British teen Sam Stern raised quite a ruckus with his first cookbook "Cooking Up A Storm". Now he gives us a collection of recipes from snacks to complete meals you can make in under a half hour using basic ingredients. The book has five sections, based on the preparation time - 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes, and 30 minutes. As you'd expect, the five and dime sections are pretty simple affairs - lots of toast, salads, and sandwiches. But once you get to the 15 minute meals, things start to get much more interesting with elaborate stir-fry's and wraps.
Sam writes like he's trying to be the next Jamie Oliver, and I could do without all of the pictures of Sam and his friends. But there's no denying that there's lots of great ideas in this slim, but satisfying cookbook.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our February, 2008 issue.
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