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Fresh & Easy: What to Cook & How to Cook It

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  92 ratings  ·  13 reviews
What to Cook and How to Cook it: Fresh & Easy is the only cookbook you’ll need this summer.

Cooking simple, tasty dishes using fresh and wholesome ingredients has never been easier. In What to Cook and How to Cook it: Fresh & Easy, established food writer and recipe editor Jane Hornby has created a mouthwatering collection of 75 easy, step‐by‐s
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 23rd 2012 by Phaidon Press
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May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The cookbooks I've gotten usually only have a few recipes that I actually end up making because either a) too many ingredients that just add up to $$$ b) they take forever to make, and who has time for hours in the kitchen? Many of the recipes in this book only take 4 steps and don't need a million ingredients. And I actually want to eat most of what is in here! Another plus is that the recipes includes side dishes like potatoes or salads paired with the main dish so you don't have to decide wha ...more
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. The photos show all the ingredients 'mise En Place'= measured and in it place.
so you can see at a glance, do you have all the spices?
There are more photographs about how to cut protein, what it should look like after it is done cooking. And the end meal.
I will read this again.
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hate-to-cook
Made four recipes in a week - amazingly simple layout with clear instructions. This book is great for occasional/confident cooks as it has 6+ how-to pictures per recipe.
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just can't get enough of this book, the recipes I have cooked so far have been delicious (my partner would quite happily lay testament to this as he has been a very willing guinea pig). The photographs throughout are beautifully presented and the recipes themselves well laid out and easy to follow. This is not an exhaustive guide to cooking, but the various recipes are diverse and fun and they don't take too long to prepare and cook. What also sold it to me was that the ingredients lists didn' ...more
Feb 26, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a beautiful book - the photography and illustrations are really amazing. However, I find it to be an awkward size for actual use in the kitchen - it's very big and bulky. Because so many steps are illustrated, there aren't as many recipes as you'd think in a book this size. The food is very good, but very trendy. Some of the combinations were just too much for kids, or even for me during the week (vegetable gnudi). Most of the recipes cook quick, and she does give cooking and prep times ...more
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My favorite cook book! So easy to follow. Really a great cook book for those times you have hardly any ingredients but you still have a standard of fresh and flavorful. I just flip through the book and quickly determine if I have the ingredients to make something . The pictures of the ingredients are what makes the cook book in my opinion.
Jul 18, 2012 rated it liked it
I made a couple of these recipes--they are OK. I already know how to cook well, but I was really smitten with the orderly, step-by-step photography of the cooking process. In the end I didn't find the recipes to be anything new for me. This book would be excellent for someone who wants to cook but feels intimidated by it; this book will hold your hand as you learn.
Marie Corbitt
Love love love this cookbook! Probably my favorite cookbook I've ever seen. Love the setup of pictures and the step by step layout. So helpful and informative, not to mention beautiful. I just might buy this one!
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, cook-book
This book is well layed out with a photo of all of the ingreadients as well as a photo for each step in the recipe.
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This book is amazing! Great clean recipes with vivid photos. I have to buy this book because I check it out too many times at the library!
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Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbook, reference
simple food, beautifully & cleanly presented
Linda Doyle
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am not a cook (or a baker) and don't even enjoy doing either but sometimes, you gotta. So make it easy and good -this cookbook does that.
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