"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
I bought this on a whim, thinking "Ohhh it's just another cookbook to add to the collection sitting on my shelf." No. This is a real cook book, for real people. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Megan Bogenreif
Paid the extra for the new book as it was a gift. I had to clean off the food stains on the outside of the book before wrapping it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kelly A.
I love cook this book, pictures are beautiful the layout works, the food is great, even to choose what to eat.Published 4 months ago by Alberto Dana
Excellent cookbook and I would recommend to anyone who is on the fence about it-it's worth every penny. My sister owns it and I knew the second I saw it that I wanted it myself. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Morten Nielsen
It is a very well made cook book, with pictures of all the ingredients, which makes easier to read the recipes, my only con about it is that it has too many Asian recipes, which... Read morePublished 7 months ago by B. Fernandes
recipes are not my favorite taste (everyone's tastebuds are different) , but I love the book, I love the graphics, the recipes are extremely easy to follow, and it is great for... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Renata Hamdan
This book was a cool buy.
I love to cook but don't have the knowledge to cook gourmet meals. This book will help anyone of any skill level cook like an Iron Chef! Read more
I love this cookbook! My only (tiny) complaint is that sometimes the ingredients are a bit obscure, so the recipes can be more expensive to fix. Still, it's fantastic!Published 10 months ago by Rebecca M
This book is AMAZING. Anyone who loves to cook or hasn't got a clue could benefit from this book. The pictures are awesome because they show every single step from a picture of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Malannd