The Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy

The Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy

by Robin Donovan

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The Lazy Gourmet is for anyone who dreams of dazzling guests with fabulous home-cooked fare, but fears that such a feat would require Thomas Keller’s talent, Martha Stewart’s ingenuity, Gandhi’s patience, and Charles Manson’s free time. The goal of The Lazy Gourmet is to conquer the misguided belief that preparing an elegant meal requires spending hours—or days—in the kitchen. With the help of an army of volunteer testers—regular people with no culinary training—Robin Donovan and Juliana Gallin developed this collection of recipes that can be prepared using readily available ingredients and common kitchen appliances, and without any previous cooking experience or training. With our recipes, anyone can prepare delicious and sophisticated, yet surprisingly simple dishes that will impress fussy in-laws, placate implacable bosses, and seduce sexy strangers through the proven method of knocking their socks off at the dinner table. As the lazy gourmets themselves like to say, “Cooking a great meal can be just as easy as cooking a crappy meal!” So relax! Stop fretting over elaborate recipes and cumbersome techniques and start cooking the Lazy Gourmet way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573446747
Publisher: Viva Editions
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 666,055
File size: 405 KB

About the Author

ROBIN DONOVAN is the author of Campfire Cuisine: Gourmet Recipes for the Great Outdoors and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet. Her articles have appeared in popular publications including Cooking Light, Fitness, The San Jose Mercury News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and The San Francisco Chronicle. When she’s not cooking effortless gourmet feasts, or writing books about how to cook effortless gourmet feasts, JULIANA GALLIN works as a graphic designer and produces several popular speakers' series in San Francisco, including Ask a Scientist, How-To Night, and Comedy Talks.

Table of Contents

Foreword Joanne Weir 7

Introduction 11

Part I The Basics 17

Chapter 1 Party in Your Pantry 19

Chapter 2 Tips for Rookie Cooks and Lazy Gourmets 52

Chapter 3 The Lazy Gourmet Toolkit 67

Part II The Recipes 73

Chapter 4 Snacks and Starters 75

Chapter 5 Salads 126

Chapter 6 Soups 149

Chapter 7 Sandwiches 172

Chapter 8 Small Plates and Main Dishes 190

Chapter 9 Sides 266

Chapter 10 Condiments, Sauces, and Extras 296

Chapter 11 Desserts 385

Acknowledgments 373

Measurement Conversion Charts 377

Index 383

About the Authors 395

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