About This Book
This is the ninth year we have created a cookbook designed to showcase the exciting array of foods sold at Costco. As with the last six books,
Smart Cooking The Costco Way will be handed out to members on a first-come,
first-served basis the weekend after Thanksgiving as a token of our appreciation
for their membership.
And as with Costco itself, the format of the book remains simple and direct. The
book is arranged with sections for breakfasts, appetizers and beverages, salads
and soups, side dishes, entrées and desserts.
The index at the back of the book contains listings by recipe and food item. We
also have included a “Supplier Listing” section with contact information for all
of the participating food suppliers.
Every recipe has been identified with the supplier’s name and logo. We want to
thank each of these suppliers for their support of this book. (Please note that some
branded products may not be sold in your part of the country. In such cases, you
should substitute a similar product.)
Again this year, some of the recipes have nutritional information listed
with them. This is helpful for anybody watching calories and following a
controlled, healthful diet.
Our popular “Chef’s Choice” chapter offers nearly 30 pages of recipes developed by some of the country’s most accomplished chefs. All of these chefs
have achieved national or international renown with cookbooks of their own,
television shows and/or exceptional restaurants. Thanks to all of them for helping to make this another exciting addition to The Costco Way cookbook series.
An innovation you will see this year is a “Quick & Easy” logo. It appears next to
recipes that are particularly easy to prepare when your time is limited. I think
you’ll find these recipes handy for those busy days that we all have.
I hope you will enjoy this offering of culinary delights and that armed with
these recipes, you will be able to demonstrate that you do indeed know
something about smart cooking.
Many of the recipes in this book were submitted by companies that hold copyrights on the recipes
and/or trademark applications/registrations on the brands listed in the recipes. Each of the companies
represented in this book asserts its ownership of the trademarks, applications/registrations and
copyrights it holds on its company name, brands or recipes. Trademark, application/registration
and copyright symbols have been eliminated from the titles and text of the recipes by the publishers
for design and readability purposes only.