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Easy: 100 delicious dishes for every day

Easy: 100 delicious dishes for every day [Kindle Edition]

Bill Granger
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Praise for Bill Granger’s cookbooks:

‘Most constant of all is Granger s trademark combination of simple fresh flavours that can be thrown together for instant impact’ The Times
‘Packed full of quick, unfussy recipes to cook everyday from a man who understands how people live today’ The Times
‘Full of gorgeous, unpretentious recipes that are easy to make’ Easy Living
"Bill Granger is Australia's best-loved chef…known for simple, casual food that is beautifully presented…his latest book concentrates on quick meal solutions for daily modern life." Sunday Telegraph
‘Excels in the instant yet impressive recipes that make Asian cooking an irresistible match for our hectic Western lifestyles’ Elle Decoration Magazine
‘Bill s recipes always seem simple, yet deliver a full-on wallop of flavour’ delicious magazine

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Simple, laidback food that bursts with flavour; fresh, inspiring recipes using favourite everyday ingredients - no one does fantastic easy cooking like Bill Granger.

Simple, laidback food that bursts with flavour; fresh, inspiring recipes using favourite everyday ingredients - no one does fantastic easy cooking like Bill Granger.

Bill Granger has long been a champion of no-fuss food. Bill is a restaurateur and self-taught cook, but also a working father who cooks for his family every night. Easy is inspired by years of getting delicious, satisfying meals on the table quickly using everyday ingredients from the fridge or store cupboard, all in Bill’s inimitable easygoing style.

In this stunning new cookbook, Bill takes 16 well-loved and accessible main ingredients – from a chicken breast, fillet of fish, cut of lamb or tin of beans to berries, chocolate and a chunk of good cheese – and offers simple yet original dishes.
Easy includes 100 delicious recipes, from satisfying meat and fish, to flavour-packed vegetarian dishes and bakes, bold salads and tasty pasta, and finally mouth-wateringly easy sweet things.

Great food. Big Flavours. No worries. That’s what Bill is all about.

Recipes include:
Chilli Garlic Chicken with Sour Cream Mash
Tandoori Fish with Cucumber Tomato Salad
Goulash with Gnocchi Lamb with Torn Bread and Apricot Stuffing
Fennel Roasted Rack of Pork with Maple Syrup
Light Butter Chicken
Manchego-Crusted Pork with Romesco Sauce
Taleggio and Pancetta Baked Pasta
Rice Salad with Broad Beans, Asparagus and Smoked Trout
Baked Leek and Goats Cheese Risotto and Apple and Celery Salad
Potato, Courgette and Mozzarella Fritters
Cinnamon Chocolate Mousse
Ginger Pear Upside Down Pudding

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 18437 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (30 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00810SBXY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #137,347 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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BILL GRANGER is a self-taught cook who steadfastly believes that food should always be a joy, never a chore. His easy-going approach to cooking is an essential element in his enduring popularity. Bill opened his first restaurant, bills, in Sydney at the age of 22, and bills Surry Hills only three years later; a third Sydney restaurant was opened in July 2005. In March 2008 he opened his first restaurant in Tokyo and he is working on opening a restaurant in London.

Bill's previous books include bills Sydney food, bills food, bills open kitchen, simply bill, Every Day, Holiday and Feed Me Now. In all, he has sold over 850,000 books and been translated into six languages. He also works with various gourmet magazines, including Waitrose Food Illustrated and Australia's and the Netherlands's delicious. magazines. His television series, bills food, launched in 2004 and has been broadcast worldwide in no less than 27 countries; in the UK alone over two million viewers watched it on BBC TV. His second tv series Bill's Holiday screened in the UK and Australia early in 2009.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What's in the fridge/cupboard today? 8 Oct 2012
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I think it would be fair to say that this isn't the most innovative cookbook around, and there are recipes which are variations on a well-known or commonplace dish. The layout is good, separated into chapters based on a key ingredient (e.g. chicken, steak, rice potatoes, beans, cheese, etc) which makes it easy to pick up something in the shop, like a pork chop or chicken breast, and then make it a bit more interesting. Frequently, once you have the fresh ingredients - meat, fish or veg - the recipe uses store cupboard items. Although the recipes are simple to prepare, you do need to watch the overall timings. Whilst some recipes could be on the table within thirty minutes, others involve reasonably lengthy prep and cooking times.

I think the book may encourage people to vary a standard recipe with different ingredients or flavourings or even to try something new. For example, there is a baked potato & coleslaw recipe - hardly revolutionary - but in this case the coleslaw is based on kohlrabi. I happened to see some in my local farmshop, never having tried it before, inspired to do so by reading the book. I have also tried the preceding recipe for potato, courgette & mozzarella fritters (very more-ish and will become a staple in our house).

On the day the book arrived, I had a pork chop in the fridge for my husband, and some leftover sour cream. Flicking through the book I came across a recipe for braised chops with leek & mustard and gave it a go. My husband certainly enjoyed his meal and it required little or no effort. Another recipe I tried did require a longer prep/cooking time: this was a chick pea, tomato & spinach cottage pie.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeping it simple 21 Nov 2012
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This is the second Bill Granger cookbook that I own (the other being the excellent Bill's Basics) and it has quickly found it's place as a favourite in my kitchen. It's as beautifully presented as you'd imagine a Granger cookbook to be, and whilst some reviewers have given it negative reviews due to the recipes simplicity, for me there is place for 'Easy'. I don't always want to slave away in the kitchen for hours on end to produce great food, sometimes I need to cook something that is ready to eat in a sort time, or something that can be quickly assembled and left in the oven for a couple of hours allowing me to get on with other important things. It is on these occasions when 'Easy' makes perfect sense, and it is for that simple reason that I highly recommend Granger's latest book.
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[]Australian chef and restaurateur, Bill Granger, has become somewhat of a household name over the years, most notably due to his television series 'Bill's Food' and his appearances on the likes of GMTV etc. With nine books already under his belt, Granger's tenth cookbook to hit the (highly competitive) shelves is entitled 'Easy'. The book was first published in August of 2012.

Like with his previous cookbooks, this latest endeavour is based around a particular idea - this one being simple, laidback and easy recipes. To quote the book's objective "Bill offers 100 fantastically mid-week-achievable dishes". Fair do's - it's a cookbook that would therefore probably appeal to most people. So how did it fair up with this goal?

Firstly, the book is split into sixteen chapters, each dealing with a particular predominant ingredient. These are:

Piece of Chicken - 18 pages (7 recipes)
Fillet of Fish - 16 pages (7 recipes)
Slab of Steak - 16 pages (6 recipes)
Leg of Lamb - 16 pages (6 recipes)
Pork Chop - 16 pages (5 recipes)
Mince & Sausages - 16 pages (6 recipes)
Pack of Pasta - 14 pages (6 recipes)
Bag of Rice - 16 pages (6 recipes)
Handful of Grains - 14 pages (6 recipes)
Sack of Potatoes - 14 pages (6 recipes)
Tin of Beans - 16 pages (7 recipes)
Slice of Cheese - 14 pages (6 recipes)
Carton of Eggs - 14 pages (6 recipes)
Apples & Pears - 14 pages (5 recipes)
Punnet of Berries - 12 pages (5 recipes)
Block of Chocolate - 14 pages (5 recipes)

Each chapter is presented awash with full-page colour shots of the dishes and related photographs chosen to make the overall presentation of the book look good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy, tasty and fun 3 Mar 2013
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Of all the cookbooks I own, Bill Granger's are becoming a fast favourite. This latest offering is no exception. Anything that gives you tasty meals, quickly and easily, is a winner for me. Alongside the recipes, Bill's relaxed style makes you feel like you can accomplish any of the dishes and more.

This particular book contains 100 simple recipes - perfect for tasty, achievable teas and dinners. It's split into 16 different chapters, each concentrating on a different ingredient with recipes for that item. The ingredients/chapters are: Piece of chicken, Fillet of fish, Slab of steak, Leg of lamb, Pork chop, Mince and sausages, Pack of pasta, Bag of rice, Handful of grains, Sack of potatoes, Tin of beans, Slice of cheese, Carton of eggs, Apples and pears, Punnet of berries and Block of chocolate. I really like this approach to a cookery book as more often than not, I have the ingredients and want something to make with them.

The recipes themselves contain a great mixture of everything from the traditional to the fancy. Having said that, even the fancy dishes are presented in such a way that they don't seem too difficult to make and actually make you want to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. There's everything from omlettes, baked potatoes, meatballs and chocolate cake through to baked aubergine, quinoa fritters and gnocchi goulash. A really good mix.

Most of the recipes have a picture - a plus from me - although not always on the same page as the recipe. The recipes themselves have a clear ingredient list and clear instructions and without much of the waffle that's common in some cookbooks.

Overall, I feel this is a really nice cookbook and one that I can recommend. While I don't like it as much as Bill's previous books, it's still a great buy. 4 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EASY COOKBOOK
Have previously purchased two EASY cookbooks as gifts. 0ne for my brother - a chef - uses it all the time. Great gift.
Published 3 months ago by KATHLEEN SCOTT
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
Love this book - easy to find ingredients, easy to cook and great recipes! Worth it for the pictures alone...
Published 5 months ago by Miss J L Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy
loved the book, really easy recipes to cook and follow and taste Devine. i have another of his books and that is good too.
Published 7 months ago by tracy hodges
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely easy book tho follow.
GreAt book and prompt delivery. I gave one theses books as a pressie and it was well received . I would definitely recommend it.
Published 9 months ago by Frances Duffy
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy!!!
Nice fun recipes, not too lengthy either liek some of Bills past books. It covers all times of day and good photos
Published 18 months ago by Sampada Wagle
4.0 out of 5 stars Brill Bill
Another winner from Bill. Even if you don't follow the recipes line by line - they are so inspiring to cook your own versions anyhow.
Published 18 months ago by GillC65
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful cook book
Beautiful illustrations easily read and fairly user friendly.
The only complaint is that I didn't see any UK substitutes for some of the ingredients that are unusual and more... Read more
Published 19 months ago by J. MC
5.0 out of 5 stars easy and delicious
I'm not much of a cook, but I had some friends coming over for dinner and wanted to do something a bit special, without it being difficult or fiddly. Read more
Published 19 months ago by JamieJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, creative and simple dishes!
I was bought this book by a friend, and it has been my cooking bible ever since! Bill has created a vast selection of tasty and simple meals- my particular favourite is the spanish... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Doulous
5.0 out of 5 stars great gift
This book was a gift, requested by the person, he is delighted, and says that it very informative and easy to follow
Published 20 months ago by pauline
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