Fast & Fabulous Gourmet Cookbook - Diet Edition

Fast & Fabulous Gourmet Cookbook - Diet Edition

by Shan Boggs
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Fast & Fabulous Gourmet Cookbook - Diet Edition by Shan Boggs

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Featuring 75 must-have gourmet recipes for the diet conscious.

The Fast and Fabulous Gourmet Cookbook - Diet Edition for Nook will give you a variety of healthy meals that can be prepared in minutes. Because you have more important things to do with your time, the book is written with a minimalist approach to cooking gourmet food – that should get you out of the kitchen and to the table faster.

Now have fun.

Improve your quality of life in minutes – one bite at a time – starting today!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015464788
Publisher: Burtonwood Media Company, Inc
Publication date: 09/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

When Shan Boggs was 15, she moved to North Africa and was introduced to wonderful food combinations. Algiers had a wonderful mix of Arab and French cuisine. One of the local neighborhood restaurants served what were called “hors d'oeuvres varie” (varied appetizers) that were so delicious you could order an assortment and make a sumptuous meal without ordering a main course.

Depending on what fresh fish had been caught that day, along with fruit and vegetables in season, a number of luscious appetizers were prepared and would be wheeled around on a cart by a waiter. It was customary to have an assortment of perhaps two or three of these small dishes to make an unforgettable meal. There was so much variety to choose from that you could go for many meals without eating the same appetizers twice.

Extraordinary sauces accompanied each small dish. Sweet ripe tomato slices would be drizzled with French vinaigrette and garnished with parsley, while fresh squid was sautéed in savory olive oil and butter with shallots and garlic. Fresh fillet of sole morsels would be swimming in lemon butter, as would fresh steamed artichoke hearts.

A few years later, Shan would have the good fortune to work for a French woman in Mallorca, Spain, who was a gourmet cook. Suzanne Tripier had also lived in Algiers, so she had both wonderful French recipes she made along with Arabic dishes as couscous. Suzy entertained a great deal and Shan would assist her in the buying and preparation of food for multiple course meals.

In Mallorca shopping required going to many different stores to purchase food. The island had a large central market where the freshest meat, fish, vegetables and fruit would be purchased. Then the next stop would be a bakery for crusty baguettes, croissants and thick Spanish bread. Wine would be purchased from a wine store with giant kegs. Bottles from home would be cleaned and refilled every few weeks.

Suzy emphasized the importance of the best quality ingredients. Fresh. Ripe. Nutritious. These qualities are the hallmark of the Mediterranean cuisine and make it one of the tastiest and healthful in the world.

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chobesoy More than 1 year ago
while the title of this book has the word "diet" in it I hope those not on a diet will also pick up this book. What I liked most about it is that I am not a fan of dairy products and was happy to see Shan's recipes without dairy! You don't have to be counting calories to enjoy there, I made some of the salads and thought they were a fantastic idea, a refreshing change from the boring salads that I often make. Since I often have frozen fruit (specifically mango) at the ready in my freezer, these were great options to make. if you want a refreshing dish that's not heavy, these are really delightful.