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High Flavor, Low Labor: Reinventing Weeknight Cooking

High Flavor, Low Labor: Reinventing Weeknight Cooking: member book reviews

(3 reviews)
7th August 2011

sturlington from Hillsborough, NC

In general, I like this book. The recipes are interesting and fun, and they are certainly flavorful. However, I find that many of the recipes are just "too much" -- too many ingredients, too much fat, more than I'd like to cook for a weeknight dinner, which I prefer to keep light. I'll keep this cookbook around for weekend blowout eating but probably won't turn to it for everyday cooking.

(edited 26th March 2012) report

21st November 2010

Queezle_Sister from Salt Lake City, UT

This book has a really good goal - rapid and flavorful meals (dinners). The book succeeds, and is interesting, because the author has been really transparent about his approach. Flavor is pumped up by the liberal addition of a few key ingredients, for example balsamic vinegar and prosciutto. I have tested recipes from most sections of this book, and in general they are very good.

My only gripe is that maintaining nutrient dense and low fat (or low calorie) food is not a goal here. When fat is no limit, its not so challenging to be delicious. Nevertheless, there are some low fat, and many moderate fat, meals that are off-the-scale delicious.

(edited 16th February 2011) report

15th November 2010

sewit12 from Edmionton, AB

I have now made 11 recipes in this book..enough, I think, to add my two cents worth.
Every recipe I have tried has been very good. They have all been easy, really easy. And accurate, which you can't always say about cookbooks.
Flavour is intense in most of the recipes...ingredients are commonly found, recipes are quick to make and quick to cook. Calories and fat are reasonable.
My only "beef" with this book is the lack of nutrient information. In fact, I rarely buy a book without the nutrient information accompanying each recipe, but my curiosity was piqued by this challenge...and I'm glad it was!
All in all, a good buy!!


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