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Suggestions for a good cookery book....

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foxychox · 08/04/2017 20:59

.... for DH as he will be taking over all the cooking in 6 weeks time! I don't doubt he can do it but he needs a book with pretty easy recipes that are suitable for us (fairly foody adventurous) and the DC (frankly a bit picky). Any thoughts MNetters please?

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Cakescakescakes · 08/04/2017 21:00

Nigel Slater 'Eat' - lovely food and not too complicated.

brexitschmexit · 08/04/2017 21:04

Mary Berry Everyday is also good!

Blondie1984 · 09/04/2017 00:16

Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food is a really good one for for people with a bit less experience -he will learn more skills and there's a good mix of recipes - things that are quick vs ones that take a bit longer as well as things that are more / less adventurous

Nearlyadoctor · 09/04/2017 18:18

Was also coming on to suggest Jamie's Ministry of food!

stilllovingmysleep · 09/04/2017 18:31

I second ministry of food. I also would recommend Nigella Lawson's original book "how to eat" which is lovely and talks you through it all.

foxychox · 10/04/2017 06:53

Thank you!! Will go and check these out Smile

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BasicBetty · 11/04/2017 13:29

Jo Pratt's Madhouse family cookbook is good.

I also like Allegra McEvedy Big Table Busy Kitchen.

JO Ministry of Food is great!

Gusthetheatrecat · 15/04/2017 22:38

I love the 'my daddy cooks' recipe books by Nick Coffey (Coffrey? Brain fog, sorry). Really good, unpretentious, family food. Simple recipes without being boring, and no outlandish ingredients. I have a huge recipe book collection but come back to these books v often.

cheerylilthing · 15/04/2017 22:53

One Pound Meals - simple recipes, not too many ingredients, varied cuisines & good for portion control. It's the best £5 I've spent & our most used cookbook. They have an Instagram & YouTube too but I find the book is much easier.

Toadinthehole · 16/04/2017 07:03

Appetite by Nigel Slater, perhaps a bit old now. Simple recipes, lots of pictures, explanations about why something is nice, and also suggestions about how to stuff around with each recipe. I leaned to cook properly from that book.

FrenchLavender · 16/04/2017 07:13

All Nigel Slaters books are good for simple, unpretentious and quick weekday meals that don't have ingredients lists as long as your arm, or require too many obscure or faded ingredients.

Most of Nigella and Jamie's are also suitable. If you like Indian then Made in India and Fresh India by Meera Sodha are fantastic books, they simplify and demystify Indian food and everything is delicious.

BakedBeeeen · 16/04/2017 07:14

"My daddy cooks" sounds very patronising!

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual · 16/04/2017 07:18

I'm really enjoying Mary Berry Absolute Favourites. Quite trad, but I like that.

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