Time to Eat: Delicious Meals for Busy Lives

Nadiya Hussain. Clarkson Potter, $29.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-59323-353-5
Great British Bake Off champion Hussain (Nadiya Bakes) makes a strong showing with 100 recipes intended to teach home cooks how to be a “time-smart cook without even really realizing it.” Dishes are modern mash-ups of recipes drawing on Hussain’s South Asian heritage, vibrant global flavors, and classic British fare. Time-saving tricks (like prepping breakfast pastry dough the night before using it) appear throughout, and Hussain is a proponent of quashing mealtime doldrums (“I don’t see why we can’t have French toast for lunch”). For breakfast there’s an impressive olive and rosemary crown bread and spice-infused masala porridge. Lunch features lentil and orange soup and pizza parathas. Tarts and pastry-based dishes such as beef pasties or a puff-pastry wrapped meatloaf roll (“like meatloaf meets Wellington meets sausage roll”) are abundant. The dinner chapter showcases rosemary and rhubarb glazed butterflied leg of lamb, while dessert options include twists on s’mores, handmade pies, and tarte tatin. Hussain also has ample advice on batch cooking and proper freezing techniques, such as always being sure to let food cool completely before freezing so as not to melt items already in the freezer. This cornucopia of delights is sure to please. (Nov.)
Reviewed on : 11/10/2020
Release date: 11/10/2020
Genre: Lifestyle
Hardcover - 256 pages - 978-0-241-39659-9
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