Fresh & Easy
What to Cook & How to Cook It
By Jane Hornby
(Phaidon Press, Hardcover, 9780714863603, 352pp.)
Publication Date: April 2012
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What to Cook and How to Cook it: Fresh & Easy is the only cookbook you’ll need this summer.
Cooking simple, tasty dishes using fresh and wholesome ingredients has never been easier. In What to Cook and How to Cook it: Fresh & Easy, established food writer and recipe editor Jane Hornby has created a mouthwatering collection of 75 easy, step‐by‐step recipes for simple dishes that make the best of fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruit, meat and fish, and shows how straightforward it can be to cook simple meals from scratch using fresh ingredients.
From a simple tomato gazpacho, to grilled asparagus with poached egg, Parmesan and balsamic butter, to Vietnamese summer salad, to a spectacular mango and raspberry pavlova, every recipe is illustrated with a clear photograph showing all the ingredients, and step‐by‐step photographs clearly explain every stage of the recipe, so that anyone can follow them. Jane’s friendly, accessible style makes the recipes achievable for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced cooks looking for new inspiration for practical and delicious family meals, and there is also guidance on how to shop for and select the best seasonal ingredients.
Jane Hornby is an established baker, food writer, cookbook author, and recipe tester. She is a columnist for BBC’s Good Food magazine and teaches cooking classes. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and been featured in media outlets throughout the U.S. and UK. She is the author of Fresh and Easy and the soon‐to‐be released What to Bake and How to Bake it, both published by Phaidon. Hornby lives outside of London in the English countryside with her partner and top recipe taster Ross.
"A Gen Y Nigella Lawson" – Glamour
" . . . gorgeous. . . The pictures are as straightforward and appetizing as can be." – The Wall Street Journal
"You’ll want to add this cookbook to your collection." – The Huffington Post
"[Hornby’s] genius recipes are perfect for everything from beach parties to elegant dinners, and they are so simple." – Glamour
"This is a beautiful cookbook for amateur bakers looking to master the classics and expand their repertoires." – Sweet Paul
"[Hornby’s] styling and charming watercolors now tackle picnics, food for friends and barbecues alike. . . Finally, someone has made a cinnamon shortbread and strawberry‐rhubarb fool, foolproof." – C Magazine
"Intended for beginners, these speedy, concise recipes for springs and summer classics will have you quickly forgetting your winter blues." – Library Journal
". . . a large selection of creative, crowd‐pleasing recipes. . . Hornby’s recipes are simple to tackle, and beginner cooks will benefit from the photos that accompany each recipe in true mise en place style." – Clean Eating