Jacques Pepin's book, "Fast Food My Way" details Pepin's expert techniques for making simple, delicious meals more quickly than traditional recipes. Pepin, a French chef who has cooked in many famous kitchens, lists recipes and efficient cooking methods in his book.
Pepin provides more than 100 recipes for flavorful, easy and everyday meals. He provides ways of skipping steps when preparing traditionally-difficult recipes. The recipes and techniques outline meals that maintain the traditional taste. The meal preparation methods are straightforward, easy-to-follow and quick. In addition, the recipes are a mixture of Pepin's French background and American ease.
Pepin's book is a companion to his television series of the same name. The recipes in Pepin's book include chicken with balsamic vinegar and shallot sauce, stuffed scallops on mushroom rice, vegetable soup, and beef tenderloin stew. In addition to the recipes, Pepin teaches general cooking and preparation tips to speed up cooking times while maintaining the traditional taste. The recipes and techniques make preparing great meals easy and practical when making a rushed supper as well as a fancy dinner party. Pepin also teaches techniques for creating more elegant meals from packaged foods and preparing great meals from a few ingredients.