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Sara Foster’s Casual Cooking focuses on home cooking by providing not only recipes but also lots of ideas for day-to-day cooking, so that you can put together a great meal even when you’re tired or haven’t been shopping. Most recipes include lots of ideas for variations as well as tips for putting together full menus. My favorite chapters were “Party Platters” for its snack as well as party ideas; “Sandwiches, Wraps and Rolls,” which is replete with great ideas; and “Anytime Eggs,” because I love eggs anytime. ( )
  sturlington | Mar 12, 2012 |
This cookbook provides new examples of Sara Foster's trademark easy southern-inspired dishes, beautifully photographed by Quentin Bacon. It does, however, differ from her first cookbooks because a great many of these recipes call for ingredients not included in a basic household pantry. To prepare a delicious-sounding salad is dependent on having thai green curry, and her beautiful crudite platter requires a trip to get treviso radicchio and belgian endive from a deli or specialty store with recipe in hand.

The positives with this volume is her inclusion of a list of ten pantry essentials and other larder staples that correlate to specific ethnic taste preferences, and should not be ignored if you plan to cook try out more than one of her basic recipes.

For the cook with a sophisticated palate that strives to be relaxed, simple, and quick---this is your cookbook. Her recipes will inspire you to say, "I can do that!" ( )
  greytone | Jan 11, 2009 |
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Long gone are the days when only “a meat and two veg” qualified as a real meal; today, says Sara Foster, “salads are meals, sandwiches and quesadillas qualify as respectable grown-up dinners (or breakfasts or lunches, for that matter), and eggs can be eaten any time of day.” In this new cookbook, Sara acts as a mentor to the rest of us, sharing her passion for practical, comfortable cooking at home with more than 100 recipes for everyday meals.

As the owner of two of the mid-Atlantic’s busiest gourmet markets, Sara shares her professional knowledge about ingredients and techniques, incorporating the changing trends in cooking, health, and entertaining. Formal is out; instead we want relaxed, versatile recipes that are full of flavor but don’t require precision cooking or fussy techniques. We want to approach cooking with a sense of comfort and ease, and Sara Foster’s Casual Cooking teaches us how: it is relaxed yet refined homey yet sophisticated, showcasing the kind of meals we all want to eat—and will actually cook, day in, day out.

In Sara Foster’s Casual Cooking, Sara will help you navigate both the kitchen and the market with greater ease, resulting in satisfying meals that won’t take all day to make. The recipes include the most popular dishes at Foster’s Market and her own personal favorites, and all feature the updated Southern flair that has made her one of the South’s best-known cooks.

From easy party platters to assemble for impromptu guests to ingenious ways of turning a bag of spinach, a package of sausages, or a ball of pizza dough into a fresh and fabulous dinner, here finally is a cookbook that reflects the way we really eat today.

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Features more than one hundred recipes for a variety of favorite foods, along with flavorful variations, all made from items that can be kept on hand in the refrigerator, pantry, or freezer, accompanied by time-saving tips.

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