After Work Cook: Fantastic Food, Minimum Fuss

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After Work Cook offers great food fast. Packed with vibrant, fresh, and most definitely quick meals, this is the perfect recipe for busy, modern life. Understanding the need for easy but tasty food in the hectic world of today, food writer Carina Cooper offers varied and delicious meals which are thankfully hassle-free in this fantastic collection of speedy recipes. Short-on-time cooks are sure to find food for any occasion, whether they want to entertain friends with the least fuss possible, or are exhausted and need to get a meal on the table as quickly as possible at the end of the day. All recipes include cooking and prep times. Themed chapters include Ultra-fast, Feeling Virtuous, Veggie, Indulge, Friends Coming Round, and It’s the Weekend.

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Carina Cooper is a food journalist who writes for the Evening Standard newspaper and Harpers Bazaar UK.

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While food writer Cooper (The Notting Hill Cookbook) has found an audience in her native UK, her appeal doesn't quite translate in this collection of ostensibly easy-to-prepare meals. A roundup of 150 recipes meant for "busy people who want to eat well," most of these dishes will only serve up additional stress, particularly regarding Cooper's reliance on arcane (at least for the U.S.) ingredients, most of which are central: one can't make Baked Passion Fruit Crunch without fresh passion fruit; Summer Pudding requires white, black and red currants ("removed from stalks"); and even a side of roasted potatoes calls for goose fat ("most butchers should supply you... or you can find it in larger supermarkets"). Significant sourcing problems aside, few of her dishes will disappoint: her roast duck, Field Mushrooms with Thyme on Fried Bread, and goat cheese "baby tarts" are straightforward and sure to satisfy, as will most others. Though seasoned cooks may pick up a trick or two, the book's odd focus and ingredient list (undyed smoked haddock, Toulouse sausage, Spanish quince paste, Calasparra rice) will make a frustrating experience for most.
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