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Aga Bible [Kindle Edition]

Amy Willcock
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Book Description

The Aga is much more than an oven: it's an icon. It's a statement. It's a way of life. Aga cookers have never been more popular, and the queen of Aga cookery is undoubtably Amy Willcock. Here is her definitive Aga Bible, with 300 classic, timeless recipes and bags of advice and tips for Aga owners.

Here are all the essential recipes that every Aga owner needs to know - from how to cook a full English breakfast on an Aga, making soups, cooking fish and roasting meats, through to baking pies, cakes and breads. The delicious family food includes Beef stroganoff, Steak, mushroom and horseradish pudding, and Bacon and egg pie, and there are stunning dinner-party recipes such as Rillettes of duck with toasted brioche, Chicken in Marsala with oranges and shallots and Parmigiano, thyme and rosemary risotto. Amy also tempts the tastebuds with a delectable range of desserts and cakes, including Raspberry souffles, Chocolate pecan tart and Lemon meringue cake. And there are 30 new and exclusive recipes, such as Moules marinieres, Crab and coconut soup and Apple and onion tart. All the recipes feature conventional cooking instructions, so even non-Aga owners can enjoy Amy's tasty dishes.

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"Aga-ites will go gaga for this collection of classic recipes." (Waitrose Food Magazine)

"A homestyle compendium of classic recipes, it's also perfect for first-timers eager to master their new toy." (Image Magazine)

"Definitive, timeless... bags of advice. 4/5" (Tonic Magazine)

Book Description

From the queen of Aga cookery, the definitive Aga cookbook with 300 classic and new Aga recipes

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6795 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (31 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #207,967 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amy Willcock was born in Chicago, she moved to the UK aged 12. For the past decade, Amy has held her Lifestyle, Cookery and Aga Workshops all over the UK and her passion for cooking, flowers and entertaining is infectious!

She is a founder member of Yarmouth Women's Institute, the subject of a BBC 4 documentary, and a WI Cookery and Preserves judge. Amy has appeared on Market Kitchen, Kirstie's Homemade Home, Celebrity Masterchef and Masterchef. She also writes a monthly column for The Shooting Gazette.

She lives on the Isle of Wight with her husband, children, dogs, cats, hens and endless guests!

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79 of 83 people found the following review helpful
I do wish I had read the first review below before investing in this book!
Even at Amazon's great price, it is an expensive purchase if you already own some of Amy's books, despite the handful of 'new' recipes, but the author does make this quite clear in her introduction, copied here for the benefit of other readers:-

'It has been five years since my first AGA book, AGA Cooking was published.
The first book was a huge learning curve and its publication was one of the nicest things that has ever happened to me.
It was the first book of its kind to reflect the cooking mood of the nation and translate it into 'AGA-speak'.

I like to think of this new book as being a best of 'Amy Wilcock AGA Cooking' - a compilation of all my favourite recipes, the dishes that are always requested at my workshops and demonstrations, and a good smattering of brand-new recipes, plus all the techniques and tips you will ever need.

It doesn't matter how many cookery books you buy and read, I believe the best way of learning and expanding your cookery skills is to cook, cook, cook!
Happy AGA cooking!'

Enticing cover encloses 304 high quality, shiny pages split over main chapters, sandwiched between the introduction and a concise index:

1. AGA Basics
2. Breakfasts
3. Soups
4. Starters
5. Poultry & Game
6. Meat
7. Fish & Seafood
8. Vegetarian
9. Accompaniments
10. Stuffed Peaches
11. Desserts
12. Cakes
13. Biscuits
14. Breads
15. Preserves

Colour photography but not of all the dishes, although with over 300 recipes, this would be difficult to do and keep the weight of this already relatively chunky tome down!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious Read 15 Dec. 2009
I bought this as a leaving gift for a dear friend - her husband loves to cook and while the book was for her in regards the Aga she was inheriting in her new house, I've since learned her husband is rarely seen without the book - nose buried in it - commenting on fab recipes and lessons learned per the yes, I highly recommend this book to anyone with an Aga!
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Compendium of past books 14 Oct. 2006
It is not made clear in the synopsis that this book is a compendium of Amy's other books made into one.The synopsis does clarify that there are thirty new recipes, but if you own the other books then you have essentially got the content of this book already.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Aga Bible 12 Sept. 2009
By Mrs D
I bought this for my mother-in-law. She accquired a 1940s second hand aga after many years of pinning for one. She was already really handling it well, but she has found this book invaluable. She said it is the best Aga book she has read - a good mix of info, top tips, assistance on the Aga itself and lovely recipes. Thoroughly recommend this book to all Aga lovers! The Aga shop down the road from us sell it at the full retail price, so it was a good saving from Amazon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars aga bible - first class 20 Oct. 2009
this is simply the most straight-forward aga recipe book ive read to date.
easy to follow with tips and ideas to help you cook the most delicious meals
full of everyday and more exotic recipes that everyone will love
perfect for the beginner or the more experienced aga cook
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Aga Bible 2 Mar. 2009
Not at all sexist, but it's my wife who enjoys using an Aga and I bought the book for her. She says: "There are a lot of useful hints in Amy's book on how to get the best out of an Aga which I've found helpful. But the recipes aren't too exciting."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful book 17 Jan. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Moved to a house with an AGA!
This is a very practical guide,easy to understand. I would really recommend this book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Aga Bible 24 Sept. 2009
One look at this book and I just had to have it. Being the owner of a recently purchased Aga 6.4 I was thrilled to find that these recipes transfer perfectly to the 6.4 ovens. I have tried lots of dishes and they have all been so tasty that I can fool anyone into thinking I am a really good cook! I am so glad someone told me about this book.
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