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Home at 7, Dinner at 8: 100 Satisfying Suppers on the Table in an Hour or Less
Sophie Wright inspires you to create quick, stress-free delicious meals in less than an hour. Chapters include: Every Day recipes destined to become old favorites to cook time and again, like Honey-Roasted Pork with Pears and Parsnips; Watching the Pennies with cheap, exciting recipes like Zucchini, Basil and Chile Linguine, suitable for a night in for one or entertaining ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Kyle Cathie Limited
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This is a good book of sophisticated-seeming recipes that generally take about an hour to prepare. The techniques are pretty basic and the recipes that I tried were easy to prepare. My quibble is that it's almost too sophisticated for family use - I'd use these for a dinner party, but not for daily use with my kids. Also, there are a lot of ingredients in many of these recipes, and many of them are not pantry staples. She addresses this in the Intro, stating that you'd use the book by looking fo ...more
Ehhh. I mean, this book had some good tips, but, like other reviewers, I found this book to be a little too pretentious. I mean, guinea fowl??? Skate wing?? These ingredients all seemed a little too outlandish for my tastes. But, looking at the author's background, it's easy to see why her cookbook is this way - she's catered for Leonardo diCaprio & Avril Lavigne!! Plus been on many British television programs! I just wish that she hadn't marketed her book as an 'everyday cuisine' kind of bo ...more
Though the instructions, ingredient list, and accompanying images are sometimes confusing (about half the dishes I cooked looked nothing like the picture), these recipes make delicious, relatively quick, exciting food. Like an earlier reviewer, I did find some of the dishes too rich for regular weeknight consumption. Especially good were the braised sausage with gorgonzola polenta, zucchini, basil, and chile linguine with creme fraiche, and asian noodle soup with shrimp.
The recipes sound good, but this is too fussy for a week night supper book. I was expecting 30 minute meals--I don't want to fuss with fancy ingredients at 7pm. I truly wonder if the author has this schedule (as I really do)because when I am home at 7 I am reaching for the funyuns not the capers. Exhaustion is not a good kitchen mate.