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Bad Cook

Bad Cook [Kindle Edition]

Esther Walker
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Product Description

The ebook inspired by the hugely popular Recipe Rifle blog.

One of the funniest cookbooks you are ever likely to read. And definitely the sweariest.

For over three years now, Esther Walker has been entertaining foodies with her hilarious Recipe Rifle blog. Charting her progress from bad cook to, well, not-so-bad cook, she is blistering honest about what works, and what doesn’t, in the kitchen. If a recipe works for her, it will probably work for you. If it doesn’t, she will swear quite a lot.

Crammed full of recipes, tips for entertaining, stories of pregnancy and tales of her husband (restaurant critic Giles Coren) coming home drunk, The Bad Cook will make you laugh out loud. It will also make you want to start cooking.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 367 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: The Friday Project (28 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,397 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My fave cookery writer 29 Mar 2013
By Frances
Format:Kindle Edition
I love recipe rifle so I bought this book straight away, Esther feels like a friend to me, she is also about my level of home cook, so although this book is funny it is also a great cooking resource. Good on you Esther!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential if you love Recipe Rifle 29 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love reading the blog and often think 'I want to make that' but, unless I make it right that minute, forget about it when it comes to thinking about cooking (except the courgette thing, I love the courgette thing) so having the recipes easily available is brilliant. But you don't have to be looking for something for dinner to love this book - just like the blog, it's very funny & very honest.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing 28 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I hate cooking and more than that I hate cookery books. The glut of them in recent times makes one think there cannot be anything original out there, but this book, I am glad to say, is fabulous! Not sure if Ms Walker is a comic first or a cook second, but in all it makes for a hilarious read and the recipes are great. Maybe it's because you feel she is on your side that following these recipes feels less intimidating than those bestowed upon us by the cooking 'Gods' out there. Buy it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bloody love it! 3 April 2013
By curly
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This book is funny and full of nice recipes.....what more do you want?! I've got a bit of a girl crush on Esther now....I think because I've got a child the same age as Kitty (her daughter) and I'm a bit obsessed with food, this book just speaks to me - I don't want to get to the end of it! Thank goodness for the blog is all I can say!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing and very funny 3 April 2013
By Twinkes
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Esther's blog has become, literally, my favourite thing to read since I discovered it a year ago. It is terrific.... searingly honest and very, very funny. Even though I am an avid follower of her blog, I am really enjoying reading this kindle edition. I completely agree with other reviewer that Esther would be an amazing contributor to the Waitrose magazine....even if heavy editing would be necessary so as not to upset middle England !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love, love 3 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I have just read this from beginning to end, barely looking up long enough to hurl some fish fingers in the oven for my poor children. I adore Esther's writing and would recommend this book even if you have no intention of cooking anything from it; it's wonderfully entertaining and awfully sweary. Although, I guess that's not entering into the spirit of things. I fully intend to try my luck at many of the recipes and have complete trust in the recommendations of someone who describes being surprised by their newly toddling child in such a brilliantly accurate way. Buy it! I would like the next one now, please?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Esther rocks! 3 April 2013
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Utterly fabulous!! I made the corguette thingy to go with some grilled lombo whilst on holidays in portugal - so simple but effective. I love Esther's irreverence ..... "no need to dick around with rubbing or kneading".... she just tells it how it is. Much better ambassador for waitrose than pippa m. Great cook book but so much more than that... a witty clever life manual from a very funny inspires even the most awful cook. Top read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!!! 3 April 2013
By jenf
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Let me preface this review by saying that I love humour, reading and most of all FOOD. If you like any of the above you will surely love 'The Bad Cook' too. I had read one or two of Esther's posts on her blog but the fact that they are now consolidated into a book which I can read anywhere is amazing!! What more could you ask for than a well written, funny narration of someone's life, with a fab recipe at the end of every chapter? LOVE IT.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars existentially funny...makes you feel better
I can totally relate to this author. I have a two year old, am about to give birth to second bub, live in NW London (and the waitrose) whinge constantly, despise many things about... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lisa E Kemp
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly funny and some great recipes too!
I'm already a fan of Esther's blog Recipe Rifle, so I knew her book would be great too. A clever, funny book for bad cooks and good cooks alike.
Published 4 months ago by LM
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastically funny but with nuggets of truth
I love the blog recipe rifle, it was heaven to read lots of entries all at once. As others have said it is a rehash of the blog but I still think it is great. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Cedric
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny, but most of it is available on the blog
I bought this because I do love reading Recipe Rifle. I was a bit gutted as there wasn't any new content in there, but, if you haven't read the blog I would recommend reading this... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Lou79
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Such a funny book and very good recipes too. Can everyone please download a copy as I think Esther needs 10,000 downloads before the publishers will print this on paper. Read more
Published 9 months ago by J Markham
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I love Esther, I find her blog hilarious. Other reviewers have mentioned that this book is just extracts from her blog - but really, it's so much easier to read in book format. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Anita McClean
5.0 out of 5 stars Bad Cook: Excellent Fun
I loved this, like a massive chat over drinks about life with useful recipes thrown in. I will be giving this to all of my best dead prostitute friends so they can have an... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Charlotte Frew
4.0 out of 5 stars Bad Cook - GOOD Book
I bought the book because I like all things cooking. Well I never read the blog because since I don't live in the UK I didn't know of Esther Walker before reading this book. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic book
If you do not have the time to read the complete blog this book is an amuse bouche to the wonderful world of Esther Walker
Published 10 months ago by tamibooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Bad cook - excellent writer
Great style, good receipes highly recommended. Would prefer a print edition for using in the kitchen, don' really want I pad covered in flour
Published 10 months ago by Sarah McDonald
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