Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express

Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express

404 Inspired Seasonal Dishes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Shares more than 100 fast-preparation recipes for each of the four seasons, in a volume by the popular New York Times "Minimalist" columnist that includes an array of seafood, vegetarian, and dessert options consisting of ingredients that can be readily obtained from locally produced sources.

& Taylor

Presents over four hundred recipes that require short preparation times, organized by the season in which the meal's ingredients are fresh and enjoyed best.

Simon and Schuster
101 super-quick and ultra-easy recipes for each of the four seasons—totaling a whopping 404 recipes—from award-winning cookbook author and popular New York Times columnist Mark Bittman.

• A celebrated author with a huge following: The author of the perennial bestseller How to Cook Everything, mark Bittman is known across the country as “The minimalist.” His more than two million readers eagerly follow his weekly recipes and accompanying instructional online videos from The New York Times. His popular thirteen-part PBS series was named the Best National Cooking Series of 2005 by the prestigious James Beard Foundation.

• An easy, breezy read for busy cooks: 404 Express gives readers 101 quick recipes for each season, all of which can be prepared in ten minutes or less. For people who like to eat well without the fuss, mark Bittman offers his trademark pared-down elegance and contemporary style. Like his New York Times column, each recipe is presented with just a sentence or two and requires but a few ingredients. From seafood to pasta dishes, vegetarian specialties and desserts, Bittman covers every flavor for every season.

• Capitalizes on the “seasonal” food craze: With concerns about the environment, today more than ever, Americans are keen on cooking and eating seasonally. Each of the 404 recipes in this book make it easy for readers to choose meals made from fresh foods produced on local farms.


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Jun 15, 2018

This book is in my regular rotation for easy 20-30 minutes meals. Measurements are approximate at best, and techniques are rarely spelled out, so this is a cookbook for the intermediate cook. The flavors are almost always on point and the meals do come together quickly. Most recipes serve 4, but not generously.


Dec 08, 2014

Can't go wrong with Bittman. When I'm at my end with eating and cooking I read him and fell inspired again.

katrina314159 Feb 12, 2010

I was a bit disappointed that there were no pictures in this book, but the recipes all had common ingredients, and were things that you could cook up in no time, I'm definitely going to try a lot of these.

Feb 05, 2010

As a working mom, I appreciate that this book has lots of good ideas for getting nutritious meals on the table quickly. I've browsed the whole book and made three recipes (two chicken and one salmon) that were all quite tasty and easy. I love that it is organized by time of year using ingredients that are in season (recipes that have few ingredients require that those ingredients taste good). Note that this is not a good book for new cooks as instructions for cooking techniques are not detailed. Also, the recipes are just paragraphs - no ingredients lists at the beginning like others have.

sit_walk Aug 18, 2009

This is a brilliant little cookbook, full of ideas and inspiration. Short, easy recipes, more like sketches than the blueprint recipes that some books give you. Liberating, fun, and great food!


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