What to Cook & How to Cook It (Hardcover)

By Jane Hornby

Phaidon Press, 9780714859583, 415pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 2010

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"What to Cook and How to Cook" is the ultimate cookbook for beginners, by food writer and recipe editor Jane Hornby. Here, Hornby takes 100 easy and delicious recipes back to basics, pairing straightforward instructions with step‐by‐step photographs illustrating ingredients, process, and techniques. Learn to make meals ranging from simple to spectacular, with tasty recipes for every occasion, including "Breakfast Muffins" and "Spaghetti Carbonara," to "Mushroom Risotto" and classic "Lemon Tart." Hornby's careful explanations will turn even the most timid beginner into a confdient cook with a solid recipe repertoire.

About the Author

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.