my wife really likes her original "30 minute meals" cookbooks, so i'm probably gonna pick this one up for her for christmas.
as far as her show goes, 30 minutes is a little short on reality. yes, you can do it in 30 minutes, IF your staff has conveniently set up all of the ingredients and cookware you'll need, at the ready. 45 minutes to an hour for most of her dishes is more realistic.
all of my staff is usually watching cartoons and making poopy diapers. only some of rachel's does that, i suspect.
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.
Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.