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Quick Gourmet Cooking

No time to cook but you don't want to eat Top Ramen or macaroni and cheese in a box? Do you have a sophisticated palate and a thin wallet? Don't despair! These chefs will help you cook delicious food in no time.


Selected Books

For additional titles, browse the library catalog under the subject heading: Quick And Easy Cooking.

Barnard, Melanie
Food Made Fast: Weeknight
TX833.5.B37484 2006x
Prolific food writer Melanie Barnard offers a collection of recipes and cooking tips for such quick-to-make, flavorful meals as fennel-crusted pork tenderloin, miso-glazed salmon, and spring vegetable risotto--all of which have been streamlined for easy preparation any night of the week. Part of the Williams-Sonoma Food Made Fast Series.
Bittman, Mark
Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express: 404 Inspired Seasonal Dishes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less
TX833.5.B548 2009
Kitchen Express gives readers 101 quick recipes for each season, all of which can be prepared in ten minutes or less. For people who like to eat well without the fuss, Bittman offers his trademark pared-down elegance and contemporary style. See also his Quick and Easy Recipes from the New York Times.
Lawson, Nigella
Nigella Express: Good Food, Fast
TX833.5.L39 2007x
This is for everyone who loves good food, but just doesn't have time or patience at the end of the day for a long, drawn-out cooking session. Nigella Lawson is a British cook with a show (Nigella Feasts) on the Food Network.
Moulton, Sara
Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals
TX833.5.M68 2005
As the host of Cooking Live and Sara's Secrets, the food editor of Good Morning America, and the bestselling author of Sara Moulton Cooks at Home, Sara Moulton is one of this country's most popular and accessible celebrity chefs.
Pépin, Jacques
Fast Food My Way
TX833.5.P47 2004
Did you know that Jacques Pépin once cooked for Charles de Gaulle? This is the companion volume to Pépin's PBS television series. See below under videos for the series on DVD.
Pépin, Jacques
Jacques Pépin More Fast Food My Way
Pepin's TV series was popular enough to result in a second book. These are dishes that can be assembled with relatively little effort by the experienced cook.
Peterson, James
Kitchen Simple: Essential Recipes for Everyday Cooking
TX833.5.P48 2011
James Peterson offers gourmet recipes that use only a few ingredients and can be assembled quite quickly. It does, however, use "gourmet" ingredients such as dried porcini, cream, Parmigiano-Reggiano, butter, nuts, arugula, duck breasts, squid, fresh tuna, etc.
Ramsay, Gordon
Fast Food: Recipes from the F Word
TX833.5.R3598 2007x
Gordon Ramsay is a British celebrity chef with several TV shows, including The F Word.


For more cooking videos, browse the Food Network Takeout Collection.

The Best of America's Test Kitchen. Best Weeknight Recipes
Fancy but easy dishes from the chefs at Cook's Illustrated
Everyday Italian. Weeknight Cooking
Giada De Laurentiis shows how to prepare easy weeknight meals with updated versions of recipes from her Italian roots. More Everyday Italian videos.
Fast Food My Way
Jacques Pepin's PBS television series from KQED-TV is available in 3 volumes with 2 videodiscs in each.
Pasquale's Kitchen Express. Volume 1
Instruction in Southern Italian cuisine by a singing chef. Demonstrates how to prepare full course dinners for four in under thirty minutes. Originally produced as six individual episodes of the Toronto television series.
Sara's Secrets: Effortless Entertaining
This collection of programs was originally produced as five individual episodes of Sara Moulton's television series: Sara's Secrets. Sara also has a new public television series: Sara's Weeknight Meals, based on her book Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals.
Simply Ming: Easy Techniques for East-Meets-West Meals
Relying on a handful of stocks, master chef Ming Tsai shows how to prepare a variety of Asian-inflected dishes that can be prepared quickly and easily.

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