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Ainsley Harriott
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Book Description

2 July 2009

Ainsley Harriott is the master of fast, flavoursome and fabulous food and he has created a collection of mouth-watering recipes that use a maximum of five ingredients, perfect for the time-short, budget-conscious cook.

Choosing recipes that burst with flavours from all around the world, television's favourite chef, Ainsley Harriott, has used his flair for creating meals in minutes by taking the simplest ingredients and creating delicious dishes with minimum fuss and expense. Using easily accessible ingredients, Ainsley's recipes include fresh salads, succulent fish and meat dishes, healthy pastas, vegetarian delights, sizzling barbecue ideas and tempting desserts; all using just five key ingredients, plus salt, pepper and oil.

There'll be no more looking at an ingredients list and groaning at all the shopping and chopping you'll have to do. Ainsley has created an essential cookbook that's sure to be the only extra ingredient you'll need in your kitchen.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (2 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563539240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563539247
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 18.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

One of the nation's all-time favourite television chefs, Ainsley Harriott has become a much-loved face on our screens as the presenter of Ready Steady Cook and several other series. His recipe books have sold a total of 2 million copies worldwide and include the Feel-Good Cookbook, Ainsley's Barbecue Bible, Meals in Minutes, Low-fat Meals in Minutes, All New Meals in Minutes, Big Cook Out, the Friends and Family Cookbook and Just Five Ingredients. Ainsley lives in London with his wife and children.

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"Offers simple, creative, and inspired dishes." (Library Journal)

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Fast, flavoursome food using no more than five ingredients - Ainsley Harriott at his best

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fab idea, Ainsley 21 July 2009
As soon as this book hit the kitchen, dishes were being created from the stuff I had around. Everything has been really tasty, easy, and with only five ingredients, fits well into a busy life. Plan to make most of the dishes at some point soon.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ainsley: Just Five 21 Aug 2009
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I bought this item as it appeared to offer simple varied recipes with manageable ingredients and reasonable prep times. I'm pleased to say that it has delivered all that I wanted. Great ideas, lots of variety and easy to follow.

I especially like the fact that it has a paragraph about the dish before you get into the usual ingredient list and prep instructions. This tells you about the flavours, the idea and alternative ways to use it. Great idea.

Good book to have in the collection.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Banana Bread...ever 14 July 2009
Good book, really simple recipes with ideas for extra ingredients for some dishes if you desire...and the best and easiest Banana Bread ever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick fire 10 Aug 2009
One thing you can be sure of when looking inside an Ainsley Harriot book is that the meals won't take much time to create from his recipes. This is good, especially for those with a busy schedule. It's also a great reminder for those of us who 'cook a bit' that we don't need fancy foodstuffs to create a darn good meal. Naturally, not everything will suit everybody but that's what's good about this book - with so many recipes there is something for everyone so you can pick and chose and, with only five ingredients (plus 'season to taste'), it won't cost an arm and a leg nor will it cost you much in time either.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly easy cooking 9 Jan 2010
By J. Ship
Bought for 15 year old studying GCSE in food tech and he (and his family!) haave used several of the straight forward recipes. Ainsley's desciptions are mouth watering and they are quick and easy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ainsley harriot - just 5 10 Aug 2009
I thought this book was excellent. It has simple tasty dishes that are easy to create and experiment with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Ingredients indeed! 14 Sep 2013
By LizR
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The recipes in this book are destined to make your mouth water. I think it an excellent buy and it will be used over and over again because everything in it is "makeable". There are, however, more than five ingredients used in the recipes - a bit of cheating going on here - okay those "added ingredients" may be oil and salt and pepper but they are ingredients so it should really be called something like Possibly Upto EIght Ingredients. Having said this it is an excellent buy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars VERY HANDY BOOK TO HAVE IN THE KITCHEN 10 Aug 2009
This is a great cook book, with only 5 ingredients needed for each recipe, there is always something you can make from what you have in the cupboard, fridge, or freezer. Try the Chicken and Squash Risotto, it's fantastic.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good book
Published 18 days ago by Mr. B. Shurley
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
So easy and soooo tasty. If you only buy on recipe book this year buy this one as it makes tasty meals affordable
Published 15 months ago by Mrs S Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly simple book
This book is my current favourite, its very simple to follow and refreshing as it doesn't need lots of store cupboard items that you don't normally have in, therefore you do... Read more
Published on 28 Nov 2011 by Jmr
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Wife loves this simple to use and follow book of menus which only have 5 ingredients. The food tastes great and it saves money too.
Published on 10 Oct 2011 by D H WHYTE
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good do-able family cookery book from Ainsley
Ainsley is really connected with people and the busy lives we lead today.

In this book, he shows that he is aware that many people have developed discerning palates and... Read more
Published on 8 Oct 2009 by A. C. Roberts
1.0 out of 5 stars Hopeless
This bloke represents everything that is wrong with cooking in the UK. Simple. Simplistic. Annoying. If you want to learn to cook then do not learn from this book. Read more
Published on 14 Sep 2009 by D. Downie
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Five Ingredients
Excellent. Another good book by Ainsley. He never fails to come up with new ideas for turning simple ingredients into something special. Another winner.
Published on 26 Aug 2009 by Ms. S. Haller
5.0 out of 5 stars brave and courageous
This is a movingly written account of one man's battle to survive with limited resources at his disposal, as the title suggests. Like me, you may well be familiar with Mr. Read more
Published on 19 Aug 2009 by Dr. M von Vogelhausen
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