Author(s): LUCY DONCASTER
This is the perfect book for anyone on a tight budget who does not want to sacrifice either flavour, health or the enjoyment and satisfaction of making good food for loved ones. Creating tempting family dishes suitable for all the family can be both expensive and time-consuming, but this invaluable guide will show you just how easy it can be to create delicious, sustaining and varied meals without spending a fortune. A comprehensive introduction explains the basic principles behind clever cooking, including advice on planning, preparation, shopping, storing and freezing, as well as sample menus, seasonality charts and a section of basic recipes. Store cupboard staples, such as pasta, rice, canned tomatoes, flour and flavourings are examined in detail to give you a fuller understanding of their uses and how they can lift even the simplest ingredients to new heights. More than 400 delicious recipes - ranging from stunning soups and appetizers to meat, poultry, fish, bread, desserts and preserves - put these principles into practice, and will enable you to create tempting two-course meals suitable for every occasion. There are any number of combinations that you can choose from in order to create the perfect meal for every occasion. These could include Chickpea Soup followed by Chicken Casserole for a warming winter supper, Turkey Patties followed by Chocolate Chip Brownies for a quick and easy children's supper, or Warm Salad with Poached Eggs followed by Blackcurrant Fool for a summer lunch for friends. Illustrated by over 1750 beautiful images to guide you step by step through every recipe, and cook's tips, variations, nutritional information and an easy-to-use key to the cost of each dish, this book is the ultimate reference for anyone who loves eating fresh, tasty home-cooked meals, whatever your budget or personal preferences.
Lucy Doncaster, who compiled this comprehensive collection of recipes by a team of leading food writers, is an experienced author and culinary editor. She has created dozens of high-quality illustrated books in the past two years which have sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and worked with some of the best names in the cooking and lifestyle publishing categories. She is a keen home cook and enjoys baking for her friends and family. Lucy's other published works as named editor include The Clever Cook.