So...you have finished your student days! You had a great time, but want to do things a little differently now. You want to move on from tea and toast round your mate s house and broaden your cooking knowledge and repertoire to something more special. Now you ve graduated, you might have a little more money, but not necessarily more time. The recipes in the book are, on the whole, still quite simple, but with a mix of unique recipes with some different flavours and maybe some ingredients you have not used before. I have tried to use fresh ingredients and as little processed food as possible. All the recipes have been cooked, recooked and rigorously tested. The taste testers, (our friends and family) fearlessly scored each and every dish, resulting in lots of changes and some dishes not making the final cut. I have been overwhelmed by the positive response received for our previous books Nosh4students and Vegetarian Nosh4students and I hope you enjoy and, more importantly, use this book just as much. Inside this book... * Photos with EVERY recipe * Joy s Cook School * Timelines for dinner parties * Accurate pricing for EVERY meal * Rosy s Herb Garden * Recipes without weighing scales * Joy s Store Cupboard * Over 100 mouth-watering meals
I studied Art and Design at Loughborough College of Art and Design. Among other things, I now use my creativity to write cookbooks. I have been married to Ron for over 30 years and we have two sons, Ben and Tim, who have left home and are starting families.
When my sister and I were quite young, probably 5 and 6 years old, we started to cook, mainly cakes, biscuits and simple meals. By the time I was 12, we would cook Sunday lunch. I love this heritage and am passionate about good food. There is nothing I love more than having a house full of people to feed.
I started out by writing out first student cookbook back in 2001. Since then we have written new editions including vegetarian versions, graduate versions and a family cookbook. We have just finished two new books called Nosh Quick & Easy and Nosh Gluten-Free. Both these books have been inspired by comments we get from people that use our books and so we are really excited to see how they work for people in the real world.