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978-1-4000-4407-8 / 1400044073

A Twist of the Wrist: Quick Flavorful Meals with Ingredients from Jars, Cans, Bags, and Boxes

by Silverton, Nancy

Publisher:Knopf

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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About the book:

Award-winning chef Nancy Silverton has conquered the gourmet world as the original dessert chef at Spago and founder of the celebrated La Brea Bakery. Her recipes are legendary, innovative, and delicious. However, in the last few years, there has been a great shift in cooking toward the Home Meal Replacement (HMR), better known as takeout. Its impossible to spend hours in the kitchen after a hard days work, so more people are buying prepared foods and frozen meals, compromising taste for convenience. Realizing that peoples hectic workdays dont afford everyone the time to re-create her epicurean triumphs, Nancy has come up with the perfect solution . . .

Enter, the jar!

Compiling a list of her favorite products that come in jarsand cans, bags, and boxesNancy has created easy-to-follow recipes that require less than thirty minutes to prepare. With this book theres no need to sacrifice flavor, sophistication, and taste just because youre spending less time chopping, cleaning, cooking, or baking. Nancys shortcuts not only allow us to produce quick and easy meals at home, they let us bring back the pride and the joy of creating gourmet meals for our family and friends.

A Twist of the Wrist contains 137 quick and delicious gourmet recipes from salads to pasta to meats and desserts, such as:

Cumin Shrimp and Chickpea Salad with Roasted Carrots
Creamy Corn Soup with Bacon and Cheddar Crostini
Orzo with Dried Porcini Mushrooms, Radicchio, and Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Boneless Pork Chops, with Creamy Polenta and Fennel Pollen
Seared Rare Tuna with Tomato-Olive Salsa
Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Pie with Hot Fudge Sauce, Cajeta, and Salty Spanish Peanuts

In addition to Nancys own creations, she includes recipes concocted with prepared ingredients from some of her chef friends, including Sara Foster, Tom Colicchio, Charlie Trotter, Mario Batali, Suzanne Goin, Ruth Reichl, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

There is also a pantry section, telling us where to getby the Internet and mail orderthe best of all things canned, jarred, and bottled.

This charming and utterly indispensable cookbook is suited for any type of cook, whether youre an on-the-go gourmand or you just love flavorful, accessible meals at home. A Twist of the Wrist fits perfectly into todays modern lifestyle and is a must-have for the contemporary kitchen.

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