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The Classic 1000 Quick and Easy Recipes Paperback – 21 Mar 1997


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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: W Foulsham & Co Ltd; 1st Paperback Printing edition (21 Mar. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0572023308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0572023300
  • Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 14.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,544,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carolyn Humphries was born and brought up in Somerset. Her grandmother was a professional cook and taught her all her skills. She produced her first Sunday lunch at the age of nine! She always aspired to become a cookery editor and writer and, after training as a journalist and a stint as a restaurant chef, became a cookery writer and then Deputy Cookery Editor on Woman magazine in the mid 1970s. Since then she has written for numerous magazines, been a consultant on many books and is the author of over 60 of her own - mostly cookery and health-related ones but also Really Simple English Grammar (recommended by John Clare in the Daily Telegraph), Modern Wedding Etiquette and Paint Your Life a Brighter Shade of Green (she feels really strongly about the environment). With a passion for good food, she cares deeply about what we eat and where it comes from. She is dedicated to promoting healthy eating, encouraging everyone to buy British, local produce, when possible, and also suports Fairtrade.

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Its Friday, your tired, everyone is hungry and tomorrow its shopping day. You need a quick and easy supper from the storecupboard.

Friends drop in for coffee and stay for lunch. What can you rustle up for a quick, enjoyable meal?

They've come for tea and there's certainly no cake or biscuits! What can you do in just a few minutes?

In this one brilliant book, you'll find 1000 solutions. Be it tasty soup, an imaginative salad or light lunch, some sauces to brighten up your favourite grilled meat, a sweet treat or a complete meal, it's all here. Quick and easy.

Imagination and an instant preparation is the order of the day and everything will be on the table in half an hour.

Recipes include: Baked Garlic and Egg Soup, Sticky Orange Steaks, Thai Chicken with Coconut, Tuscan Tuna and Bean Macaroni, Broccoli with Garlic and Mustard Seeds, Chocolate Chip Shortbread. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Carolyn started her career at the top working as Head Chef for a restaurant but eventually switched to journalism where, in 1977, she was able to combine her love of food with her flair for words when she became Deputy Cookery Editor for Woman magazine. Over the years she has freelanced for numerous women's, parenting, education, food and lifestyle magazines as well as for PR companies specialising in food, nutrition and health. She has written over 40 books and has taught both cookery and journalism at further education level. She has written many books for Foulsham and sold over 92,000 books in 2006 alone. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By April McMahon on 23 Jun. 2006
Format: Paperback
Having bought this book in conjunction with 1000 Beginners Recipes, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this one was just as clear and easy to follow. I thought I would have to start off with the Beginners book and then slowly creep up to this one. But, on the contrary, I was overjoyed when reading these recipes.

Being a person who is constantly busy and only has an hour to prepare, cook and wash up a meal, recipes that were quick and easy were essential to suit my lifestyle. This book is invaluable!

Take my advice and go for this book, even if you have all the time in the world to cook up a storm! Words cannot express how truely fantastic it is.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By My Oracle on 1 Jan. 2009
Format: Paperback
Well where to begin? First of all this recipe book follows the same suit as many others where as it is simply split down into ingredient type, meat dishes are covered first, then vegetable, the book then goes into sauces, salads starters and deserts. I also found the comprehensive index at the rear a perfect example of a well laid out recipe book.

I doubt everyone will find a purpose for every recipe included in the book however it gives the reader the opportunity to create a perfect 3 course meal for two or if they are entertaining a few guests. It is also perfect for cooking in a small kitchen as every recipe can be used to create large portions without needing a huge amount of workspace like traditional recipes do.

I would recommend this book for anyone, students, someone who is new to cooking, an experienced cook looking to try new ideas and working mums who are on the go as the recipes are easy to double up without loosing flavour from the dishes.

The recipes are also easily adaptable, quantities can be easily increased and items substituted for others if this is necessary.
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64 of 71 people found the following review helpful By dandj_waite@dial.pipex.com on 29 Dec. 2000
Format: Paperback
I tried a few of the receipes featured in this book at a recent family gathering. My guests enjoyed eating the end results as much as I enjoyed making them. So much so that they didn't leave me any of the mushroom stroganoff! I have a shelf full of cookery books costing a lot more than is one, but most are gathering dust! Although there are no illustrations in this book the clear instructions mean you can work without them. There's certainly something for everyone and every occasion found within the covers.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By zztopbanana on 9 Nov. 2007
Format: Paperback
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This recipe book is a superb addition to anyone's culinary library - clearly not every recipe will suit every person but it is inconceivable that you would not find a significant number of useful recipes in here and even if you found just one nugget, then considering the price, it would be well worth it.

I actually used this book quite heavily at first and have done so on a regular basis ever since. And still do.

The variety of recipes in this and the rest of the 1000 series is simply staggering - to say you are stuck for choice is an understatement.

Ok, so there are no photographs but against that, the books don't cost a fortune either and they are compact.

You really cannot go wrong with any of these recipe books and when you consider they cost little more than 1 issue of pretty much any food magazine, well, they truly are an absolute bargain.

Buy this one, buy them all - you won't be disappointed.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Me R. T. Geraghty on 12 April 2010
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I found the recipes lacked any creativity and several that I tried didn't turn out well. I would sell it on but that would be cheating the person who bought it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Jardine-Wilkinson on 11 Feb. 2009
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This was an easy book to follow and the recipes include ready-made products to move the recipes along more quickly. Some of the products suggested were too simple to buy and should have been part of the recipe. The benefit of a book like this for me was that it gave me ideas to create and mix up existing recipes to create new ones. So far all recipes have worked and I've been able to experiment with some of the suggestions.The Classic 1000 Quick and Easy Recipes (Quick & easy)
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