- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (10 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140881093X
- ISBN-13: 978-1408810934
- Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 2.9 x 24.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Everybody, Everyday Hardcover – 10 May 2012
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"I wish I had owned this book years ago. What he teaches through his book is to know a few basic recipes inside-out and to reinvent them so that they never grow tired. This book is a winner." - winefoodhotel.com
"We really like this book, it’s very practical and down to earth, and as the title suggests is full of ideas that anyone can master. Taking basic ingredients that are available to everyone he creates delicious and wholesome recipes, perfect for your main meal of the day. Highly Recommended!" -hotbrandscoolplaces.co.uk
"One of those rare cookbooks, one that doesn’t stint on mouthwatering photography but which doesn’t let you down with poorly explained, badly edited copy either. Nor does Alex waste our time with whimsical guff about food discoveries and food stories. He has a job to do and he gets on with it very well. The clever bit, is the family-friendly angle." -
"A superb new cookery book that ticks all the boxes, written to inspire us all, even knowledgeable cooks who are open to new ideas." - Helen Peacocke, The Oxford Times
"Having been a cookery teacher for years Alex knows how to get his message across. He’s a brilliant chef, but he makes his recipes appear effortless. This is a book that knows what it’s doing and knows who it’s aimed at. It’s informative without being patronising and it’s imaginative without being intimidating." - eggsontheroof.com
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Top Customer Reviews
Alex is a very practical chef and doesn't expect the average home cook to have hours and hours to spend fiddling with endless detailed processes just for one dinner.
The book is divided into logical and interesting sections of ingredient-specific recipes but there's also so much more.
* Sensible suggestions about how to make your own kitchen a more practical and enjoyable environment
* Clarification of common cooking terms
* Excellent photos of each recipe
* Practical explanations regarding cooking equipment types and reasons for making a good choice
* Excellent photo sequences showing how to carve a chicken etc
* Informative ABC of Vegetables, seasonality and their prep' methods
Somehow Alex has managed to make words on a page actually seem encouraging - the down to earth delivery and presentation makes it comfortable and interesting for the experienced and novice cook alike.
It's rare for me to recommend a book to anyone but this is a definite exception. I've even sent a copy over to my sister-in-law in Canada!
Now I actually look forward to trying new things!
I liked his detailed descriptions of pre-preparing ingredients and also how to adapt recipes to make them suitable for babies and toddlers and also for freezing.
The 'Magic Fridge' section is the best idea I've come across in years. I've now got jars of home made pesto and Green curry paste in the fridge - and BTW, the sticky onion recipe is yummy.
Best of all, even though the recipes are put together with economy in mind - they're good enough to serve up at dinner parties too. I made huge sweet potato, bacon and tapenade tart last week and served it up with salad as a starter; Duck breast, fennel and olive as a main. (There are lots of Veggie options too!) Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this cookery book and have used it more than any other I have ever bought. Very useful as most recipes are for two people.Published on 29 July 2013 by Philip Read
This is a great book by a great chef although Alex refers to himself as a cook. The recipes use healthy ingredients & are easy to obtain (not like some cook books which use some... Read morePublished on 21 Mar. 2013 by Katie
A very easy to use simple look at everyday cookery.
Alex is an inspiration. I have his first book also and I just love the photography in it.
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Bought this book for a "gift" but will probably have to send for another! It is a truly lovely book, looking at the blurb I thought it would be a basic cookbook, for someone who... Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2013 by pixie
Another super book by Alex Mackay! I loved his book on French cooking which was a delight to read & to use. Read morePublished on 15 Jan. 2013 by Ma Banon