Rate this book

The Bon Appetit Cookbook: Fast Easy Fresh (2008)

by Barbara Fairchild(Favorite Author)
3.97 of 5 Votes: 4
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
review 1: Update: I've now had this book for two years. It's June 2012. I set it aside for over a year while struggling with finicky eaters. We still have the same eaters.....but this month I opened it again and tried some more recipes. I was not disappointed. It was so worth it to make a child's meal on the side, so that Perry and I could enjoy the meals. I tried the black-bottom peanut butter mousse pie for Father's Day, as well as the Chicken Cheddar Quesadillas with Tomato Corn Salsa. I actually dreamed about the pie, it was so good. I also ate a little more than I should...considering it was Perry's pie technically. I could not restrain myself. The best way to describe these recipes is that they are fast enough for any day of the week, yet still very special and unique. Both of... more the above meals were really something different and special, but they were easy to pull off in not much time. (Original review) I'm still in the middle of this book. But since this book has made me smile every hour of the day I'm writing a pre-review here. Usually I have a one-night stand with a cookbook before taking it back to the library. This one is entirely useful to me. It contains 1,100 recipes, and although the first 62 pages are ignorable, at least for me and my tastes, the rest of it is proving to be outstanding. The layout of the book is easy. The tips are actually helpful, and the recipes contain ingredients that I actually do use and that our family likes. They are quick to make but don't taste or look like hamburger helper. New twists on old things make some recipes extra special. New flavors put together also help a lot. In just one week, every single recipe I've tried, I've liked. Lemon-buttermilk ice pops for my children (took care of a bunch of leftovers in my fridge for me), spicy peanut chicken for me and Perry, cheese ravioli with old-fashioned meat sauce, and the Best Ever BLTs. Yum. ---
review 2: i'm buying this. i've made five or six recipes from it, and we liked them all -- with the exception of a pork tenderloin dish that alex thought was too weird, what with all the cinnamon & cloves. this is a very useful cookbook, with unusual but not-too-out-there recipes, using mostly ingredients i regularly buy, in combinations i wouldn't usually think of. however: while the pasta salad with shrimp, roasted peppers & fennel was delicious, it was neither fast nor easy. (unless, of course, your pasta and shrimp are already cooked and your fennel is already cut.) just saying. less
Reviews (see all)
From what I have seen so far, this is a great cookbook, one I will add to my to-buy list...
Very good cookbook - so far I've made about 11 recipes -all good!
I like the layout and have found a dozen recipes to try.
Write review
Review will shown on site after approval.
(Review will shown on site after approval)