The "What, ME Cook?" Book

the dr bob international food newsletter cookbook

[quirky food journal of an amateur cooking team
 that morphed into the ani and bob not quite a food blog]

by bob jantzen and ani sarkahian [dr bob, ms_ani]

©1984 by Robert T Jantzen and Ani B Sarkahian
dr bob enterprises
western 'burbs of Philly, PA USA
web site: http://www.drbobenterprises.com
e-mail: bobandani@drbobenterprises.com

[last update: 14-may-2017]

second millennium former estimated publication date: next century (not posthumously, we hoped)
third millennium current estimated publication date: this century (not posthumously, still we hope)

Table of Contents

front material:

Part 1

pre-web recipes:

[hand lettered, with humorous illustrations, once available only in the paper edition from dr bob enterprises vanity press or on the dr bob cd, now on-line]

spinach chicken glop

I-01

heart attack casserole

I-02

dr bob's incredible meatloaf (and dr bob's secret meatloaf sauce)

I-03

Bavarian apple tort

I-04

dr bob's apple pie substitute and melancholy cure

I-05

chocolate velvet cream

I-06

easy chocolate moose cake

I-07

the tollhouse deluxe cake [chocolate chip cookies for italians]

I-08

strawberry velvet cream

I-09

zuppa inglese americanizata

I-10

(simple) soft touch cheesecake

I-11

cheesecake di bob: versione italiana

I-12

cheesecake supplement for english speaking italians

I-13

spring

I-14

no excuses left cheesecake

I-15

bob's converted Lindy's strawberry cheesecake

I-16

tiramisu!

I-17

carlo's choice of chocolate chip cheesecake

I-18

quick ricein cake

I-19

why pumpkin pie? (cheesecake!)

I-20

credible carrot cake (postscript)

I-21

florentine chicken rice

I-22

risotto (rice Italian style)

I-23

wedding mistake

I-24

hassling with hazelnuts

I-25

hazelnut cheesecake [web version]

I-26

an even better cheesecake: guavaberry / lingonberry cheesecake [web version]

I-27

strawberry risotto?

I-28

quick pastasparagus

I-29

not just bean soup (carrots!) (and pasta sauce)

I-30

Part 2

web recipes:

§ 8?

broccoli-potato(e?) cheese glop

8?-01

quick hot shrimp pasta

8?-02

rita's mom's daughter's quick over the phone pasta and fagioli

8?-03

§ 90

ani's reawakening lemon nut cake

90-01

§ 91

refrigerator leftover vegetable risotto

91-01

giovedi gnocchi!

91-02

waiting for gabriella's lasagna

91-03

§ 92

tilapia for two

92-01

couple cavatelli

92-02

chicken artichoke mushroom saute

92-03

baked fish steaks (jaws tamed)

92-04

spinach and potatoes

92-05

pumpkin pasta? (fettuccine con zucca)

92-06

cavatelli with clams

92-07

chicken and zucchini in a pot

92-08

pesto!

92-09

sudden flat fish

92-10

kwick but keyless key lime pie

92-11

§ 93

pressure cooked cow in red wine sauce

93-01

tuna pasta?

93-02

asparagus and red potato salad [the arugula makeover]

93-03

spaghetti squash or squash spaghetti (or  both!)?

93-04

red lentil and rice soup

93-05

mashed potato king

93-06

still waiting for gabriella's lasagna

93-07

rachele's woman's magazine carrot vegetable pasta

93-08

bucatini two ways: with fresh tomato and sweet red peppers
  or all'amatriciana

93-09

zucchini with saffron pasta sauce

93-10

pizzoccheri?

93-11

fresh avocado and tomato cold spaghetti

93-12

purple rice (blueberry mushroom risotto)

93-13

slightly different macaroni and cheese [yet another variation: garlic-herb mac & cheese]

93-14

asparagus leek risotto [plus second anniversary surprise]

93-15

potato and leek soup not from a can

93-16

risotto e fagioli (beans and rice?)

93-17

risotto with leeks, mushroom and chicken

93-18

chestnut stuffing

93-19

not exactly mashed potatoes

93-20

not just bean soup (carrots!) (and pasta sauce)

93-21

§ 94

bad egg tiramisu

94-01

eggplant fava bean pasta

94-02

not quite eggplant parmesan

94-03

baked baked eggplant pasta

94-04

not exactly mashed potatoes revisited

94-05

risotto with radicchio and mushrooms

94-06

portobello mushroom (and leek!) soup

94-07

left over stirfry

94-08

another leftover dish (pasta)

94-09

spontaneous risotto

94-10

§ 95

scandinavian yellow pea soup

95-01

puglia pasta and black beans

95-02

mixed bag pasta sauce

95-03

fettuccine con spinaci

95-04

turnip risotto

95-05

vegetarian mushroom bacon stuffing

95-06

more mashed potatoes in the oven

94-05

§ 96

musa dagh malanga soup

96-01

armenian chick pea tomato pasta soup

96-02

french apple tart

96-03

veggie bowties I: the joy of food processing

96-04

veggie bowties II: farfalle alla caponata (more joy)

96-05

pork chops with portobello mushrooms and roasted peppers

96-06

produce bread: bananas, pumpkins, zucchini?

96-07

no way creme d'artichaut (creme of artichoke soup)

96-08

hot asparagus and red potato salad revisted as a pasta sauce

96-09

cheesecake al limoncello

96-10

summer pasta

96-11

blueberry buckwheat pancakes

96-12

as american as apple pie

96-13

chick pea greens

96-14

fettuccine zuffredo

96-15

carrot cake cheesecake

96-16

§ 97

mocha/cappuccino/whatever pudding cake

97-01

fresh penne with zucchini, leek, arugula, etc

97-02

wild mushroom stuffing/dressing

97-03

fridge eviction butterflies

97-04

aduki beans etc risotto

97-05

fusilli pasta medley

97-06

yogurt truant mushroom soup

97-07

apple cinnamon rice pudding

97-08

creamy potato mushroom soup

97-09

brownie cheesecake torte

97-10

pumpkin tiramisu

97-11

chorak (armenian sweet rolls)

97-12

baked pasta with zucchini leek cheese sauce

97-13

ripped off recipe for pumpkin squash sage risotto

97-14

§ 98

simple salmon steaks

98-01

baked rigatoni with mushroom, zucchini and leek tomato sauce

98-02

roasted squash and veggie soup (crema di zucca)

98-03

fettuccine pepperedo

98-04

hazelnut cheesecake revisited: the gianduia variation

98-05

piero's sundried tomato pesto pasta

98-06

food, friendship (an interlude)

98-07

lentil bulgur pilaf

98-08

lentil soup

98-09

pizzoccheri!

98-10

leek etc tart/quiche

98-11

stazione termini fennel

98-12

bowties with fennel and leeks

98-13

capepperonata calda?

98-14

pumpkin pie makeover

98-15

sona's pudding

98-16

§ 99

pasta alla nora

99-01

fennel fish (red snapper)

99-02

junk mail sour cream coffee cake

99-03

potato and eggplant layered 2-d meatloaf

99-04

potato meat bake  (kenakuntzorov mees)

99-05

cold sesame asparagus

99-06

potato veggie pasta

99-07

turkey/veal-pork-beef/whatever meatloaf

99-08

breadcrumb spaghetti sauce

99-09

chestnut mushroom stuffing

99-10

armenian rice / lebanese rice pilaf

99-11

cinnamon rice with cauliflower

99-12

pizzoccheri with broccoli and sausage

99-13

millennium cheesecake four-pack

99-14

§ 00

y2k

00-01

fresh pasta with aglio, olio e prezzemolo

00-02

kazan kebob

00-03

pizzoccheri mano a mano

00-04

fettuccine al tartufo (with mushroom truffle sauce)
and lightening up (the tartufo sauce)

00-05

yogurt mint soup (with kibbeh)

00-06

mango yoplait cheesecake

00-07

lemon asparagus pasta sauce (with optional bread crumbs and scallops)

00-08

lemon garlic cream sauced farro fettuccine

00-09

pasta and potatoes

00-10

parmesan crusted halibut on a bed of garlic sauteed spinach
  and goat cheese/sundried tomato mashed potatoes

00-11

lamb stew herriseh (shelled wheat mush)

00-12

salsa tartufata on the road (and dr bob luggage imports)

00-13

hamburger helper bulgur pilaf with cool cucumber sauce

00-14

cumin mixed-meat miniburger/balls

00-15

leftover armenian rice with fake meat stirfry

00-16

butternut squash rutabaga puree

00-17

escarole with white beans and garlic

00-18

strawberry mango (dulce de leche, whatever) yogurt cheesecake and
  dulce de leche cheesecake: the upgrade

00-19

§ 01

cream of chestnut and celery (and-leek-onion-potato) soup
  and the mushroom option [or carrot celery chestnut soup]

01-01

waiting for gabriella's lasagna no more

01-02

chocolate chip cookies: the comparison test

01-03

lemon garlic chicken with water or wine and
  garlic-tahini-yogurt sauce on the side (no pressure cooker)

01-04

potato salad from isgouhi's mom

01-05

not chantal's onion soup (roasted garlic and onion cream soup)

01-06

san pietro e paolo purple pizza (crema di radicchio)

01-07

garlic salmon filets

01-08

garlic beer tilapia for two

01-09

scrambled eggs and armenian sausage (sujuk)

01-10

ravioli with sage butter cream sauce

01-11

strawberry tiramisu

01-12

spinach risotto

01-13

mixed winter squash puree

01-14

§ 02

creme brulee blues

02-01

black bass dick's way

02-02

little armenian rings (easter cookies: zadgva kahke)

02-03

pascale's quiche lorraine

02-04

cappuccino cheesecake

02-05

pretty good cauliflower leek gratin

02-06

fennel sausage pasta

02-07

mint baked potato wedges

02-08

risotto ai fiori di zucca (risotto with zucchini flowers)
  bonus recipe: fried zucchini flowers

02-09

reverse european weekend pasta:
  orecchiete with zucchini and arugula

02-10

moist red baked chicken alla nora

02-11

lemon garlic green beans

02-12

ravioli with fat free arugula cream sauce

02-13

caribbean butternut squash soup

02-14

celery stew (ersatz khoresh)

02-15

chocolate hazelnut torte

02-16

garlic cumin long pasta

02-17

fettuccine with zucchini and mint (mojitos!)

02-18

§ 03

red lentil and chestnut soup

03-01

cream of fennel soup

03-02

cream of cauliflower soup (with floating asparagus)

03-03

whole wheat pizza

03-04

fan mail

03-05

tj maxx pesto pasta with asparagus

03-06

chocolate glazed frozen mocha cake

03-07

jack's lemon mint zucchini long pasta

03-08

musa dagh green potato salad

03-09

bulgur pilaf with chick peas

03-10

spaghetti isgouhi [alternate version]

03-11

more arugula pasta

03-12

pistachio banana bread surprise

03-13

susannah's eggplant stew improv (with shrimp, chicken or tofu)

03-14

risotto post paella

03-15

risotto with baby bellas and greens, lower carbs

03-16

store sample sausage pesto penne

03-17

fennel pesto penne

03-18

brussels sprouts with hazelnuts

03-19

lahmajoun (armenian meat pies = pizzette)

03-20

musa dagh zucchini and potato stew

03-21

especialยง chocolate chip cheesecake

03-22

 

 

§ 04

hazelnut, limoncello, pistachio gelato!

04-01

braised pork chops

04-02

30th reunion?

04-03

chicken marsala

04-04

garlic yogurt sauce

04-05

sour cream apple blueberry walnut pie

04-06

not quite barley risotto

04-07

 

 

§ 05

fennel fish again

05-01

lemon yogurt blueberry pistachio pound cake

05-02

eggplant appetizer

05-03

not quite ma lube (upside down rice)

05-04

far breton (rustic prune cake)

05-05

bob's breakfast oatmeal

05-06

boereg (cheese filled phyllo)

05-07

perugina baci cheesecake

05-08

more of nora's baked chicken

05-09

beets and goat cheese

05-10

farrotto with wild mushrooms
  or farrotto with green garbanzo beans and arugula and artichokes or mushrooms

05-11

key lime cheesecake

05-12

tart tatin

05-13

 

 

§ 06

baby zucchini salad

06-01

farro salad (insalata di farro)

06-02

buckwheat flavored polenta with mushrooms
  and marcella's two wine braised pork chops

06-03

prune yogurt!

06-04

spontaneous veggie hot potato salad

06-05

orecchiette with fiori di zucca and saffron

06-06

pesto lasagna

06-07

orecchiette with potatoes arugula and mushrooms

06-08

chicken piccata with capers

06-09

rigatoni alla crumby amatriciana

06-10

whole wheat orecchiette with lentils, onions and spinach

06-11

whole wheat gnocchi with pesto and asparagus/green beans

06-12

chocolate chip cookie cheesecake NOT!

06-13

§ 07

chick pea leek soup

07-01

smashed cauliflower

07-02

beet risotto / farrotto

07-03

paella valeriana

07-04

celebrity book signings

07-05

turkey pot pie

07-06

kashi pilaf

07-07

mac and cheese and squash?

07-08

amalfi (limoncello country) and prosecco

 

§ 08

arugula salad

 08-01

whole wheat pita sandwiches

 08-02

potato pancetta arugula pizza

 08-03

Korma curry simmer sauce eggplant and chicken

 08-04

sweet potato gnocchi with mushrooms and arugula marinara sauce

 08-05

 "Nutella" gelato and egg-free chocolate banana bread?

 08-06

whole wheat orecchiette carbonara with leeks

 08-07

whole wheat orecchiette with lentils, onions and spinach

 08-08

marc's braised short ribs with celery root crema and garnish

 08-09

late for church

 08-10

mushroom risotto with truffle salt (or soycutash risotto without)

 08-11

baba ganoush lite

08-12

roasted cauliflower risotto (or farrotto)

08-13

goat cheese cake

08-14

 

 

§ 09

roasted cauliflower soup and white asparagus risotto

 09-01

skillet baked pasta

 09-02

quick spelt pizza

 09-03

chesapeake bay party nuts

 09-04

asparagus shrimp risotto

 09-05

risotto redux (or risotto's greatest hits?)

 09-06

nora's spontaneous lima bean veggie soup

 09-07

alton brown's painless popovers

 09-08

olive leaf pasta with zucchini and pesto
  bonus recipe: fettuccine with zucchini and fiori di zucca

 09-09

whole wheat orzo giada's way

 09-10

escarole with cannellini

 09-11

fusilli with zucchini and mushrooms

09-12

easy balsamic glazed dry bay scallops

09-13

no fuss focaccia

09-14

tilapia for two revisited

09-15

simple lemon butter barramundi

09-16

   

§ 10

fettuccine al profumo di tartufo

10-01

Armenian cheese bread (pizza, sort of; banir hatz, baneer hatz)

10-02

tomato almond pesto (siciliano, trapanese)

10-03

limoncello tiramisu (or even guavaberry-lingonberry)

10-04

gelato al fico d'india = prickly pear cactus fruit ice cream

10-05

farro zucchini gratin

10-06

romanesco cauliflower pasta (broccoletti romani)

10-07

whole wheat pasta

10-08

§ 11

less is more: cheesecake tips for the new century

11-01

lentil bulgur soup

11-02

chick pea and pasta shell  soup

11-03

okra? (stew)

11-04

ani's leftover cooked cow pasta sauce

11-05

better than Nutella! (chocolate dulce de leche)

11-06

garlicky roasted potatoes, cauliflower and artichoke hearts

11-07

ferragosto farro pesto and crab salad

11-08

italian flat beans with tomatoes and garlic

11-09

chicken with dates, olives and cinnamon

11-10

smashed orange potatoes

11-11

risotto with butternut squash and stinky cheese

11-12

cheesy tomato eggplant gobbetti (cavatappi!)

11-13

whole wheat orzo with broccoli

11-14

purple rice II: risotto with radicchio, chianti and gorgonzola

11-15

§ 12

brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes

12-01

kale with beans

12-01

asparagus green bean carbonara pasta

12-02

zucchini pesto pasta

12-03

banana bread with chips, nuts and mango chunks

12-04

farro with tuna, white beans and mushrooms

12-05

power greens in padella

12-06

big box impulse buy magazine chocolate cookies

12-07

§ 13

crepes suzette

13-01

beet fennel salad

13-02

lemon asparagus pasta

13-03

power greens bean mushroom pasta

13-04

rigatoni with broccoli romanesco

13-05

zucchini and white bean pasta

13-06

§ 14
parsnip pasta 14-01
lebanese toum/toom (the best garlic sauce, aioli!) 14-02
cacio e pepe con fave e piselli 14-03
avocado pesto pasta 14-04
fried zucchini  14-05
pistac(c)hio cheesecake 14-06
chicken orzo 14-07
§ 15
simple ravioli sauce 15-01
sweet red pepper paste sauce 15-02
cacio e pepe timballo 15-03
Armenian sini kufteh 15-04
gabriella's lasagna goes vegetarian with mushrooms  15-05
swiss hazelnut cake  15-06
§ 16
bean greens orzo  16-01
winter veggie soup 16-02
eggplant zucchini bake  16-03
power greens risotto  16-04
eggplant involtini  16-05
pistacchio tiramisu 16-06
chocolate prune rum cake?  16-07
§ 17
lidia's chestnut mushroom ragu  17-01
tofu chili  17-02
babá cake (babá au rum) 17-03
holy halibut! 17-04
grilled cheese upgrade 17-05

Part 3

supplementary materials

illustrations


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