The best cookbook, I’ve probably made 40 to 50 of the dishes in it compared to 1 or 2 from most of my others. Not too many weird ingredients, written clearly, pictures on almost every page. Great.
Hairy Bikers - Meat
Any of the Nigellas, especially Christmas
Sopranos Family Cookbook
Jamie’s America and River Cottage Veg are two big staples in our house.
Cook Simple by Diana Henry is great for quick weeknight meals
Edit - nm
I’ve made 10-15 I reckon. Almost all of them I will be making again/already have done. She’s got me making seitan regularly too.
Genuinely think she’s the best cook I’ve come across for sauces/marinades. Absolutely delicious. Use so much liquid smoke these days.
Nigel Slater - Real Fast Food
Two Kitchens and Five Quarters (both by Rachel Roddy).
The best anna jones recipes are fantastic (her real chilli is the best veg chilli I’ve had), but often find either one ingredient seems to be missing, or one too many has been added in…
used to talk to him quite a lot when I worked at borough market because he had a restaurant round the corner and used to work for the company. really nice guy.
i’ve got this one, which has some decent easy recipes in it:
Worst I ever bought were Gordon Ramsey’s Fast Food and Simon Rimmer’s Accidental Vegetarian.
Ramsey had recipes like “hey try putting some ham on that melon” and everything from Rimmer’s tasted horrible.
Never really checked him out. Didn’t know he had a restaurant in London currently. I’ll try and check it out
this used to be #decent. haven’t been in years, mind -
I know things are a bit different here but I can’t justify spending 5 quid on pan con tomate. Rest looks decent though
Are you still over in Spain ?
me neither, but Spanish food in London typically has ultra wacky prices.
yeah. probably moving back in October
Might try and pop over before then. Got a half month free in September conveniently enough
nice, lets eat pulpo.