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Fresh & Easy: What to Cook & How to Cook It Hardcover – April 23, 2012

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"A Gen Y Nigella Lawson" – Glamour

" . . . gorgeous. . . The pictures are as straightforward and appetizing as can be." – The Wall Street Journal

"You’ll want to add this cookbook to your collection." – The Huffington Post

"[Hornby’s] genius recipes are perfect for everything from beach parties to elegant dinners, and they are so simple." – Glamour

"This is a beautiful cookbook for amateur bakers looking to master the classics and expand their repertoires." – Sweet Paul

"[Hornby’s] styling and charming watercolors now tackle picnics, food for friends and barbecues alike. . . Finally, someone has made a cinnamon shortbread and strawberry‐rhubarb fool, foolproof." – C Magazine

"Intended for beginners, these speedy, concise recipes for springs and summer classics will have you quickly forgetting your winter blues." – Library Journal

". . . a large selection of creative, crowd‐pleasing recipes. . . Hornby’s recipes are simple to tackle, and beginner cooks will benefit from the photos that accompany each recipe in true mise en place style." – Clean Eating

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About the Author

Jane Hornby is an established baker, food writer, cookbook author, and recipe tester. She is a columnist for BBC’s Good Food magazine and teaches cooking classes. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and been featured in media outlets throughout the U.S. and UK. She is the author of Fresh and Easy and the soon‐to‐be released What to Bake and How to Bake it, both published by Phaidon. Hornby lives outside of London in the English countryside with her partner and top recipe taster Ross.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (April 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714863602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714863603
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The original What to Cook & How to Cook It is great, and this is more of the same. In terms of recipes, I think I like the first book better, but this one still has plenty of recipes that I am interested in. In this book Hornby has a few more sections than in the first, on things like grilling and picnic recipes. As with the first book, there are tons of pictures, including one for each step of a recipe. The instructions are simple and clear, and the recipes range from easy to slightly more difficult. All in all, an excellent book. I hope Hornby writes another.
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Easy to follow. Delicious, sophisticated recipes--all of which are manageably tackled by even the most novice chef. Cooking techniques in the back of the book.

Everything has step-by-step photos; including an overhead shot of what all of the ingredients look like laid out on a counter. Some deep-seeded OCD side of me loves this, but moreover it gives you a good "scale" of what you'll need for the recipe, and what to look for in the store.

Must-buy for food lovers.
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Honestly I find that most recipes I use don't work or are slightly off. Everything I have made from this book has not only worked perfectly but tasted delicious, my husband brags that it's the best gift he has ever given me because he's able to eat all my creations. I think the book is beautiful to display and the pictures are so helpful. I would recommend this to anyone.
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I wanted to learn to cook.

Yes, I think this is a fair statement. I chose this cookbook becasue the title was simple- Fresh and Easy....The book is beautiful and hosts a variety of recipies that will help you to figure out what to do with all of those veggies you picked up at the farmers market.

For a girl who takes directions too literally- this book has lots of pictures-so I can ensure that I am really doing it right.
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I very rarely ever write a review for something, it has to be either extremely special or amazingly bad for me to post a review. However this book is in a word is awesome and I'll try and keep this short as I'd love it and could rave on forever about it.

I consider myself a pretty decent and experienced cook and a fan of clean eating only using fresh ingredients and herbs from my garden, avoiding where possible anything that is processed and full of preservatives and chemicals. This book is pretty much uses the same principles. The instructions and excellent pictures are really easy to follow and accommodates for a novice to an experienced cook whith pleanty of great tips or alternative ingredient ideas.

My wife brought it for me as a present to add to my collection and has become my new favourite. I've cooked about a dozen recipes over the last few weeks since getting it and everyone of them has been a knockout with great fresh flavours. In parts, it reminds me of Jamie Oliver 'style' cooking so if you like his food I'm sure you'll love this too. You can tell which of my cook books I really like and use alot by the amount of (accidental) food and drink stains there are on the pages and this rookie in a short time fame this has quickly suffered a few battle scars and proudly sits along side my favourite, well used and trusted cook books. Right now I'm just loving the fresh flavour and texture in the dishes tried so far and also has given me lots of inspirational ideas to try out later.

I've recently ordered a second copy to give to my dad, who could just about burn water, and who has stated for ages now that he wants to get into cooking and I believe this a perfect starting point for him.
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Cookbook addict here! Generally the Amazon reviews are my go-to source that aid buying decisions. I read a few reviews that said Fresh & Easy is too simplistic; that the recipes were bland and boring, for the inexperienced cook just learning. And I have to ask ... are we looking at the same book? As a seasoned home cook and food blogger (Who Moved My Coconut Oil), I LOVE everything about this book, the formatting, the beautiful instructional photos AND the creative delicious recipes using typical easy to find "fresh" ingredients. I mean, the Tarragon Chicken on page 150, its 'cuisine' that is easy enough for any day of the week. One of my tests in choosing a great cookbook is to thumb through it and find at least five things I would absolutely make. If those first five dishes are things not of my taste, it stays on the shelf. But let me be honest with you ... I have yet to see one recipe that I would not make and thoroughly enjoy. Okay, maybe I'd switch out pork for other meat - but every recipe is so appealing and delicious. I can't wait to try every single one of them.

TOTALLY LOVE THIS BOOK. So much so that I ordered both What to Bake, and the original What to Cook. I can't wait for them to arrive.
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Love this book! My faves are the Chicken Waldorf Salad, Pasta with Zucchini, Peas and Lemon, and Blueberry and Cream Cheese Muffins. It is a perfect book for cooking in the summer when you don't want any heavy food. And, the recipes are so easy to follow. Buy it!
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