Author(s): Henry Dimbleby
"Leon 2: Naturally Fast Food" is again a book of two halves. The first half is 'Fast Food', which contains recipes for every occasion that take a maximum of 20 minutes to prepare: from a work day breakfast and children's meals to simple suppers and party food. The second half is 'Slow Fast Food' which contains things that can be made in advance when you have time, to enjoy when you don't have time. There is plenty in both halves for both the experienced cook and the culinary adventurer in search of inspiration.
Leon was voted 'Best New Restaurant' by judges Rick Stein, Gordon Ramsay, Nigel Slater, Heston Blumenthal and Jay Rayner in the 2005 Observer food awards. There are now 9 Leon restaurants in London and the South East. "Leon is the future", The Times; "There's finally a place where you can have your cake and eat it", The Independent. Leon's first book, Leon: Ingredients & Recipes was a bestseller, with over 20,000 copies sold in the UK to date.
Leon was founded on the twin principles that food can both Taste Good and Do You Good. When Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent and Allegra McEvedy opened their first restaurant, on London's Carnaby Street in July 2004, their aim was to change the face of fast food. Six months after opening, Leon was named the Best New Restaurant in Great Britain at the Observer Food Monthly Awards (by a judging panel that included Rick Stein, Gordon Ramsay, Nigel Slater, Heston Blumenthal, Ruth Rogers and Jay Rayner). There are now nine restaurants serving over 50,000 people a week.
INTRODUCTION Love your larder Love your fridge / freezer What to grow FAST FOOD Fast food tips Rapid breakfasts Quick suppers and lunches Summer speed Working lunch Hattie & Apple's guide to cooking with kids Teatime & Elevenses Puddings Party food SLOW FAST FOOD Slow cooks & stews Pot roasts Boil/bake in the bag Fridge raiders Preserved flavours BONUS FEATURES Cocktails Behind the scenes Nutrition & sustainability Indexes