Time to Eat: Delicious Meals for Busy Lives

Clarkson Potter. Nov. 2020. 256p. ISBN 9780593233535. $29.99. COOKING
A companion to the 2019 BBC series of the same name (now available on Netflix), the latest book from The Great British Bake Off star Hussain promises “delicious meals for busy lives.” Broken into sections covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and basics, Time to Eat features more than 100 recipes to help cooks prep and save time by always having a little extra left over. In addition to the recipes, Hussain includes a chapter explaining how to use the book to become a “time-smart cook,” along with strategies to maximize freezer space for storage. A “basics” section provides extra guidance for those who prefer homemade to store-bought (think spices, curry paste, butter), and Hussain’s concept of active vs. recipe time gives home cooks a real sense of how long it takes to complete a given dish. An ingredient-based index makes it easy to find recipes based on what one has on hand.
VERDICT Great for home cooks who want to reduce waste and streamline effort. Plenty of family and budget-friendly options, British classics, and recipes that work for meal prep.
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