This second cookbook from Leon contains hundreds of recipes for bold-flavoured dishes that can be prepared quickly at home.
Leon Naturally Fast Food is a book of two halves.
The first half is Fast Food, which contains recipes for every occasion that take a maximum of 20 minutes to prepare: from a work day breakfast and children's meals to simple suppers and party food.
The second half is Slow Fast Food, which contains things that can be made in advance when you have time, to enjoy when you don't have time.
With more than 200 recipes there is plenty in both halves for the experienced cook as well as the culinary adventurer in search of inspiration.
About the Author
Leon was founded on the twin principles that food can both taste good and do you good.
When Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent and Allegra McEvedy opened their first restaurant, on London's Carnaby Street in July 2004, their aim was to change the face of fast food. Six months after opening, Leon was named the Best New Restaurant in Great Britain at the Observer Food Monthly Awards (by a judging panel that included Rick Stein, Gordon Ramsay, Nigel Slater, Heston Blumenthal, Ruth Rogers and Jay Rayner). There are now thirteen restaurants in the Leon chain, serving over 70,000 people a week.
Jane Baxter is co-author of The Riverford Farm Cook Book, which won Best First Book and Work on British Food at the Guild of Food Writers' awards. Jane worked at the Carved Angel in Dartmouth and the River Cafe before becoming the Head Chef at the Field Kitchen, the restaurant for Riverford Organic Vegetables. She now spends her time catering, consulting on local food matters in Devon and hosting food events in unusual locations.
Henry Dimbleby also co-authored Leon: Naturally Fast Food and Leon: Baking & Puddings. He and John Vincent are currently advising the UK government with their School Food Plan.
INTRODUCTION Love your larder Love your fridge / freezer What to grow FAST FOOD Fast food tips Rapid breakfasts Quick suppers and lunches Summer speed Working lunch Hattie & Apple's guide to cooking with kids Teatime & Elevenses Puddings Party food SLOW FAST FOOD Slow cooks & stews Pot roasts Boil/bake in the bag Fridge raiders Preserved flavours BONUS FEATURES Cocktails Behind the scenes Nutrition & sustainability Indexes