Homemade wonton soup in 30 minutes. Chicken Parmesan without dredging and frying. Fruit crisp on the stovetop. The secret to cooking fast is cooking smart—choosing and preparing fresh ingredients efficiently.
If you’re looking to get real food on the table fast, all you need is a better recipe—and now you’ve got it. How to Cook Everything Fast, my latest comprehensive reference, is more than a cookbook. I’ve woven time management into 2,000 innovative, flavor-packed, all-new recipes that do the thinking for you, offering a roadmap for making the best use of kitchen downtime. By following the simple steps in each recipe, anyone can create delicious food that’s ready in 45, 30, even 15 minutes.
Fast contains hundreds of tips and tricks—my own kitchen “hacks”—to cook smarter and faster. The recipes even look different, with prep steps and cooking steps color-coded and paced into one seamless flow. Helpful tools throughout the book form the backbone of my new way of cooking. There’s a visual guide to prep shortcuts for fruits, vegetables, and proteins; clever techniques to speed up “slow” recipes; illustrated “recipe-free” features that encourage spontaneity; and of course my signature rundowns of key ingredients—only now they’re at-a-glance and built for speed. Fast puts time on your side and makes a lifetime of homemade meals an exciting and delicious reality.
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