Though the book is about soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks and sweets - they can be combined expertly to make a complete meal. From the wholesome pasta to the feathery light salad, from the common tomato soup to the more upmarket Broccoli soup and the unassuming halwa to the exotic soufflé – a variety that would perk up every interested palate from within and out of India.
The book carries such fascinating recipes like Saffron and Seafood Soup and Mushroom Cappuccino among soups; Grilled Chicken and Olive salad and Penne in Thousand Island among salads; Focaccia with Chicken and Mozzarella and Bruschetta among sandwiches; snacks like Chicken Cutlet A L’Indienne and Crunchy Coriander Pomfret; desserts like Hot Chocolate Nut Sundae and Almond and Cognac Cake. One mostly reads about such dishes in the fancy restaurant menu cards but now through this book their secret is well within your reach.
The title of the book should not be misunderstood – it is not an attempt to advocate that these recipes can be enjoyed at any time of the day. The idea behind the name is that whatever be the occasion for which you need some special preparations, you can just browse through the pages of this book and enjoy the results of cooking the recipes given therein.
There is something for everybody – from nutritious soups and salads to sandwiches, snacks and sweet something. What’s more, they can be combined expertly to make a complete meal. The pages within the two covers are packed with a variety that can only lead to a most enjoyable repast. So enjoy it!