Fast food for any occasion from a quick solo snack, to a speedy lunch with a friend, or a last-minute impromptu supper. Starting with the store cupboard Rose Elliot gives tips on what to have in stock to ensure you always have the basis of a quick meal or snack. Then, each of the six chapters is based around the key main ingredients: bread; eggs, Cheese and Dairy Foods; pasta; pulses, grains and nuts; vegetables; fruit. The "meals in minutes" ideas include quick pizzas, pittas and crostini, filling frittatas and tortillas, spicy lentil burgers, risottos, soups, dozens of pasta dishes, gratins and grills, stir fries and salads and plenty of desserts and puddings. There are also recipes that might take a little longer, but no longer than half an hour.