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.
For additional titles, browse the library catalog under the subject heading: Quick And Easy Cooking.
Food Made Fast: Weeknight
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.
Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express: 404 Inspired Seasonal Dishes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less
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.
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.
Kitchen Simple: Essential Recipes for Everyday Cooking
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.
For more cooking videos, browse the Food Network Takeout Collection.
Fancy but easy dishes from the chefs at Cook's Illustrated
Jacques Pepin's PBS television series from KQED-TV is available in 3 volumes with 2 videodiscs in each.
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.
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.
Epicurious: Quick and Easy Recipes
The folks at Gourmet and Bon Appetit have created a collection of their quick and easy yet sophisticated recipes that you can browse by course.
Epicurious: Weekly Dinner Planners
Quick and easy dinner menus for families on the go. They give you a menu and recipes for each night of the week as well as a weekly shopping list!
Food Network: Quick & Easy Recipes
Theoretically, TV programs should be great sources of quick recipes since they have to be completed in an hour or less...