Fast Food My Way by Jacques Pepin - "Cooks in a hurry, take heart! In Fast Food My Way, Jacques Pepin (the man who taught cooking to millions of Americans) shares the techniques he honed in the most famous kitchens of the world to show you how to create simple, special meals in minutes. In this companion volume to his new series on public television, Jacques shows you how to create nutritional and great-tasting dishes ranging from stunning salads such as Tomato and Mozzarella Fans to Supreme of Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar and Shallot Sauce to his breathtaking Almond Cake with Berries, all special enough for company, yet easy enough for those weekday evenings when you have no time. Fast food Jacques'' way involves no compromises in taste but saves you hours in the kitchen. His Instant Beef Tenderloin Stew, for instance, not only is far faster to make than traditional versions, but tastes brighter and fresher. With concise, clear directions, Jacques shares the secrets of his kitchen. He teaches you how to season a salmon fillet perfectly and cook it in the slow oven, right on the serving platter. You''ll learn how to make a satisfying homemade vegetable soup in seconds, a baked potato in half the usual time, and a succulent roast that takes minutes, not hours, to prepare. He also shows you how to create elegant meals from convenience foods for a healthy diet: a bean dip that will keep your guests coming back for more, silky soups, and caramelized peaches (made from canned peaches). With no tricks, no gimmicks, and no compromises in flavor or appearance, just honest techniques & recipes and the lessons of a lifetime of experience, Fast Food My Way proves that the best food is the simplest."