Synopses & Reviews
"Life is too hectic to cook gourmet food every night.” “There are too many ingredients in the really great recipes.” “Eating healthy is too much work.” “If it doesn’t take a lot of effort, it won’t taste good.” These and many other misconceptions are proven wrong in Susie Quick’s Quick Simple Food
, packed with 150 recipes sizzling with flavor, flair, and style—and without the hassle. These fresh, healthy dishes encompass the entire meal, from satisfying salads and amazingly quick pastas to nourishing stews and delicious desserts.
Quick Simple Food takes the path less traveled by quick-and-easy cookbooks and presents a world tour of sophisticated cuisine, from Latin America, Italy, and Greece to India, China, and Japan—and featuring a delectable array of updated American classics—while maintaining a focus on accessible ingredients and easy techniques.
And although nearly everything takes less than thirty minutes to prepare, this is more than mere daily sustenance—these recipes are for sophisticated diners who happen to be short on time, not just for can-opener cooks who happen to be hungry. The beautiful color photographs and the elegant design prove another myth wrong: quick and easy doesn’t have to mean dull and dowdy.
From its chic, contemporary look to its dazzling array of easy-to-make international specialties, Quick Simple Food demonstrates that quick and easy doesn't have to mean dowdy and dull. Susie Quick relies on fresh, high-quality ingredients and simplified cooking methods to create dishes that will please the most demanding of palates.
The range of recipes is astonishing. There are homey stews and soups from around the world, sophisticated sides like Baby Limas with Molasses Butter, and enticing entrees like Cumin Chicken with Spicy Black Beans and Tandoori Salmon with Ginger Vinaigrette. Nearly all the recipes can be made in less than 30 minutes.
The interest in simplifying our lives without sacrificing taste and style is evident from the popularity of Real Simple magazine and cookbooks like The Minimalist Cooks at Home. Quick Simple Food is made-to-order for this audience.
150 recipes sizzling with flavour, flair and style without the hassle.
About the Author
Susie Quick is the senior food editor at Health magazine. She served as food editor and columnist for Glamour before becoming the founding food editor of Real Simple. Susie has also contributed to O, The Oprah Magazine, Bon Appétit, Self, Working Mother, and Redbook; she is also the author of Go Bananas! 150 Recipes for America’s Most Versatile Fruit. Susie was born in West Virginia, has lived in New York and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Birmingham, Alabama.