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Title:
The Bon appétit fast easy fresh cookbook
ISBN:
9780470226308
Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.
Physical Description:
xxix, 770 p., [32] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Added Uniform Title:
Bon appétit.
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Summary

Summary

From the world's most trusted cooking experts, 1,100 great recipes to get weeknight dinners on the table fast

Inspired by the popular "Fast Easy Fresh" feature in Bon Appetit and written in the user-friendly, approachable style so familiar to the magazine's 6 million readers, this cookbook is a must for people who want everyday dinners that are quick, delicious, and contemporary. These are not the old-fashioned, lackluster choices found in most 30-minute cookbooks and cooking shows. The Bon Appetit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook is all about ease, speed--and taste. There are 1,100 exciting, flavorful recipes, with dishes that take a fun, modern spin like Arugula Salad with Olives, Pancetta, and Parmesan; Roasted Garlic Beef Stew; Linguine with Winter Pesto; Shrimp with Ginger-Herb Butter; Grilled Steak with Fresh Garden Herbs; and Peach Pie with Berry Jam. All of the recipes are simple enough for weeknights, but with their focus on fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors, they're really special enough for weekends, too.

Illustrated throughout with handsome line drawings and 32 pages of beautiful new color photographs, this collection of favorite Bon Appetit recipes is sure to quickly become the go-to resource for home cooks everywhere, whether they're beginners or simply looking to stay on top of their game. For everyone who's eager to make truly satisfying and delicious meals--without spending a lot of time in the kitchen--this is the cookbook to reach for every night of the week.


Author Notes

BARBARA FAIRCHILD was Editor in Chief of Bon Appetit magazine for ten years. She is a frequent guest on radio and television programs about food, restaurants, travel, and popular culture, and has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America." She is also the author of the bestselling Bon Appetit Cookbook. BARBARA FAIRCHILD was Editor in Chief of Bon Appetit magazine for ten years. She is a frequent guest on radio and television programs about food, restaurants, travel, and popular culture, and has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation's "Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America." She is also the author of the bestselling Bon Appetit Cookbook."


Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

Starred Review. Culled from Bon Appetit magazine's Fast, Fresh, Easy column, this recipe compendium is one of the largest available for those who love to cook and eat well but lack time on weeknights to make dishes that require hours to prepare. Although Fairchild forgoes estimates of how long each dish may take to make, and a number of entries may not qualify as fast for some cooks, especially beginners, the recipes are generally simple, if not foolproof, and cover a vast territory of cuisines. Ingredient lists are short, seldom running over 10 items and rely on the use of the freshest, finest foods available; a helpful shopping guide at the beginning is a welcome aid to those not yet versed in the ingredients' seasonality or optimal appearance. Similarly, a wealth of boxed hints and tips offer an extra level of help to get people cooking confidently. Even if the fast and easy labels don't always apply, anyone looking for a reliable source of relatively uncomplicated, tasty dishes will be thrilled to find this. Color photos not seen by PW. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

The many fans of Bon Appétit  magazine will rejoice to see this massive collection of recipes that reflect the sort of cooking that the monthly has become famous for, California-style cooking that always appears effortlessly casual. These recipes emphasize that the best time to use fruits and vegetables is when they're at their seasonal peaks. That means no strawberries in the winter, no asparagus in the fall. Such items, when they do appear in markets at odd times, have generally been transported so far from their growers' fields that they likely lack the full flavor of locally raised, in-season produce. Most of the recipes have just a few ingredients, all of them fresh, and precious few prepared foods show up, save some Asian sauces and the like. Those who enjoy entertaining will find many inspirations here for appetizers and snacks.--Knoblauch, Mark Copyright 2008 Booklist


Library Journal Review

This follow-up to The Bon Appetit Cookbook presents hundreds of quick and simple recipes from the magazine's popular "Fast Easy Fresh" feature. An introductory "Shopping Guide" covers buying and storing produce, meat, and fish, and dozens of sidebars and boxes provide more information on ingredients and techniques. The recipes, inspired by a wide range of cuisines, include make-ahead guidelines whenever possible, and headnotes offer serving suggestions and variations. Sure to appeal to any busy cook as well as the magazine's numerous fans, this is highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The Bon Appétit Shopping Guide
2 Quick Starters
3 Chilies, Stews, and Soups
4 Salads
5 Sandwiches, Burgers, and Pizza
6 Pasta and Rice
7 Chicken and More Poultry
8 Salmon and More Fish
9 Shrimp and More Shellfish
10 Beef, Pork, and Lamb
11 Potatoes, Grains, and Beans
12 Vegetables
13 Breakfast and Brunch
14 Quick Breads
15 Granitas, Sorbets, Ice Cream, and Frozen Desserts
16 Cookies & Brownies, Pies & Tarts, and Easy Cakes
17 Custards, Puddings, and Fruit Desserts
18 Drinks