The Quick Cook is a boon to aspiring cooks who want to produce a good meal in a relatively short time. The thirty menus are explored with step-by-step instructions how to overlap cooking dishes so that each menu is finished within the hour. There are valuable hints and tips on preparation which cuts out the drudgery in the kitchen. The main menus apart, there are sumptious breakfast and dessert recipes and none of them are too complicated to follow. The Quick Cook is a wonderful mix of recipes from different regions and a delightful compilation of the old and the new.
Sabita Radhakrishna is a freelance writer and broadcaster and has been associated for over twenty years with Doordarshan and A.I.R. as a script writer and programme host. Her first book, Aharam, on the traditional cuisine of Tamil Nadu, won the Gourmand World Award for the Best Indian Cookbook for 2002. She also published The Quick Cook: 60 Minute Menus in 2006