- The Lazy Gourmet
- Magnificent Meals Made Easy
- From Cleis Press
- By: Robin Donovan and Juliana Gallin
- ISBN 978-1-57344-653-2
The Lazy Gourmet is for anyone who dreams of dazzling friends and loved ones with fabulous home-cooked fare, especially cooks short on time, patience, skill or experience. Authors and food bloggers Robin Donovan and Juliana Gallin conquer the misguided belief that preparing an elegant meal requires spending hours—or days—in the kitchen. With the help of an army of volunteer testers, regular people with picky palates and little cooking experience, they have created this collection of more than 125 easy recipes. Elegant, party-worthy dishes like Orange-Spiced Pecans, Basil Leaf and Goat Cheese Wraps, Pistachio-Crusted Leg of Lamb, Seared Sea Scallops with Mint and Pea Puree, and Lazy Chocolate “Mousse” all rely on readily available ingredients, common kitchen appliances and basic techniques. With these deceptively easy recipes and a bevy of useful tips and tricks, The Lazy Gourmet shows that anyone can prepare delightfully simple yet surprisingly delicious and sophisticated dishes that are certain to impress.
This little book is fun. I really like that it starts out with a “Party In Your Pantry” and gives you a list of items that should be staples in your pantry. Most everything for these recipes I have on hand. They are simple, pretty quick, and gave my family a wow factor. They think mom is getting more creative, but we know it’s The lazy Gourmet.