A New York Times bestseller!
250 of master chef Jacques Pépin's classic and timeless recipes for unexpectedly polished and satisfying meals with minimal prep and cleanup
You don't need a kitchen brigade, decades-honed skills, or expensive ingredients to cook and eat like master chef Jacques Pépin. Just like the rest of us, he doesn't always have as much time or energy as he'd like to put together a satisfying meal. So, he came up with Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple, 250 recipes for surprisingly achievable, impressive fare. Covering homemade staples and every course, with tips for kitchen tools and equipment, pantry staples, and techniques to simplify and improve every dish you make, this foundational, classic collection is essential for every busy home cook who refuses to eat poorly. Dine on the Braised Short Ribs in Red Wine Sauce that Jacques is proud to serve, prepared in under an hour. Or, for healthier fare, Suprêmes of Chicken with Paprika comes together in under thirty minutes. Originally published as The Short-Cut Cook, this revised edition is a testament to Jacques' timeless food and advice, and now includes beautiful photographs.
Legendary chef P pin pulls together "simple, speedy, sensible, smart" recipes in this keen outing. A mix of porcini mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, sunflower seeds, and garlic steeped in oil can be used as a topping for pasta, a spread on a sandwich, or tossed with a salad. Almost every recipe includes a helpful tip, such as a prompt to line a wooden cutting board with plastic when slicing beets for borscht. P pin makes liberal use of time-saving devices (baguette dough kneaded in the food processor makes for quick clean-up) and perhaps surprisingly for P pin's fans store-bought items, such as canned smoked oysters arrayed on a hummus of pureed canned black beans, while a cheese tart recipe calls for a frozen pie shell. Desserts include sponge cake layered with instant pudding blended with whipped cream, and a banana bread that is ready for the oven in under one minute. Though Asian-inspired dishes such as stir-fried rice noodles appear, it's European classics that shine: tomatoes Proven ale with browned bread crumbs and Belgian mussels with a generous dose of onion are both standouts. Inexperienced home cooks and those in a hurry to put dinner on the table will appreciate this friendly, accessible collection.