About This Book
Over the years, many members and friends of Costco have suggested
that we publish a cookbook featuring some of the fabulous products we sell in our
warehouses. We’ve agreed with them that it was a good idea, but our focus on Job
One—finding, selecting and offering the best products at the best possible prices—
has always taken precedence over getting into the publishing business. During the past
year, however, we realized we could combine Job One and our desire to
produce a cookbook for our members. How? By asking our vendors to join us in
bringing this book to you through their contribution of recipes and funding.
We asked each of our vendors to provide a recipe or two, along with some
entertainment tips, that would show off their product(s) to the greatest advantage—
not just something from one of their box tops, but something new, exciting or unusually tasty. Their response was enthusiastic, and we hope you will agree with us that the
recipes presented here fit that bill. Please note that each recipe contributed by a vendor has been identified with that vendor’s corporate name or product
branding. In some cases, the branded product may not be sold in your part of the
country and you should substitute a similar product.
In addition to asking our vendors for recipes, we used our magazine, The Costco
Connection, to ask our members for their favorite recipes using Costco products.
We received more than 1,800 recipes in a few weeks’ time. These were sorted into
food categories and then 160 were selected for testing by a panel of Costco members
who had the enviable but demanding task of narrowing the selections to the 48 recipes
that received the “Tested and Approved” stamp you will find throughout the book.
Finally, we asked a few celebrity chefs to add some further spice to the brew. Once
we had all of the recipes in hand, we spent weeks in the photo studio cooking and
photographing these culinary delights. We hope you will find the resulting book
informative, useful and fun.
NOTE ON BRANDS
Many of the recipes published in this book were submitted by companies that
hold copyrights to 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 to the trademarks, application/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 publisher
for design purposes only.