Ainsley Harriott's Gourmet Express

Ainsley Harriott's Gourmet Express

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In Gourmet Express, popular TV cook Ainsley Harriott takes a fresh look at the best and tastiest fast food on offer. He goes out and about to explore what we eat when we're in a hurry and gives us lots of appetizing alternatives that are easy and speedy to make at home. With the emphasis on making good food quickly rather than recreating take-away food, Ainsley Harriott's Gourmet Express encourages us to change our cooking and eating habits, opting for the great-tasting, healthier, home-made more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 126 x 198mm
  • Ebury Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 60 colour halftones, index
  • 0563488263
  • 9780563488262

Review quote

Written to accompany the TV series, "Gourmet Express", by that inimitable chef Ainsley Harriott, aims to stop people buying ready-made food and eat fresh, home-cooked meals instead. Understanding today's hectic pace of life, Ainsley ensures all the recipes are quick to make - often taking less time than reheating a pre-packaged meal. Using fresh, seasonal produce, he also ensures the recipes are healthy. Gleaned from his travels around the world, it is a cosmopolitan collection of tasty dishes: iced cafe latte cups, spicy Spanish patatas bravas and green onion chapatis mix with traditional British fare such as minted mushy chip-shop peas, golden crumb-crunch scampi and Granny's corned-beef hash and fried egg. Appealing to every taste, the recipes also cater for a range of cooking methods: grilling, woks, baking or frying to give variety and encourage cooks to alter their cooking routines. So next time you think of a takeaway or look at the cellophane-wrapped cartons in the supermarket, stop and buy something tasty instead and make a delicious, exciting meal from the innovative concoctions in this book. - Lucy Watsonshow more

Review Text

There are those who find Ainsley Harriott a touch overpowering on TV, but few would deny that the man is one of the great communicators on the subject of food. His gift is to make the arcane secrets of cooking seem accessible to all, and his books have successfully translated his skills to a new medium, while still incorporating that infectious humour that is the hallmark of his television shows. Here the larger-than-life Harriott takes a look at some of the most appealing fast food on offer, and persuasively makes the point that fast food does not necessarily mean that the highest standards cannot be maintained. Looking at the kind of fast food most of us consume when we're out of doors, Harriott comprehensively demonstrates that there are plenty of highly appetizing alternatives that can be prepared at home. Concentrating on making quality food speedily as opposed to recreating take-away food, he proposes a change in both our manner of eating and our manner of cooking, putting a new stress on more healthy homemade versions. Over 120 straightforward and appealing recipes are at the heart of the book, including soup to go (tempting soups conjured up at great speed), fast fish recipes and dishes from Thailand, China and Italy to name but a few. An invaluable collection. (Kirkus UK)show more

Table of contents

Soup to go; Snack Attack; Oodies of Noodies, Piles of Pasta; Fast Fish; Meaty Meals; Deli Dishes; Sweet Bites; With over 120 deliciously simple and fast recipes, Ainsley Harriott's Gourmet Express will revolutionize your eating more

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