Even if I didn't love Jacques Pepin for being the first Frenchman who seems to actually like Americans, or even if I didn't love him for his wonderful watercolors of chickens. And even if I didn't love him for being the man who brought clam strip rolls on split top buns to Howard Johnson's restaurants--creating at least one dish that travelers in the 60s could rely on as being delicious, I would still love him now for saying he always has corn tortillas in the freezer, because that is now our essential Americas ingredient. But yeah, he has an easy cassoulet recipe that uses Polish kielbasa and Italian sausage, and an "instant" chocolate mousse, as well as a (Key) lime one. This is the melting pot cooking that mirrors our dream of being a welcoming melting pot country. Enjoy this whimsically illustrated, warm-hearted hug of a family cookbook!
250 of master chef Jacques Pépin's classic and timeless recipes for unexpectedly polished and satisfying meals with minimal prep and cleanup
You don't need a kitchen brigade, decades-honed skills, or expensive ingredients to cook and eat like master chef Jacques Pépin. Just like the rest of us, he doesn't always have as much time or energy as he'd like to put together a satisfying meal. So, he came up with Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple, 250 recipes for surprisingly achievable, impressive fare. Covering homemade staples and every course, with tips for kitchen tools and equipment, pantry staples, and techniques to simplify and improve every dish you make, this foundational, classic collection is essential for every busy home cook who refuses to eat poorly. Dine on the Braised Short Ribs in Red Wine Sauce that Jacques is proud to serve, prepared in under an hour. Or, for healthier fare, Suprêmes of Chicken with Paprika comes together in under thirty minutes. Originally published as The Short-Cut Cook, this revised edition is a testament to Jacques' timeless food and advice, and now includes beautiful photographs.
About the Author
The winner of sixteen James Beard Awards and author of twenty-nine cookbooks, including A Grandfather’s Lessons, Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen, and Essential Pépin, JACQUES PÉPIN has starred in twelve acclaimed PBS cooking series. He was awarded France’s highest distinction, the Legion of Honor.
"Inexperienced home cooks and those in a hurry to put dinner on the table will appreciate this friendly, accessible collection." —Publishers Weekly
“A comprehensive collection of everyday recipes that will encourage anyone who is short on time, but still interested in cooking fabulous food at home.” —Library Journal, starred review
"You might just learn a few breezy techniques for weeknight French-style dining with this new one from Pépin." —Epicurious
“It’s very good...I’m now so loyal to him that I’ve been cooking from it every night.” —The New York Times
“Even a James Beard award–winning celebrity chef sometimes likes to whip up a low-stress dish—though quite a few of the 250 recipes in Jacques Pepin Quick & Simple may entice more ambitious cooks.” —AARP
“Packed with more than 200 recipes, this book would make a great resource for busy young people who are just beginning their kitchen adventures.” —BookPage
“The recipes stand the test of time; this book will become a classic in your kitchen.” —Food & Wine
“For all his accomplishments, he never wavers from his goal of showing that anyone, regardless of ability or resources, can cook well, and enjoy the process.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“This update of a cookbook Pepin published in 2001 belongs on the bookshelf of anyone who has to regularly put dinner on the table for themselves and their families.” —Town & Country