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To ask you to recommend a realistic recipe book......

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jwbsgjones Wed 28-Dec-16 16:24:24

that contains easy to make recipes using everyday ingredients that will satisfy a very fussy 6 year old, a 9 year old and two adults, preferably with lots of recipes using chicken, eggs, fish, pasta, potatoes. Really like the kind of recipes on the tasty/really tasty Facebook pages - can anyone recommend anything??

Gardencentregroupie Wed 28-Dec-16 16:25:34

Jamies Ministry of Food is good for realistic recipes

BookHunter Wed 28-Dec-16 16:25:41

Jamie's ministry of food.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Wed 28-Dec-16 16:26:18

Nigella's How to eat

Wolfiefan Wed 28-Dec-16 16:26:22

MN one naturally! grin

treaclesoda Wed 28-Dec-16 16:26:42

Nosh for Busy Mums and Dads.

Crap title, but loads of recipes that go down well with everyone I've made them for, young and old.

IHaveBrilloHair Wed 28-Dec-16 16:27:16

Another vote for Jamie's Ministry of food, my cleaner bought it for her DD on my reccommendation and she loves it.

TeenyW123 Wed 28-Dec-16 16:36:13

Delia.

TitaniasCloset Wed 28-Dec-16 16:39:41

The home cook book by Monty and Sarah Don. Bought it on sale and have found it very useful for everyday dinners, like fish pie.

lastqueenofscotland Wed 28-Dec-16 16:40:58

Any Delia Smith

LittleWingSoul Wed 28-Dec-16 16:43:00

I really like a book called 'Comfort Food' by Bridget Jones (not that Bridget Jones - a real non-fiction contributing editor of the same name!) Not a single duff recipe in there so far and I've been using it for years.

Cakescakescakes Wed 28-Dec-16 16:44:21

This one by a million miles...

www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Mums-Cookbook-Mary-Gwynn/dp/0857203533

I have dozens of cookbooks and I use this more than any other for simple uncomplicated family recipes. Designed to be quick and easy yet interesting and tasty. I bought it after flicking through it in a waiting room and have now bought several as presents for friends who have also raved about it.

Cakescakescakes Wed 28-Dec-16 16:45:42

I adore Nigella but I don't honestly think it's what you're looking for here. Jamie's ministry of food is a good option too but Mary Gwynn (above) is my number one recommendation.

IvorHughJarrs Wed 28-Dec-16 16:47:45

You can't go wrong with Delia Smith or Mary Berry. Every recipe works well and tastes good

kitnkaboodle Wed 28-Dec-16 16:51:35

Delia's Complete Cookery Course

NavyandWhite Wed 28-Dec-16 16:55:06

Yes Delia is great. Easy to follow, non arty fart food.

GlitterGlue Wed 28-Dec-16 17:03:27

Piggy backing onto the this, I would like a book with weekly meal plans and a shopping list. And none of the meals can take hours to prep/cook and fancy ingredients should be kept to a minimum. Does such a thing exist?

Autumnsunshinebaby Wed 28-Dec-16 17:08:00

Mary Berry - amazing!

missyB1 Wed 28-Dec-16 17:09:51

Mary Berry Foolproof cooking.

BIgBagofJelly Wed 28-Dec-16 17:25:47

BBC Good Food website is amazing (sorry I know it's not a book as you asked for but it's totally reliable and it's great to have the comments to read too).

crickeycrumbsblimey Wed 28-Dec-16 17:26:08

Jane Hornby wrote lots of the little good food books and has her own called fresh and easy which is good

StripyHorse Wed 28-Dec-16 17:37:01

Ministry of Food is great. Also a book called "My Daddy Cooks" bought as a slightly jokey present for DH from the DCs. I recommend looking in your local library at a few books and trying out some of the recipes before buying.

Itrynotto Wed 28-Dec-16 17:44:29

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01FJ5WB4S/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1482946980&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=dinner+lady+book+cook

This is brilliant if you want a very simple cook book. My kids are fussy and this was good to get them to eat stuff.

jwbsgjones Wed 28-Dec-16 17:49:16

Thank you guys, lots of fantastic suggestions here - off to check them out on Amazon :-)

00100001 Wed 28-Dec-16 17:54:58

jack monroe's book

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