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High Flavor, Low Labor: Reinventing Weeknight Cooking

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REAL FOOD. REAL LIFE. REAL FLAVOR.

Forever short on time, Associated Press food editor J. M. Hirsch is a master of kitchen shortcuts; his favorite, letting high-flavor ingredients do the heavy lifting, was the inspiration for this collection of nearly 150 boldly delicious recipes. Because nobody has time to make a bland meal.

His approach to cooking is simple: Foods that tas
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Ballantine Books
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Laura
Sep 05, 2016 Laura rated it really liked it
This is a great weeknight cookbook. His concept is that if you use high flavor ingredients, you don't need complicated preparations. He includes cooking and prep times, and I found the prep times to be accurate. The standout chapters for me were the appetizers, sides, soups and desserts. The sundried tomato soup was great, and there are some very creative deserts (a no cook berry grape pie). I also liked that most of his deserts weren't too sweet.

He includes a lot of pasta recipes; the main cour
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Mary
Jan 27, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any foodie with less time
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I wonder if this is too good to be true...the premise is using high-flavor ingredients that need little done to them to be perfectly enjoyable, ergo a fast meal. Sounds perfect to me! I was dubious, but I'll be honest--once I opened it and started reading the recipes, I couldn't stop drooling. I know, embarrassing huh? But maybe well worth it. I borrowed (read: stole) quite a few recipes to try. I didn't want to rate this until I try them, but I doubt I'll remember later. So. For now the rating ...more
Beka
Nov 21, 2011 Beka rated it it was ok
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Pretty basic and uninspiring. I did find it humorous that someone who advocates buying natural and organic in one paragraph suggests buying jarred lemon juice in the next. The pictures were great, too bad the food wasn't.
April (The Steadfast Reader)
Jan 09, 2011 April (The Steadfast Reader) rated it it was amazing
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This is seriously, next to 'The Joy of Cooking, the BEST cookbook I have ever bought. The recipes are true to the prep time, I've cooked 10 or 15 and only one I was like 'meh' about... the rest I would cook again. Seriously. It's awesome. And easy.
Cathy Smallwood
Interesting

Of course I have not prepared any recipes from this book since I just purchased it. But the recipes look interesting.
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