People are hungry for ways to simplify their cooking--without sacrificing quality or taste. Now you can satisfy that hunger withThe Minimalist Cooks at Home. Mark Bittman, author of theNew York Timescolumn "The Minimalist," brings one hundred of his innovative recipes (many never published before) right into your kitchen. ButThe Minimalist Cooks at Homeis so much more than recipes. It features Mark's personal quick-cooking lessons, shortcuts, and ideas for variations, substitutions, and spin-offs. Mark doesn't believe in arduous techniques, long lists of ingredients, and even longer hours in the kitchen. Instead, with a few choice ingredients and a few easy steps, dishes such as Paella, Fast and Easy; Ziti with Butter, Sage, and Parmesan; Spicy Chicken with Lemon-grass and Lime; and 15-Minute Fruit Gratin can be on your table in no time. And by encouraging versatility,The Minimalist Cooks at Homeallows cooks of all skill levels to create a tailored repertoire of sophisticated dinners. This is modern cooking at its best--flexible, fast, and fabulous.