A gorgeous supper, nowadays, is often the treat at the end of the day. We've all but given up on breakfast, and lunch for many is a grab-and-go affair. But at the end of the day, we get to shift gear. We change out of our work clothes, sit down with our nearest and dearest, and exchange news and share our lives. Time is an important factor here. Weekday suppers should be practical, simple, and not take up too much time at the end of the day. Annie Bell loves these kinds of suppers, and with her expertise, cooking an easy, satisfying dinner becomes something we can all accomplish. The recipes in 'Gorgeous Suppers' are all doable on a work night, while still offering all the comfort of a home-cooked meal. Some are perfect for those working from home, where a little break in the middle of the day to throw a stew together is easily managed, and the oven does the rest for you while you put a few more hours of work in. With chapters like Soups, Birds, Meat and Vegetables, there's something for everyone, no matter how small or large their appetite, while clever sections on Beginnings and Endings helps you transform any supper into a full-blown dinner in a few easy steps.
Annie Bell began her careeer as a chef before becoming a full-time cookery writer and author. She spent several years as cookery writer for Vogue, then as food writer on the Independent. She currently writes for the Mail on Sunday's YOU magazine, and is a contributor to Country Living and Waitrose Kitchen. She was winner of the Guild of Food Writers' Cookery Writer of the Year Award in 2003. She is the author of the Gorgeous series: Gorgeous Cakes, Gorgeous Desserts, Gorgeous Suppers, Gorgeous Greens and Gorgeous Christmas plus Soup Glorious Soup, The Camping Cookbook and The Picnic Cookbook.
'Annie Bell's simple recipes are just the ticket' BBC Good Food Magazine
'The Queen of outdoor cooking' Shelia Dillon, BBC Food Programme
'Annie Bell is a bright light among Britain's food writers' Nigel Slater