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What to Cook and How to Cook it [Hardcover]

Jane Hornby
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Oct. 20 2010
What to Cook (and How to Cook it) is the ultimate cookbook for beginners. It takes 100 easy and delicious recipes back to basics, with clear colour photographs to accompany the ingredients list and every method step, and carefully explained recipes that absolutely anyone can follow. There are popular, accessible and tasty recipes for every occasion, from breakfast muffins to omelettes to tasty roast chicken and classic lemon tart. The clear cooking instructions and tips on what to buy will guide the reader all the way from the supermarket to the dining table.

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'makes cooking a doddle' Sunday Times 'My friend Simon brought me this cookbook when I first moved to London, as he knew I was useless in the kitchen. It saved me.' Mail on Sunday 'One of the most heavily illustrated cookbooks of all time - Nothing's left to chance and everything is beautifully explained - It could just be the best book for novice cooks ever.' Westside 'Hornby's by-the-book approach to everyday eating is a terrific resource for those with a taste for tradition.' Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Jane Hornby is an experienced food writer and cook, specializing in developing recipes for beginners. After training as a chef, she worked as cookery writer and food editor on the BBC's bestselling Good Food magazine for five years. The magazine is renowned for its clear, step-by-step style and for its foolproof recipes which are tested many times. She has also edited several of BBC Good Food's 101 recipe books.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!! April 19 2014
By Reg
So simple and amazing. Lovely to look at too! I love the photos and easy to follow tips. I like how many recipes and categories are included.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not JUST a Beginner's Cookbook. March 11 2012
I consider myself more of an intermediate cook/baker, so I know my way around my kitchen/tools/methods, by now. While this book didn't teach me anything I would consider ground-breaking-- it helped me to really nail down my basics (IE: pie crust). Not a single recipe has been a disappointment, yet. It's opened up some new cooking possibilities for me, too. I've found some really lovely recipes for international cuisine that I would not have previously thought of attempting myself(like Pad Thai). It's a brilliant book to have on hand for quick weeknight dinners and ambitious weekend cook-a-thons. Unless you're a master cook, your really can't go wrong with this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Cookbook Ever! Feb. 10 2012
By Melissa
I've searched high and low for the best cookbook, one that contains more than five recipes I will make. This is the one! This cookbook is laid out in the clearest manner, ideal for those new to cooking and the experienced. The pictures of every step make any of the recipes foolproof, and there is a picture of every recipe's finished product, too. Also, the ingredients in most of the recipes are those that you'll already have at home, so there's no need to buy obscure ingredients that you'll probably only use once!
I've made about 15 recipes from this book in the last month and every single one has turned out fantastic! In fact, it's so good that I've convinced three other people to buy it too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great cookbook for beginners! March 16 2011
By Anum
This book gets me excited about cooking! As a beginner cook, I am often disappointed by detailed recipes in typical cookbooks that makes it hard to follow the instructions and gauge what exactly needs to be done. This cookbook solves that problem. With clear, colourful pictures of the steps it can give a novice cook the confidence to discover the kitchen. The cookbook has very basic recipes, from making a berry smoothie, to more complex ones like roast pork. There are some ethnic dishes in the mix too - from Spanish tapas to Middle Eastern hummus with marinated olives and pitas. The book is categorized as: breakfast & brunch, light lunches, simple suppers, food for sharing, weekend cooking, side dishes and desserts & baking. So it covers pretty much all that you need! Tips on planning a menu are also included at the end. If you're interested in learning how to cook, or just prefer a diverse array of recipes in a cookbook, I highly recommend this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing cook book March 7 2011
By Darine
This is one of the best cook books that I have purchased for a while.
The pictures make all the difference in my opinion because they truely grab you into doing the recipe which is very easy to follow and very detailed so there is nothing for guessing.

I have tried almost all of the recipes in the book, and everytime I am stuck as in what to cook I am always assured that when I open this book it will jump to me.
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