Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Meals in Minutes - Jamie Oliver's 50 quick meals

Jamie Oliver's Meals in Minutes: A Revolutionary Approach to Cooking Good Food Fast
By Jamie Oliver
Publisher: Hyperion

I'M too busy. It's too expensive. I don't know how.

These are the three excuses he gets, according to Jamie, when he asks people why they don't cook at home.

Meals in Minutes is Jamie's book in which he shares 50 meals for you to put on the table: meaty ones, vegetarian meals, quick pastas and desserts, curries and others - meals that you could have thought impossible in a short amount of time.

You will find each recipe on one page which makes the book really user-friendly - no need for flipping back and forth. Most of the meals in this book come complete with a starter, main course and dessert.

If you have watched Jamie's cooking tv shows, you would have noticed that he cooks his dishes simultaneously so expect the recipes on this book to be not the conventional recipe that you are used to.

Besides the gorgeous pictures, you will also find useful basic tips and suggestions such as his list of essential kitchen equipment. According to Jamie, without some of them, you won't be able to work fast enough. The ones you will need are the food processor, the blender, and the microwave oven.

Meals in Minutes (meant for the US market) is actually the equivalent of the British version, 30-Minute Meals.

Happy cooking!