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The Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook by Barbara Fairchild includes healthy and quick recipes like Polenta with Green Chiles and Cheese; Spiced Winter Squash with Fennel; and Turkey Chilaquiles.



The Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook
1100 Quick Dishes For Every Night Cooking

by Barbara Fairchild


Even if you love to cook, getting dinner on the table every night of the week can sometimes seem impossible. Following the success of The Bon Appétit Cookbook, longtime Editor-in-Chief Barbara Fairchild returns with The Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook: 1100 Quick Dishes For Every Night Cooking, making weeknight dinners or weekend gatherings a snap. This cookbook features over one thousand delicious recipes that are fresh, inventive, and perfect for quick, easy cooking at home, in the same approachable style that has made Bon Appétit America's favorite food and entertaining magazine.

Inspired by the "Fast Easy Fresh" section of the magazine, this new compendium offers recipes for sophisticated, modern food that is always healthy, appealing, and easy to prepare. With a focus on seasonal, readily available ingredients, the book features food that is just as good for entertaining as it is for gathering the family around the dinner table. From Crabmeat, Corn, and Cumin Salad in Endive Spears and Sautéed Chicken with Parsnips, Apples and Sherry Pan Sauce to One-step Lasagne with Sausage and Basil and Black-Bottom Peanut Butter Mousse Pie, this indispensable guide includes 18 chapters filled with recipes for every occasion and time of day.

In addition to inspiring recipes, The Bon Appétit Cookbook also includes do-ahead tips to help cooks simplify weeknight meal preparation. A useful shopping guide gives an overview of frequently used fresh ingredients, with information on seasonality as well as on selecting, storing, and using each item. Informative sidebars are included throughout, and cover topics such as:

  • Shortcuts for Easy A.M. Entertaining—advice for preparing a fast and easy breakfast that doesn't include cold cereal and milk
  • D.I.Y. Crostini Platter—a wealth of ideas for effortless, festive crostini toppings to make entertaining easy
  • Better with Butter—simple suggestions for compound butters to instantly liven up any steak dinner
  • Beyond Steamed Vegetables—easy additions to turn a side dish into the main attraction for a simple, healthy weeknight meal
  • Quick Fixes—shortcuts for delicious dips, quick starters, and simple family dinners
  • A Moveable Feast—ways to keep sandwiches fresh and delicious on-the-go
  • Create a Party Menu—inventive ideas for tapas or small-plates party menus
  • Thinking Outside the Pan—tips on creating beautiful, party-worthy cakes every time.

With 28 color photographs and more than 60 beautiful illustrations, this must-have collection is sure to become the cookbook you turn to again and again. Forget about faddish quick-fix cookbooks and unhealthy convenience foods—The Bon Appétit Cookbook truly delivers on the promise of its title with recipes that are quick, satisfying, and delicious, every time.

About the Author

Barbara Fairchild joined the staff of Bon Appétit in 1978 and became Editor-in-Chief in 2000.

During her tenure, Bon Appétit has been honored with three James Beard Awards. The highly successful Bon Appétit Cookbook, released in the fall of 2006, was named one of the top cookbooks of the year by Publishers Weekly and Amazon.com. Fairchild is a frequent guest on radio and television programs including NBC's Today Show and Dateline, CNN, and Food Network programs like Iron Chef America and The Next Food Network Star, among others.

Bon Appétit magazine, a Conde Nast publication, celebrates the world of great food and the pleasure of sharing it with others. Every issue engages 5.8 million readers in a hands-on experience regarding all aspects of the epicurean lifestyle-cooking, dining out, wine and spirits, travel, entertaining, shopping, and kitchen design.

  • The Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook
  • 1100 Quick Dishes For Every Night Cooking
  • by Barbara Fairchild
  • Wiley 2008
  • Hardcover; $34.95; 768 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0470226307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-470-22630-8
  • Information provided by the publisher.

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