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Real Fast Food: 350 Recipes Ready-To-Eat in 30 Minutes
     

Real Fast Food: 350 Recipes Ready-To-Eat in 30 Minutes

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by Nigel Slater
 

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Nigel Slater is one of the world's most accomplished food writers. Winner of six Glenfiddich Awards for his food writing and shortlisted for the prestigious Andre Simon prize for this book, he has had an enduring effect on cooking and helped bring to prominence a new generation of British chefs, including the Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver, and Nigella Lawson. His

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Nigel Slater is one of the world's most accomplished food writers. Winner of six Glenfiddich Awards for his food writing and shortlisted for the prestigious Andre Simon prize for this book, he has had an enduring effect on cooking and helped bring to prominence a new generation of British chefs, including the Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver, and Nigella Lawson. His down-to-earth style and infectious enthusiasm has won him a loyal following both here and in the UK, where has been a number one bestseller.

Imagine shredded basil leaves stirred into buttery mashed potatoes and a slice of pork pan-fried with fennel, followed by a juicy sliced white peach dropped into chilled white wine. That's Nigel Slater's fast food! Real Fast Food is an inspirational collection of 350 enticing recipes with simple techniques and assertive flavors that can be completed in less than thirty minutes. It's the ultimate modern-day cookbook, filled with recipes for everyone who enjoys good, unpretentious food.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The quick recipes (e.g., Black Bean Tacos with Tomato-Chili Salsa and Walnut Oil and New Potato Saut in this British import by the innovative Slater (The Crabtree and Evelyn Cookbook) are interesting in themselves, but the true goodies come when he reels off lists of variant possibilities for easy-to-fix meals. "Good Things to Serve with Poached Salmon," for example, includes plain yogurt with tarragon, an herb and mustard sauce, and grated fennel cooked with a little Pernod; the list of Half a Dozen Sublime Chicken Sandwiches has simple, chatty instructions for accompaniments such as basil mayonnaise and for techniques such as spreading blue cheese and walnuts on the bread before toasting it. The fairly slapdash arrangement is part of the appeal-this is a book meant to move readers towards the kitchen, not for following rigidly step by step. Such Briticisms as potted shrimp and the list of rabbits (not the meat but alternatives to "Welsh Rabbit") won't trip up too many American readers. Slater occasionally slips from quirky to cutesy, but he throws out so many smart inspirations in such quick succession that he thoroughly redeems himself. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590201152
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
683,625
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Nigel Slater is the author of several classic cookbooks, including Real Fast Food and the award-winning Appetite. He has written a much-loved column for The Observer (London) for more than a decade and has been described by the media as a national treasure. He lives in London.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, England
Date of Birth:
April 9, 1958
Place of Birth:
Wolverhampton, England
Education:
OND in catering, Worcester Technical College, 1976
Website:
http://www.nigelslater.com

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Real Fast Food: 350 Recipes Ready-To-Eat in 30 Minutes 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Stay-At-Home-Chef More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely a keeper. It is quiet and unassuming, full of simple ideas from which you can gather inspiration. And while there are no photographs, the visual simplicity of the book is perfectly attuned with Nigel's whole approach to cooking: simple, never fussy, pure. His recipes and ideas allow the ingredients to be showcased, putting food centre stage.
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