Radically Simple

Radically Simple

Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease

By Rozanne Gold

Rodale Books, Hardcover, 9781605294704, 340pp.

Publication Date: October 2010


Throughout her culinary career, chef Rozanne Gold has given much thought to the notions of simplicity and sophistication in cooking. Now, after years of experimentation, she has come to this conclusion: Simplicity is the art of combining a few essential ingredients with a minimum of effort in order to create food that neither looks or tastes like a shortcut; food that is authentic enough to serve with pride and savor with pleasure.

In "Radically Simple: Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease," Gold demonstrates this art to its fullest, manipulating the interplay of time, technique, and number of ingredients to create bold, sophisticated dishes bursting with global flavors. She offers an entire chapter of elegant 10-minute salads; delectable soups that take less than 5 minutes to prepare and others with such depth of flavor they taste like they've been simmering all day. Her opinionated take on roast chicken yields a peerlessly moist and tender bird without so much as a sprinkling of salt and pepper, while her recipe for pineapple flan transforms sugar, eggs, and bottled juice into a creamy and decadent taste of the tropics. From a 1-minute mustard sauce for her last-minute gravlax to a "Peking" pork shoulder that slow-roasts under a savory blanket of hoisin and scallions, these dishes are truly stunning in their ease of preparation, yet never sacrifice on flavor or presentation. Even Gold's procedures are revolutionary: All are conveyed in 140 words or less.
With hundreds of signature recipes that you will return to time and again, Radically Simple provides both the tools and the inspiration to make memorable meals on a nightly basis and rediscover the satisfaction that comes from time well spent in the kitchen.

About the Author
Rozanne Gold's career was launched at the age of 23 when she became first
chef at Gracie Mansion for New York Mayor Ed Koch. Since then, she has been consulting chef for some of New York's most celebrated restaurants and has written nine acclaimed cookbooks, including "Little Meals: A Great New Way to Eat & Cook" and "Recipes ""1-2-3"": Fabulous Food Using Only 3 Ingredients," Gold, a three-time winner of the James Beard Cookbook Award and winner of the Julia Child/IACP Cookbook Award, appears regularly on national television. She and her husband live in Brooklyn, New York.
Sara Pinto is an award-winning designer and artist. Her first book for Bloomsbury was "The Alphabet Room," a "Child Magazine" Best Book for Children, followed by "Clockwise," She lives with her husband and two young sons in Glasgow, Scotland.

Praise For Radically Simple

"Chosen as one of the most important cookbooks of the past 25 years." --November 2011, Cooking Light Magazine

"Chosen as one of the year’s top cookbooks on Good Morning, America" -- December 22, 2010"Chosen as one of the top cookbooks of 2010 in the New York Times Holiday Book Review" --December 5, 2010, New York Times"Chosen by the New York Times Food Editor as one of the year’s best."--December 8, 2010, New York Times"Chosen by People Magazine as one of the top cookbooks of the year."--November 29, 2010, People Magazine"Favorite 2010 Cookbook #1: Food & Wine Magazine"--November 6, 2010"Gold’s global palate and talent for distilling a dish’s essentials put her in a Minimal(ist) league of her own--Christine Muhlke, New York Times, December 5, 2010"Rozanne Gold is the personal trainer of food writers. She wrings stylish, streamlined, fabulous results with inspired combinations."--Julia Moskin, New York Times, December 8, 2010"You have to hand it to Rozanne Gold, who has produced another winner of apractical cookbook in her new "Radically Simple!"--Bonnie Benwick, The Washington Post 10/3/10"Favorite 2010 Cookbook #1: Radically Simple by Rozanne Gold. This is thebook I’ll be pulling off the shelf the next time I’m stuck in a cooking rut."--Kristin Donnelley, Food & Wine magazine, 10/6/10"Gold is spreading the gospel that eating well doesn’t have to be complex and exhausting. Her latest title is filled with intoxicating recipes that manage to looktruly easy and simple to make."--Katherine Miller, The Oregonian, 10/9/10