Cuisine Rapide

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Times Books, 1989 - Cooking - 372 pages
Now available in paperback for the first time, Cuisine Rapide is the respected "60-Minute Gourmet" columnist's breakthrough volume on making good food fast. Working with Bryan Miller, Pierre Franey devised more than 250 brilliant recipes combining the best of French country cooking with contemporary flavors and favorite American ingredients for marvelous meals that are easy to prepare, elegant, and healthful. All of the dishes in this superb cookbook -- from hot appetizers to cold souffles -- can be made in less than an hour. Provencal Seafood Stew, Peppered Salmon with Onion Compote, Duck Braised in Red Wine and Thyme, Pork Chops Basque Style, Corn and Pepper Fritters, Ziti with Prosciutto and Tomato Sauce, and Bittersweet Chocolate and Cherry Souffle are just a few examples of Franey's stylish and flavorful fare. With clear instructions, helpful sidebars, and sixty-five line drawings illustrating special cooking techniques such as boning a leg of lamb and trimming an artichoke, this groundbreaking book continues to set the standard for fast and delicious cooking. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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About the author (1989)

Pierre Franey learned the basics of cooking from his French mother and grandmother, and at fourteen was sent to Paris to become a chef. He published more than a dozen cookbooks in his distinguished career, including several collaborations with Craig Claiborne. In 1975 he created the hugely popular "60-Minute Gourmet" column, which soon led to the bestsellers The New York Times 60-Minute Gourmet and The New York Times More 60-Minute Gourmet. Pierre Franey died in 1996, leaving us an enduring legacy of fine food and good taste.

Michael Romano is the executive chef of New York City's renowned Union Square Cafe and coauthor of the award-winning Union Square Cafe Cookbook.

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