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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (28 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007364075
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007364077
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 3 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,567 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘He’s as good with emotive words as he is with inspirational recipes – enticing even kitchen virgins to put on a pinny. Cooking from the heart, simple dishes are a tempting tease of modern British flavours, Mediterranean sumptuousness and seasonal splendour… I’ve cooked more than a dozen recipes from the book with resounding success…Hollweg reminds us that unfussy cooking should always have pride of place in the kitchen.’ 4/5 stars, Time Out

‘A book that springs from a sound ethos: love for simple ingredients and a desire to eat and feed. Lucas’s skill is in using down-to-earth ingredients in recipes that make you salivate just by reading the title.’ delicious magazine

‘It is brilliant.’ Alex James in The Sun

‘[Lucas Hollweg’s cookery pages] are the best you’ll find in or on the English tongue.’ A. A. Gill

‘A book with a hungry heart, written by the new star of simple good food.’ Rose Prince

‘Lucas cooks from his heart and his recipes really hit the spot for entertaining at home; I’ve even lifted a couple myself.’ Mark Hix

Top of “The Way to His Heart” by Sunday Times Style

“I could happily eat for years from his ungussied recipes…Excellent.” Christopher Hirst, The Independent

“As readers of his Sunday Times column will know, Hollweg has a magical ability to combine a few ingredients into something wonderful. He knows when to elaborate – adding cardamom to a lemon-drizzle cake, say – and when to leave well alone: pork chops with mustard and capers, onion tart, fish pie. No book this year has made me salivate quite as much.” Sunday Times Culture

About the Author

Lucas Hollweg is a self-taught cook who gave up life as a food editor and features journalist to spend more time in the kitchen. His popular recipe column in The Sunday Times Style magazine has many happy readers, who enjoy his easy, laid-back and delicious grub. Good Things to Eat is his first cookbook.


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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Buivenga on 19 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a fab cookery book. I regularly follow Lucas's recipes in the Sunday Times and was delighted to see I could have a collection for my shelf.

I am a huge fan of Nigel Slater's style, he shares the recipe for what he had for his tea last night and I think Lucas is in the same category. Not particularly fancy or chefy, just great recipes.

I have already tried a number of these recipes with great success.

I would recommend this book to you without hesitation.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By spinning76 on 6 Jun 2011
Format: Hardcover
I have been working and eating my way through this brilliant book over the last four weeks. Beautifully presented and illustrated highlights have been: roast lamb stuffed with feta, mint and spinach; summer roast chicken, pea and broad bean bruschetta and tiny fig and ginger cakes.
It has become my cookbook of the moment, the only downside is that the pages are getting covered in food stains...
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Keenie on 1 May 2011
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I love this utterly delicious book by Lucas Hollweg - the recipes are easy to follow and the ones I have tried have turned out beautifully. My favourite so far is the chocolate marmalade slump cake. Good range of savoury and sweet and some basics all written as if Lucas is standing in the kitchen having a chat as you go.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By The Renaissance Girl TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 29 July 2011
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The Concept: This is a collection of recipes which Lucas enjoys to cook - they are long on flavour, and short of effort. The book is divided into the following sections:

Berries and Cherries | Birds | Cakes | Chops | Fennel | Figs | Fish | Gratins | Ice cream and sorbet | Mussels, squid and other creatures | Peaches and plums | Pies and tarts | Pudding | Risotto | Roasts | Spaghetti | Stew | Summer salads | Summer Soup | Things on toast | Winter salads | Winter soup | A word about booze | Bits and pieces.

There are between five and nine recipes in each section, and they include Strawberries in red wine with cream cheese and basil; Cherrymisu (!!); Raspberry and basil sorbet; Kale and pancetta risotto; Spaghetti with crab and mint; ruby chard with lemon and feta; and Peas, broad beans and ricotta on toast.

Who's going to buy it? All of the recipes are very straight forward - I would expect almost anyone be able to cook these The food combinations are familiar, and yet often include a variation that you know will eat well - an example of that is the cherrymisu - you know it's going to be delicious! There's a strong emphasis on fresh ingredients, eaten simply. Lovely book. Will definitely use this one..
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jane Sarah on 1 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
I bought this as I like Lucas Hollweg's recipes in the Sunday Times. The book has lots of recipes - all of which I'd like to make! They're simple but delicious and different too. Made two recipes out of 'things on toast', the cod with lentils and salsa verde (fab) and the go-with-anything cake (even fabber). I would definitely recommend this cookbook.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Tuft on 16 Aug 2011
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There are hundreds of cook books, recipe boks etc for all occasion so it is an impressive achievement to produce this book of suggestions and recipes. From it a long and experienced professional cook has produced original and interesting dishes. It is to be commended as a special book in a market which is overcrowded. the purchaser will not be disappointed
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By MAJA on 2 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
The day this book arrived, I tried out two of the dishes, much enjoyed by my guests. The recipes are easy to follow, and offer original combinations, often with a Mediterranean flavour, with lots of garlic, herbs and olive oil. I like the way Lucas has focused on favourite ingredients - there is a whole section on peaches, another on figs, an exciting prospect for summer. The book's coming away with me on holiday. Liked the photographs too.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Special K on 16 Jun 2011
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I have read Good Things to Eat from cover to cover (it's a great read BTW) and have bookmarked a list as long as my arm of the mouth-watering recipes I am looking forward to working my way through over the next few weeks/months.

While I have cooked several of Lucas's recipes from his Sunday Times column over the years (all good), so far from Good Things to Eat I have made the prawn and lemon risotto (a great store cupboard midweek supper and an unexpectedly delish combo); the cod with puy lentils and salsa verde (bloody good - the moreish salsa also goes with lots of other fish/white meat) and am typing this while the scent of roast chicken with fennel and lemon wafts enticingly from my oven...

Lucas is a great cook. His recipes are straightforward, easy to make and get you a delicious result every time. This is a cookbook that will become splattered and worn with use in my kitchen over the next few years. Buy it and it will do the same in yours.
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