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Mary Berry Cooks [Kindle Edition]

Mary Berry
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In this brand-new official tie-in to Mary’s much-anticipated BBC2 series, the nation's best-loved home cook invites you into her kitchen to share the secrets of her favourite dishes to make for family and friends.

Mary Berry Cooks
features all the recipes from the show, along with Mary’s menus for each episode – from a warming Kitchen Supper or a Sunday Roast to a Summer Buffet or an Afternoon Tea.

This all-new collection of 100 mouth-watering, simple recipes offers the perfect meal for any occasion. It includes dinner party staples such as Slow-Roast Shoulder of Lamb or Cottage Pie with Dauphinoise Potato Topping, special summer lunches such as Fiery Red Rice Salad and Summer Pudding, and of course, her trademark cakes and bakes.

Accompanied by Mary's no-nonsense, no-fuss advice on preparing ahead, each fool-proof meal is made easy, so that you can cook with confidence.

Whether a family lunch or a simple one-pot supper for friends, Mary's carefully tested recipes and comprehensive advice make Mary Berry Cooks the perfect kitchen companion.

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Book Description

A brand-new collection of delicious recipes to accompany Mary’s new BBC TV series, Mary Berry Cooks.

About the Author

Mary Berry is the nation's favourite baker and the much-loved judge on the BBC's The Great British Bake Off. She has been teaching the nation to cook for over four decades and has over 70 books to her name, including Mary Berry At Home and Mary Berry's Baking Bible. In 2009 Mary was awarded the highly coveted Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2012 she was made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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Mary Berry is the author of more than sixty cookery books, including her bestselling Aga book. She has presented several television cookery series and is a regular guest on programmes such as 'Saturday Cooks'. She contributes to radio programmes and cookery magazines, and is loved for her practical and unfussy approach to preparing and serving food. She gives many demonstrations around the country and when at home loves being with her family and tending to her lovely garden, her other great passion.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Last night I spent a couple of hours preparing today's lunch - no panic, no stress. Mary gave instructions on preparing vegetables ahead and said it was perfectly feasible to reheat the veg in the oven the next day: cooked red cabbage, sweet potato, carrots and broccoli - you half cook them, cool down with water and display them beautifully on a dish. The dish was covered with foil and just heated up the next day for 25 mins. The yorkshire puddings were made the night before - 8 minutes reheating on the day - perfect! I even par roasted the roast potatoes, chilled them and just continued cooking for 25 minutes the next day.

The joint of meat was a 5lb lamb shoulder - cooked slowly for 3 to 4 hours. Whilst the meat was resting I could heat up all the above. The result - very happy well fed 8 family members. Don't stress or over complicate things - following Mary's down to earth tips will leave you feeling great, not frazzled and worn out so you can enjoy spending time with friends and family.
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162 of 175 people found the following review helpful
By gabytoo
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Kindle version of this book a major disappointment. Am huge fan of Mary Berry for many years and have used her recipes constantly,more so than any other food writer. I have 5 books and on my second copy of Complete Cookbook due to seriously constant use over the years, so much so that I had to replace the first copy. Bought the Kindle version of Mary Berry Cooks and am crushed that the print is so so faint. The print can only be described as faint and fainter - with parts eg. A Dinner Party menu unreadable. The photographs are so small they tell you nothing and they are not worth printing. I will use the kindle version as a handy reference for ingredients at the shops and as a reminder when in the kitchen to cook with, but would not recommend this version. I will go out and buy the book. The contents are worth reading, I learnt to freeze food from her earlier books years ago and saved a lot of time and money by following her advice. Plus the recipes are my style of cooking. But I can not read parts of the book in the kindle version and until they improve the print I would not tell a friend to buy this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mary Berry Cooks 5 Mar. 2015
The Great English Baking Show' on PBS, was such a fun show to watch. My family loved all of the contestants and in particular, the Judges, Mary and Paul. We were entranced with the baking, and since I collect cookbooks, I looked for a cookbook authored by Mary Berry.

This cookbook came out in 2014, and Mary tells us a little about her life in the opening chapter. She talks about the foods she likes to cook and bake, with a synopsis of what the cookbook entails. There are 320 pages and the cookbook, itself is very well edited. Each chapter has several photos of the foods covered. I was disappointed that each food recipe did not have it's own photo. Mary gives us an idea of what she feels should be in every pantry. She discusses herbs, spices, vinegars, the types of sugars, pastas, mustards in her home. What you can freeze, and the opportunity to freeze meals. Menu planning and how much to cook covers several pages.

Nine chapters follow, covering Canapés, Starters, Family Favorites, Spectacular Suppers, A Classic Roast, Vegetables and Salads, Cold Desserts, Hot Puddings, and Afternoon Tea. She finishes with a Conversion Table, which would have been better served for me placed in the beginning.

All of the recipes are written in the metric version, and the English standards. Oven temps are in Celcius, recipe ingredients are in grams and millimeters. It is a shame the U.S. has not converted to the Metric system as the rest of the world. The other issue for some would be the types of foods used in the UK. They eat a lot of lamb, venison, potted shrimp, minced meat and other various and sundry foods. However, most of the ingredients can be found. Another disappointment was the lack of baked desserts.
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101 of 111 people found the following review helpful
By Stephen Reid TOP 500 REVIEWER
This is a lovely book: well written and with great photographs of most (but not all) of the dishes.

Mary Berry makes me feel that she is cooking not to show off her skills, but for the delight of producing good food and serving it for other people to enjoy. There is something essentially modest and unassuming about her style, both on television and in this book. Her focus is the food and the pleasure it will bring to people to use her recipes and eat the results.

The recipes are preceded by useful sections about running an efficient kitchen, ingredients to keep and advice on freezing, The recipes are relatively simple, clear to follow and well laid out. They detail the dishes that she is showing on television in the current series.

This is a book about good food: unpretentious, tried, trusted and able to be adopted with confidence. Well worth buying and trying. Five stars.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mary Berry does it again! 11 April 2014
By Jille
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
An excellent book to accompany the recent series. Easy recipes, beautiful photos, a real pleasure to own. A book that you will use time and time again
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76 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous and delicious 2 Mar. 2014
As you'd expect from Mary, it's a beautiful book with plenty of delicious-sounding recipes and good advice. We've only cooked the stir-fried pork so far but it was delicious, so I can't wait to try the rest. The photography is lovely too, it really feels like you're at home with Mary.
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