"A Gen Y Nigella Lawson" – Glamour
"UK food writer Hornby’s voluminous compendium of culinary classics deserves to make the short list for novice cooks interested in learning how to make the basics from scratch. Over the course of the book’s 400‐plus pages, Hornby guides readers through everyday favorites like Huevos Rancheros, Lasagna, Paella, chicken wings and blue cheese dip, and apple pie. Though there are the occasional minor variations on classic recipes (a bay leaf is added to milk simmering for mac and cheese), Hornby’s by‐the‐book approach to everyday eating is a terrific resource for those with a taste for tradition. . . a terrific guide." – Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"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"
Great book for a beginner who needs photos for reference along every step to make sure you are doing it right. Not to mention the recipes are great — many have become regulars. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by Nancy Jin
I bought this book because I wanted to try my hand at cooking, and this book has made me a bit more confident in the kitchen!Published 1 month ago by Hadrian W. Alexander
There is not a recipe in here that I don't like. The layout is so easy to follow. The pictures of ingredients helps me make a quick and easy to remember shopping list. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sara E. Brown
My wife got this for me as an early Valentine's Day present and I absolutely love it.
After a recent health scare for me, we decided to eat at home more often and take a... Read more
It is very easy to use. And the pictures help a great deal.Published 4 months ago by Scott J Hirman
This book is amazing! I bought it for my son, but I think I've spent more time looking at it than he has! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great photos, interesting recipes, easy to find ingredients - an excellent book for a beginning cook. It was a little too basic for me, but I have been cooking for ## years.Published 7 months ago by lalyc