The Little Book of Lunch: 100 Recipes & Ideas to Reclaim the Lunch Hour by Caroline CraigThe Little Book of Lunch: 100 Recipes & Ideas to Reclaim the Lunch Hour by Caroline Craig

The Little Book of Lunch: 100 Recipes & Ideas to Reclaim the Lunch Hour

byCaroline Craig, Sophie MissingPhotographed byDavid Loftus

Paper over Board | May 5, 2015

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The beautiful, internationally acclaimed guide to turning your midday meal into a masterpiece—featuring 100 easy, inexpensive, delicious recipes designed to be made ahead of time with just a few ingredients.

There’s something depressing about “running out” to “grab lunch.” Sandwiches, soups, salads, sushi: the choices are overwhelming. But when’s the last time you really enjoyed eating lunch while hunched over your keyboard?

That’s why Caroline Craig and Sophie Missing have reclaimed the noon hour for all those who love a tasty bite. Dining “al desko” doesn’t have to mean another weary forkful of a sad salad. Instead, lunch can be one of life’s great simple pleasures—especially when it’s made at home in just a few minutes, from ingredients you have on hand.

Craig and Missing know firsthand the challenges of busy schedules, tiny salaries, and no spare time. They share their hard-won wisdom in 100 recipes littered with time-saving techniques and tips to make each meal special—plus weekly menus and Sunday shopping lists to make it all that much easier.

The Little Book of Lunch features clever approaches to classics, making them easy for transportation; delicious at room temperature; and quickly assembled for when you barely have five minutes, or for when the cupboards are bare. It includes:

• Wholesome, healthy salads like tabouleh and the miracle “rainbow rescue” bowl

• Make-ahead meals like grilled halloumi, vegetable and avocado couscous

• Inspired twists on tuna salad and the BLT from the Sandwich Hall of Fame

• Quick soups like “faux pho” and spicy lentil and coconut

• Sweet treats to bribe colleagues, like salted caramel brownies
Caroline Craig grew up in London but comes from a family of fruit farmers and wine producers. A childhood spent gobbling home-grown black truffles, tomatoes and peaches left her with little choice but to shape her life around food and entertaining. Caroline writes a column for The Guardian with co-author Sophie Missing, and works at th...
Title:The Little Book of Lunch: 100 Recipes & Ideas to Reclaim the Lunch HourFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:208 pages, 8.94 × 6.25 × 1 inPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:Regan Arts.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1941393225

ISBN - 13:9781941393222

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfying This is a good book for those who work in a desk enviroment, not so much for the 'parents needing ideas for the kids' lunches'; they'll find good ideas but the recipes are geared more towards an adults' taste. I will note (they do also in the book) that this is a book full of main courses, and not sides, so bear that in mind if that is important for you. Little Lunches does begin with a great section on things like food storage, containers, and what to keep in your desk to consistantly have a good lunch (ie. salt & pepper, wet wipes, siriacha, etc.) The chapters like "Wholesome & Healthy", "Cooking the Night Before", "When you are Chained to your Desk" all give wonderful options and each recipe at the MOST will make 3 servings, but the majority is for making one serving; genuinely a wonderful idea I am 1000% behind as most people are making a lunch for one on a daily basis. I'd reccomend Little Book of Lunches but I always say, flip through the book first to see if the recipes are ones you will want to make before buying it.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Amazing cook book with lots of great pics!
Date published: 2016-12-22

Editorial Reviews

"This book is perfect. Not only that, it is beautifully presented, fun, delightful, and full to capacity of ways to make a packed lunch memorable.”