Cooking Light The Complete Quick Cook: A Practical Guide to Smart, Fast Home Cooking

Cooking Light The Complete Quick Cook: A Practical Guide to Smart, Fast Home Cooking

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by Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
     
 

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Cooking Light The Complete Quick Cook is the most comprehensive quick cookbook delivering everything consumers need in one place for cooking flavorful and satisfying timesaving meals. But Cooking Light The Complete Quick Cook is more than just a recipe collection of quick and easy recipes—it also gives home cooks all the tips and strategies on how to shop,

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Cooking Light The Complete Quick Cook is the most comprehensive quick cookbook delivering everything consumers need in one place for cooking flavorful and satisfying timesaving meals. But Cooking Light The Complete Quick Cook is more than just a recipe collection of quick and easy recipes—it also gives home cooks all the tips and strategies on how to shop, organize their kitchen, and cook in a smart, efficient, and fun way at home. From shopping tips to menu planning and pantry, freezer, and refrigerator stocking guides to all the gotta-have tools and gadgets, authors Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein share with readers their expertise, insights, and tips. Cooking Light The Complete Quick Cook is the ultimate fast grocery, kitchen, and cooking resource.

Created with the time-pressed cook in mind, Cooking Light The Complete Quick Cook is about tasty, good-for-you food, made quickly and easily. With this cookbook in hand, readers will be armed with strategic ways to cook smarter, make the most of their precious time, and—best of all—ensure readers' efforts deliver incredibly delightful dishes day after day. Readers will find simple procedures, realistic quick prep times, and useful kitchen tips. Unlike the competition, every recipe has a short ingredient list and straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions along with ingredient information and tips on preparation, cooking, and storage.

Features Include:

  • The Top Ten Secrets of a Quick Cook
  • Over 200 recipes that can be prepared in under 30 minutes
  • Even Faster: easy tips within the recipes for making that particular recipe even faster!
  • On the Side: short sentence recipes for super-quick side dish ideas
  • Savvy in a Snap: ingredient spotlights of where to find certain ingredients and how to use them

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

Weinstein and Scarbrough (the duo who brought you Cooking for Two) put their culinary know-how to use in this voluminous guide to preparing flavorful meals in a matter of minutes. Though the book proudly displays the Cooking Light banner, readers expecting a collection of low-cal, low-fat recipes are in for a surprise, as the authors focus more on ease of preparation than calorie count (included with other nutritional info alongside each recipe). The pair employs low-fat or low-cal ingredients when possible, using low-fat yogurt for their Linzer Smoothie and light mayo for their Curried Chicken Salad, but there's plenty of butter to go around, too. The book's real charm is in its accessibility and inclusion of tempting dishes. Even if readers aren't counting calories, they'll want a taste of Thai-Style Stir-Fried Chicken, Mexican Bulgur Salad with Citrus-Jalapeno Vinaigrette, or Veal Scaloppine with Mustard Cream Sauce. "The Top 10 Secrets of a Quick Cook" and a plethora of other useful tips for everything from kitchen prep and cleaning your waffle iron to getting the most out of a rotisserie chicken will go a long way toward giving cooks more time to focus on their meals. Readers with a global palate will get the most out of the book, but anyone with a passion for home-cooked meals will appreciate this inspiring collection. (Nov.)* The Food of MoroccoPaula Wolfert. Ecco, $45 (529p) ISBN 978-0-06195-7550Collecting recipes from all regions of Morocco, Wolfert (Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking) takes readers on a guided tour of Morocco's rich cuisine in what is arguably her best cookbook on the subject. Deftly balancing authenticity with ease of preparation, Wolfert's superb collection will have carnivores and vegetarians alike eagerly compiling their shopping lists. There are recipes for Tagine of Baby Calamari with Red Pepper and Tomato; Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Browned Almonds; and Spiced Brain Salad with Preserved Lemons (tip: parboiling the brains robs them of vital nutrients; it's better to simply rinse them). Once home cooks have stocked their pantries with a few key spices, such as saffron and Ceylon cinnamon, would-be Moroccan chefs will be perfectly prepare a meal. Wolfert is an eager and encouraging host, walking readers through the various regions and their signature dishes as well as the handful of ingredients that make the cuisine so distinctive.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780848734428
Publisher:
Oxmoor House
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

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