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Cook Up a Feast [Kindle Edition]

Lucy Young , Mary Berry
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)

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The must-have entertaining cookbook from Mary Berry and Lucy Young



Cook up a Feast is packed with 150 foolproof recipes perfect for every special occasion, with easy to follow step-by-step instructions from delicious party bites to gorgeous desserts as well as classic favourites with a twist to impress your guests.



Mary and Lucy cover all possible occasions - easy lunches for friends, smart dinner parties, festive family gatherings, buffets and parties for a crowd. Their straightforward advice will guarantee stress-free entertaining every time, from how to plan a party, to menu planners that will help you choose the best dishes for feasts or themed parties. Any worries about making the right amount of food are removed with every recipe including the catering for different numbers already worked out for you.



Cook up a Feast provides plenty of great advice to help you prepare ahead - cooking for friends will always be a pleasure, helping you bring to life the party you've dreamed of.


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This book will be a life-saver when you have to cook for a horde. (BBC Good Food Magazine 2010-09-01)

About the Author

Mary Berry is one of the UK's best-known and most respected cookery writers and television presenters, with over 70 books to her name, and over 5 million sales worldwide. In an article in BBC Good Food magazine she was voted by the public the third favourite chef/cook for the most reliable recipes after Jamie Oliver and Delia Smith. Lucy Young has been assistant to Mary Berry for 19 years and has helped develop the recipes for all Mary's books. Lucy was a regular guest on Great Food Live and Great Food Bites - live food shows broadcast on the UKTV Food channel.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 75649 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: DK; Reissue edition (10 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HX1B2M4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,771 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mary Berry is the author of more than sixty cookery books, including her bestselling Aga book. She has presented several television cookery series and is a regular guest on programmes such as 'Saturday Cooks'. She contributes to radio programmes and cookery magazines, and is loved for her practical and unfussy approach to preparing and serving food. She gives many demonstrations around the country and when at home loves being with her family and tending to her lovely garden, her other great passion.

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90 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mary Berry - Entertaining made easy 10 Aug. 2010
Format:Hardcover
I have always found Mary Berry Cookery Books to be an essential part of of my life in the kitchen. I purchased my first copy of one of her books when I was newly married 30+ years ago and over the years have built up a large selection covering so many aspects of cooking. When Lucy Young started producing books I bought each of them and between the two of them need never refer to any other cookery writer (although I do have an extensive library of cookery books). This latest book is ideal for anyone who is faced with the prospect of entertaining larger numbers of people and feel quite daunted at the prospect, not only does it assist with quantities, serving ideas etc it also has a selection of easily prepared dishes with very clear instructions on how and when to prepare the dish in relation to the time of the social occasion. I would strongly recommend all Mary Berry Books, this book has made a welcome addition to my collection.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars answer to a prayer 6 Sept. 2010
By Jinny
Format:Hardcover
I feel that this is the book I have been waiting for! I frequently have to cater for large numbers of family and always panic and have sleepless nights for weeks beforehand. I really appreciate the variety of recipes and the fact that I can prepare for either moderate or large numbers and that the hard work of planning how much to prepare has been done for me. I am thrilled with my copy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love this book- loads of great ideas, clear and encouraging instructions, good recipes. Friendly guidance for prep and planning makes you feel you can do stress free cooking for large numbers with these experienced cooks at your side! Really makes you want to get started.
Well set out, 'feel good about it all' book which is inspiring if you aren't used to cooking for a crowd. Very pleased I bought it as I will definitely go back to it often.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Berry Berry Good!! 20 Feb. 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Just as you would expect from Mary Berry (and Lucy) easy to follow foolproof and tasty recipes. Although book is designed to feed a crowd I have either just halved the recipes for six (for two very generous helpings) or made the full amount and froze the left overs - even when freezing was not recommended and results so far have been fine.

Have learnt, and loved, from Mary Berry for nearly 40 years and this book continues to build upon an already stunning reputation and cannot fail to please.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars reliable cook books 1 Sept. 2010
By Mrs. C. A. Troops VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have already tried 5 recipes out of this excellent book and my friends were so impressed they can't wait to purchase their own copy.
I have a great many Mary Berry books and purchase each new one when it is published. This is because all her recipes are totally reliable and very tasty.She provides invaluable advice on cooking in advance which is a great help when entertaining.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner 9 Sept. 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Mary Berry's recipes never fail - I have several of her books and regularly do at least three or four recipes from each of them. This new book with Lucy Young is as ideal for the beginner as it is for the more experienced cook:the authors take you through each step of planning and preparing for a party; from the layout of the buffet table to the timing for each dish and for the more experienced cook there are delicious ideas. Some are very simple but effective - why didn't I think of using halved dough balls as a canape base? And the book would be worth it just for the twice baked lemon soufflé recipe. I'm really enjoying this one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most lovely book. 9 Feb. 2013
By Gillian
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is we think one of the best cookery books ever. Lovely illustrations, easy to follow, just a delight to have.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mary Berry & Lucy Cooper Cooking up a Feast 29 Oct. 2010
Format:Hardcover
I think it is a brilliant cook book. I am a big fan of Mary Berry but I think the duo have excelled themselves I like the fact that the recipes are for 6 or 12 portions the illustrations are excellent. and it has across the board recipes with information re: freezing
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A useful book for entertaining.
I do like this book, it has attractive pictures and I use it quite often.
Published 4 days ago by Penny
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book
Nice book wanted to buy the book months ago you can't go wrong with Mary berry
Published 9 days ago by Claire D.
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
The content of the book was wonderful but the state of it was awful. Although the book was described as used, it was deemed in good condition. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Pamela Oliver
5.0 out of 5 stars As I am no cook this is a brilliant book. Tells you what to do in...
As I am no cook this is a brilliant book. Tells you what to do in simple terms and also how to cut corners and prepare ahead. I will use it many many times.
Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth O'Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book. Have used several recipes with great success
Item arrived promptly. Wonderful book. Have used several recipes with great success.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Linda Mapp
3.0 out of 5 stars Top marks for Mary Berry Cook up a Feast Brillant
Fabulous book so pleased with it
Published 3 months ago by Doreen Saunders
2.0 out of 5 stars Good luck to Mary for making money for her self
Re-hacked recipes - dust gatherer.
Good luck to Mary for making money for her self.
Published 3 months ago by clive Rance
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the book. Helpful with a capital H. Would recommend it without hesitation.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs Mary E Browne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just what I needed, arrived promptly
Published 5 months ago by heather adeley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good book, loads of doable tasty recipes.
Published 5 months ago by julie bateman
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