by Chronicle Books

Cooking to Beat the Clock : Inspired Meals in 15 Minutes

Price:

$7.08

List price:

$16.95

You Save:

$9.87 (58%)

Usually ships in 24 hours.

Save 58%
Manufacturer:
Chronicle Books
Edition:
1st Printing
Product Description
Busy professionals and harried parents don't have time after a long day to spend an hour preparing dinner, but no one wants to settle for cold pizza or cheese sandwiches everyday either. How does Provencal Mushroom Ragout over Polenta sound? Or Pork Medallions with Cider and Mashed Sweet Potatoes? In 15 minutes? Including the time it takes to chop the vegetables! James Beard Award-winning food journalist Sam Gugino has devised a host of secret strategies for getting organized so cooking dinner is quick and painless. He approaches the overall kitchen scene with four key principles in mind: flavor, organization, focus, and creativity. To this he adds clever time-saving techniques that drastically cut the preparation time for a meal-sized entrZe serving two or four. In all, Cooking to Beat the Clock offers an entirely new way of thinking about any recipe, and just may change the way you cook. It's amazing but true—a delicious dinner can be ready in 15 minutes, start to finish!
Amazon.com Review
Sure, you can cook up pasta in no time and whip up an omelet in a flash, but Sam Gugino insists you can also make sophisticated dishes, such as Duck Breast on Baby Vegetables, spending only 15 minutes in the kitchen to prepare them. Besides 60 recipes, he offers a strategy to help you quickly produce original, satisfying meals from scratch--and he doesn't mean a quick stir-fry! To prove his point, he offers recipes for a jambalaya studded with shrimp and hot sausage; a chicken curry with coconut milk; and Steak Diane, elegantly sauced with flambéed cognac and melted butter. Flavor, organization, focus, and creativity make this possible. For flavor, you need a pantry and freezer stocked with such staples as aromatic basmati rice and intense, sweet-tasting balsamic vinegar. Organization requires the right equipment, starting with a 12-inch, nonstick skillet. Focus means no radio or TV. Creativity means the ability to make substitutions--to save on a trip to the store.

Frankly, the idea of a 15-minute chili or cassoulet sounds more like a gimmick than good food. Better to use the time to prepare delicious San Diego Fish Tacos and make the cassoulet on a Sunday afternoon, when it can simmer long and slow. But a Tuesday-night dinner of mustard-sparked turkey cutlets served with creamy garlic mashed potatoes, or lamb chops smothered in orzo with olives and rosemary, sounds promising. Chances are high that they'll taste as good as they look in the handsome color photos. --Dana Jacobi

Related links

Coffee with Heartbeat Vinyl Wall Words Decal Sticker Graphic

$15.99

Coffee with Heartbeat Vinyl Wall Words Decal Sticker Graphic

Mystery (Hip Hop Beat Long Compilation Mix)

$99.00

Mystery (Hip Hop Beat Long Compilation Mix)

My Pizza Shop 2

$

My Pizza Shop 2

Mens Funny Cook Shirt, Cooking Heartbeat Shirt for Chefs Large Black

$19.99

Mens Funny Cook Shirt, Cooking Heartbeat Shirt for Chefs Large Black

Eat to Beat High Blood Pressure

$16.61

Eat to Beat High Blood Pressure

Arthritis: Over 60 Recipes and a Self-Treatment Plan to Transform Your Life (Eat to Beat)

$

Arthritis: Over 60 Recipes and a Self-Treatment Plan to Transform...

Related links

20x Digital Cooking Food Probe Meat Kitchen BBQ Selectable Thermometer Dine Cook

$60.99

20x Digital Cooking Food Probe Meat Kitchen BBQ Selectable...

Rosle / Rösle STAINLESS STEEL BBQ Cooking Tools - Set of 3

$190.00

Rosle / Rösle STAINLESS STEEL BBQ Cooking Tools - Set of 3

Himalayan Chef Salt Cooking Plate 6pc Pink Salt & Seasoning Set 8x8x2 BBQ NIB

$59.95

Himalayan Chef Salt Cooking Plate 6pc Pink Salt & Seasoning Set...

T-FAL 14 PC SOFT HANDLES TOTAL NON-STICK KITCHEN COOKING PANS POTS COOKWARE SET

$95.99

T-FAL 14 PC SOFT HANDLES TOTAL NON-STICK KITCHEN COOKING PANS POTS...

Portable 27" Cazo LARGE Flat 11-1/2" Deep Cooking Pot Pan Tall Wide Wok Caso

$112.95

Portable 27" Cazo LARGE Flat 11-1/2" Deep Cooking Pot Pan Tall Wide...

Hamilton Beach Party Crock Cast Iron Dutch Oven Blue 33415 (3-Piece Cooking Set)

$59.95

Hamilton Beach Party Crock Cast Iron Dutch Oven Blue 33415 (3-Piece...