do one recipe from this book every Christmas.

Candied lemon rind was a bitch to make, but man it felt good to be able to recreate something I remember having when I was a kid.

The Frugal Gourmet is one of my cooking heroes and this is one of his best books.
Angie
We've enjoyed so many recipes from this one over the years. Many a staple in our Christmas season.
Barb
Pretty pictures, interesting 'theme' concept & some very good recipes.
Diane
Our favorite Candy Cane cookies are in here!
Monica Willyard
I was very disappointed with this book and didn't keep it in my cookbook collection. The recipes are ok, but there are very few of them. The book was way too touchy feely for me, and the recipes were scattered throughout what seemed like way too many stories about angels. The food seemed kind of weird too, not normal holiday food. I don't know exactly what bothers me about this book, but I was really turned off by it. I like the Frugal Gourmet series, and this book just doesn't seem to fit.
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Jeffrey L. Smith was the author of a dozen best-selling cookbooks and the host of The Frugal Gourmet, a popular American cooking show.

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