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Jacques Pépin More Fast Food My Way Hardcover – August 12, 2008

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This follow-up to Fast Food My Way (the companion volume to Pépin's long-running PBS series of the same name) offers dozens of new recipes that are easy to prepare but elegant enough for company. The first chapter, "Minute Recipes," is devoted to quick appetizers and hors d'oeuvres that often can be made from pantry staples (Pépin thinks of the supermarket as his prep cook). The recipes in the other chapters range from Bay Scallops in Mignonnette Sauce, a sort of French seviche, to Risotto with Broccoli Stems to old-fashioned Peach Melba. For most collections.
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"Fans of his last book, as well as any cooks looking for ideas on faster, but still appealing dishes, will find much to enjoy." (Publishers Weekly ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (August 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618142339
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618142330
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jacques Pepin is the author of twenty-one cookbooks, including the best-selling The Apprentice and the award-winning Jacques Pepin Celebrates and Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home (with Julia Child). He has appeared regularly on PBS programs for more than a decade, hosting over three hundred cooking shows. A contributing editor for Food & Wine, he is the dean of special programs at the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Before coming to the United States, he served as personal chef to three French heads of state.

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I can't argue with cookbook publishers' recent trend of "healthy fast food" books. Most of us have limited time to fuss in the kitchen, particularly on a weeknight when there's something else to do. Happily, one participant in this batch of books is Jacques Pepin, who's been a professional chef and teacher for as long as I've been alive. (That would probably make him feel old. Sorry.)

"More Fast Food My Way" accompanies a PBS series of the same name, which as it implies is the second such series. The book has chapters on soups; eggs; salads; fish and shellfish; poultry and meat; vegetables; potatoes, rice, pasta, pizza and bread; and desserts. Most of the hundred-or-so recipes have photos (which I know matters to some people).

After watching one or two of the PBS episodes and saying, "Yum! That looks delicious!" I grabbed the book from my local library. And I soon discovered an oddity in this collection: The recipes aren't incredibly appealing until you see Jacques make them.

For example, his "roasted split chicken with mustard crust" seemed just slightly weird when I read the recipe. The chicken is coated with a paste of garlic, Dijon mustard, white wine, soy sauce, olive oil, Tabasco, salt, and herbes de Provence -- not a combination that elicits a "Wow, I have to try that!" response. But after watching Pepin make it on TV, I reached for my grocery list and scribbled in the ingredients (which didn't take much -- you probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry, just as I do). The results were, to summarize, wonderful. And ready in an hour, during which I made his fricassee of Brussels sprouts and bacon.
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...it won me over, and without much of a fight. I was basically put off by 'fast food' and 'my way.' I don`t want fast food I want delicious food. And 'my way' sounds like the guy is full of himself.

But the Washington Post printed a few recipes. They made sense. I tried one and it was good. It was fast, simple, and delicious. I tried another, and so was it. I went to Borders and poked around the book and there were some clever, simple, and imaginative combinations of ingredients.

I bought it from Amazon and have cooked about 10 recipes and they have all been winners. I've made a few of them twice, but I'm always tempted to try something new. My family thinks I'm a better cook, and I've gotten the kids to eat foods they didn't think they would like -- kale, brocollini, green peas, anchovies.

I've also watched some of the TV shows which the book is based on, and while the shows aren't necessary to cook the recipes, they do provide additional perspectives and insights. They also present Jacques Pepin, and now I can see why the 'my way' isn't pompous (or Pompidou) but is useful information. Having read the book and seen the man, I'm ready for more cooking his way.
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One typically encounters a diminution of quality in "follow-up" cookbooks, but that's not at all true in this instance. I'm convinced at this point that Jacques Pépin could cook an appetizing groundhog if he set his mind to do so.

Perhaps the most important facet of this cookbook is that it's a companion volume to Jacques' terrific PBS Cooking Show. The DVDs are available too: Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way. While the video is both fascinating and entertaining, it's really not essential to carrying out the details of these superb recipes. The directions in the cookbook are plenty clear.

While this work is not really a foundational or general cookbook, the dishes herein will help you pull off supper when you're stumped. The book is also invaluable for those who entertain as there are some really magnificent appetizers and desserts in here.

In summary, I highly recommend this one, as I do Jacques' earlier companion volume: Fast Food My Way.
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Jacques Pepin is BY FAR one of the best chefs ever. This book has so many amazing recipes that he has skillfully made simple, but delicious. He makes the dishes from this book on a tv show with the same name (on public television). I am probably going to get the dvds from the series as well because watching him cook is wonderful. When he cooks, I feel like I am sitting outside on a patio in a big house in France eating his food. It's basic, but elegant. Everything I have made so far only takes minutes to prepare and doesn't use a million ingredients that are hard to find. One of my favorites is salmon burgers/patties made with fresh salmon (not canned). You throw the salmon into the food processor, add some mushrooms, scallions, bread, salt, pepper, etc. and you mix it up and form the burgers and you are ready to cook them. So simple and delicious. There is a recipe for a stovetop flat bread that takes two minutes to make and is very good. Every recipe is like this. He is brilliant and this book is a must have. Get the dvds too because if you have never watched him cook, you need to. He has so much experience with food and he isn't pretentious about it...he cooks homey food that is very accessible and practical. The book also has some great urls in the back, as well as menu planners that organize the recipes into whole meals. There are also some really quick and useful appetizer ideas - great for when you have people over.
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