Friday, July 24, 2009

Williams-Sonoma's "The Weeknight Cook: Fresh & Simple Recipes for Good Food Everyday"

You know that peparing food at home is one of the healthiest choices you
can make, but planning a whole week of meals can be daunting task. Even for
the most enthusiastic home cooks, preparing dinner can be a harried chore,
often resulting in unhealthy take-out and fast food choices. The solution:
start cooking smarter. By having a well-stocked and well-organized pantry, as
well as a weekly meal plan, plus a few strategic shopping tips – even the
busiest people can have a healthy, satisfying meal ready in less than 30

Williams-Sonoma's "The Weeknight Cook: Fresh & Simple Recipes for Good
Food Everyday" ($34.95 HC/October/Oxmoor House-Sunset Books) shares
dozens of tips for managing your time and stocking your kitchen – the keys to
becoming a smarter cook – including:

• Purchase seasonal and farm-fresh produce and products
• Ask a wine merchant to recommend good everyday wines at reasonable prices.
Buy dried herbs and spices in small quantities and replace them often
• Keep your kitchen organized by cleaning up as you go

Packed with invaluable time management tips and fundamental recipes, The
Weeknight Cook will not only help make the most of your time, it will help
save you money.

Since everyone wants to streamline their lives (and spend more time with
their family), The Weeknight Cook's emphasis on convenience makes it timely
for year-round editorial coverage. More than 250 inspired recipes are
organized by ten basic categories in a user-friendly ring binder, so consumers
can quickly choose the centerpiece of a meal, and add a quick bread, pasta,
grain side dish or vegetables to round it out.

Additionally, each section suggests "In Minutes" meals for when time is
especially short, and "Fit for Company" menus (complete with wine pairings)
for stress-free get-togethers when you want to make an impression. The
Cook Smarter section shares invaluable tips from pantry checklists and easy
techniques to the must have basic tools and tips for how to shop more
efficiently. Accompanied by tempting full-color photography, the culinary
experts at Williams-Sonoma demonstrate how quick and simple it is to cook
delicious dinners every night of the week.

Whether you are cooking for an intimate group or a large crowd, here is a
sampling of the simple, delicious and less-than-30 minute recipes found in The
Weeknight Cook:

• Bacon-Wrapped Dates
• Cheesy Chive Popovers
• Scallops with Mango & Avocado

• Vietnamese Shrimp & Noodle Salad
• Steak, Arugula & Pecorino Salad
• Spinach, Pear & Walnut Salad

Pasta & Grains
• Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff
• Vegetable Rigatoni with Goat Cheese
• Tagliatelle with Crab

• Miso-Marinated Salmon
• Chile-Garlic Prawns
• Spicy Snapper with Tomatoes & Olives

• Sichuan Braised Pork with Eggplant
• Moroccan Lamb Burgers
• BBQ Brisket Sandwiches

• Brown Sugar Blondies
• Lemon Tart with Raspberries
• Mocha Chocolate Mousse

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