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Fast Cooking: Really Exciting Recipes in 20 Minutes

“This book is a collection of dishes that are inspired by my travels, Saturday Kitchen and everyday life. We’re all leading busy lives and these simple suppers, light meals and tasty mains are the kind of food I really cook at home” - James
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This book is an indispensable collection of 100 simple, everyday recipes that can be prepared from start to finish including accompaniments, in 20 minutes.

James shows how using good-quality ingredients, smart store-cupboard shortcuts and time-saving ideas can result in quick after-work suppers, as well as simple but stunning dishes for entertaining when you’re short of time.

Divided into chapters on starters, main courses and desserts there are plenty of tasty and simple dishes to choose from such as coriander crab cakes with chilli jam, or hot-and-sour soup with chilli and mushrooms, as well as sushi salmon with hot sizzling sesame oil, or chicken with coriander yoghurt chutney.  Delicious yet speedy puddings include a 5-minute banoffee cheesecake, whoopee cakes and an ice box cake.  Additionally, there are clever tips about how to adapt and vary the dishes to suit your time constraints.

Suitable for any occasion, Fast Cooking will provide you with inspiration for delicious, every day food to put on the table in next to no time.

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