Flash is the everyday cooking of the future. Using Laura Santtini's clever and easily prepared 'flavour bombs', fast flavourings literally flash in the pan. The difference between her dishes and other fast food, however, is that they are designed to promote wellbeing and keep you trim and fit. She makes the ordinary extraordinary by showing readers how to transform familiar basic everyday ingredients - fish fillets and steaks, chicken breasts, etc. - into a wide range of exciting and nutritious meals that draw on many popular cuisines from the four corners of the world to keep the taste buds tingling. Readers will be able to ring the changes on favourite foods from salmon fillets glazed with maple syrup and ginger to pork cutlets with sage and anchovy butter and cauliflower steaks with harissa and feta cheese. There are dishes for all occasions, even energizing breakfasts and all-day snacks. Fast, healthy, simple and flavour-packed, Laura's recipes sparkle with magic. This book will inspire readers to embrace new flavours and will become the essential guide for everyone looking for fabulous fast food for a fit life.
Fashion forward gastropreneur and food writer Laura Santtini burst onto the UK food scene in September 2009 and instantly set culinary tongues wagging with her debut book Easy Tasty Italian and range of scratch food preparations, Easy Tasty Magic. At the same time the price of gold reached an all time high and her edible gold products made front-page news across the world. Swiftly following her similarly successful Credit Crunch chocolate this further solidified her reputation as a pioneering food-trend expert.
Having candidly gigged the urban groceries of the world Laura has seen her breakthrough Taste #5 Umami Paste settle upon supermarket shelves throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia. Grabbing the attention of editors along the way Laura has shown an alternative and vibrant approach to cooking, eating and doing business.
Despite possessing a healthy obsession with flavour, Laura's achievements have not been confined to the food world however. This edgy poet of the palate has similarly captured the attention of fashion titles including Instyle US, Elle Italia and WWD amongst others who have profiled her work.
Flash Cooking, to be published in October, follows on from Laura's successful first book, Easy Tasty Italian, which won the Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book at the 2010 Guild of Food Writers Awards. As we have come to expect from the world's first gastrotherapist, Flash Cooking is not only trend-setting but also thought-provoking. She christens an exciting new cooking genre and delivers a do-able, bite-sized philosophy for living a healthful 80/20 life via a collection of emotionally nutritious tips and recipes. Simply
put, Flash Cooking is where flavour meets wellbeing.