Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express

Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express

404 Inspired Seasonal Dishes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

Paperback - 2011
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Award-winning cookbook author and popular New York Times columnist Mark Bittman offers 404 quick, easy seasonal recipes, now in paperback.


In Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express, "America's foremost home cook" ( New York Observer ) presents more than 400 incredibly fast and easy recipes tailored to each season and presented in a simple, straightforward style. Bittman's recipe sketches are the ideal mix of inspiration and instruction: everything a home cook needs to prepare a delicious, healthful, and cost-conscious repertoire of meals for any season and any time of day. And since they're written with an eye for speed and flexibility, you can be cooking on a moment's notice--just check the pantry or fridge and away you go. With Bittman's trusted voice leading you, you'll be in and out of your kitchen in 20 minutes or less. Bittman also includes a guide to the foods you'll want on hand to cook the Kitchen Express way as well as suggestions for seasonal menus and lists of recipes for specific uses, like brown-bag lunches or the best dishes for reheating. You may never order takeout again!
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2011.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781416575672
Characteristics: 233 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jun 15, 2018

This book is in my regular rotation for easy 20-30 minutes meals. Measurements are approximate at best, and techniques are rarely spelled out, so this is a cookbook for the intermediate cook. The flavors are almost always on point and the meals do come together quickly. Most recipes serve 4, but not generously.


Dec 08, 2014

Can't go wrong with Bittman. When I'm at my end with eating and cooking I read him and fell inspired again.

katrina314159 Feb 12, 2010

I was a bit disappointed that there were no pictures in this book, but the recipes all had common ingredients, and were things that you could cook up in no time, I'm definitely going to try a lot of these.

Feb 05, 2010

As a working mom, I appreciate that this book has lots of good ideas for getting nutritious meals on the table quickly. I've browsed the whole book and made three recipes (two chicken and one salmon) that were all quite tasty and easy. I love that it is organized by time of year using ingredients that are in season (recipes that have few ingredients require that those ingredients taste good). Note that this is not a good book for new cooks as instructions for cooking techniques are not detailed. Also, the recipes are just paragraphs - no ingredients lists at the beginning like others have.

sit_walk Aug 18, 2009

This is a brilliant little cookbook, full of ideas and inspiration. Short, easy recipes, more like sketches than the blueprint recipes that some books give you. Liberating, fun, and great food!


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