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Flavoursome, healthy food, but not necessarily fast food,
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This review is from: Flash Cooking: Fit Fast Flavours for Busy People (Hardcover)
The title of Laura Santtini's second book, like her first Easy Tasty Italian which was Tasty but neither Easy nor really Italian for the large part, is a bit of a misnomer. It may be Flash in terms of stylishness, but unlike the blurb, it's not necessarily food prepared in a Flash. Fortunately Ms Santtini seems to have taken note of the criticism of the excruciatingly irritating style of that first work, and this book concentrates rather more on the food rather than presentational self-indulgence.
The theme continues very much where that first book left off, revolving around the use of flavours provided by various pastes, sauces, rubs, glazes, dressings & seasonings, which Santtini refers to as "flavour bombs". The joint theme is healthy eating - by the use of the flavourings, relatively non-descript tasting but healthy food can be enlivened. In a sense it's very much like meat & two veg jazzed up (many of the dishes are portion-controlled meat or some other "centrepiece", to which to add bulk with green leafy veg or salad of your choice), but that does the book a bit of a disservice, for Santtini has a real understanding and affinity with flavours.
I've tried two dishes so far in the few days I've had this - "tea steamed sea bass with vanilla star anise olive oil", and "duck breast with black magic elixir" - both winners. Looking forward to cooking more of the recipes, and looking forward to future books by Ms Santtini too.