Prep And Rally: An Hour of Prep, a Week of Delicious Meals

Harvest. Sept. 2022. 320p. ISBN 9780358645566. $30. COOKING
Klein’s book is recommended for anyone confronting the start of the week and wondering what to cook for dinner. Klein shares solutions she developed when, as a private chef, she struggled to prepare meals for her family after cooking for others. While readers may have seen similar works, Klein’s plan is different, since her modest one-hour prep session results in a week of meals. Add to that an hour working through the included grocery lists, and Sunday prep suddenly seems very doable. Amazingly, recipes aren’t just reworks of leftovers but are stand-alone dinners that come together in minutes. Klein’s “hot tips” are sprinkled throughout her prep instructions, which also include cooking techniques and adaptions for picky eaters. Her narrative is encouraging and streamlined—she even includes shortcuts for her shortcuts, which is music to a busy cook’s ears.
VERDICT Look for this to become a perennial favorite for any cook looking to simplify meal planning and prep with delish results.
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