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My Daddy Cooks: 100 Fresh New Recipes for the Whole Family Hardcover – 26 May 2011


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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (26 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144471371X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444713718
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 2.3 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nick Coffer, of the video blog MyDaddyCooks.com, and his son Archie whip up a storm in this 100-recipe book. It's not all cupcakes, either - the baked risotto and Mexican lasagne is dinner-party standard. (Independent)

I have never worked my way through a book like I have done with My Daddy Cooks! (Cathy Ranson, editor of netmums.com)

Nick Coffer's book My Daddy Cooks is full of what he calls "Tuesday night food" - lots of quick kitchen to table dishes which are nonetheless made from scratch - clever, simplified meals, with no reliance on anything processed. (Guardian)

Finally a collection of delicious and interesting recipes for all the family. Fantastic book, inspirational and easy to follow. Get your copy of this must-have book today. (Flying Start)

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100 recipes for the whole family from the hit video blog My Daddy Cooks

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Whittle on 23 May 2011
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I'm a keen cook and as such I have many, many cookbooks strewn around my kitchen. However two things bug me about the cookbooks I've purchaed in the past, firstly it's rare to find a cookbook that contains recipes that the whole family can enjoy from my little toddler to grandpa and secondly, buying a cookbook is sometimes a leap of faith - will I find the ingredients? Am I capable of cooking the recipes? Do I actually want to cook from this book time and time again?

No such problems with Nick Coffers genius cookbook. I'm a follower of his blog so I was expecting good things from this book and I haven't been disappointed so far. All his recipes are written in a wonderfully easy to follow style and are prefaced with a little passage about the recipe and what it's all about. You can find all the ingredients in your local highstreet, there's no specialist equipment to purchase and all the recipes can be rustled up in no time at all. But by far the best thing about this cookbook is that at the end of the cooking process you end up with fresh, tasty, family friendly food.

There is also a big. big bonus with this cookbook - although I imagine adults will love cooking from it, the recipes are fabulous to do with your children! My daughter is 19 months old and already helps me prepare lunch, dinner and bake cakes. She has helped (just like Archie) in a few of the recipes now and loves to flick through the book whilst i'm cooking pointing out the pictures of Archie and the food.

If you buy only one cookbook this year, make it this one - you will not be disappointed, it will not languish on the shelf untouched, it will be used, battered and covered in food debris though!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amy Lane on 11 Jun. 2011
Format: Hardcover
We love this book so much it has been used everyday since we bought it and hasn't even made it onto the kitchen shelf yet!

As a busy parent it is so easy to get stuck in a rut with family mealtimes, making the same few dishes over and over again. My Daddy Cooks is packed full of interesting but simple recipes, perfect for the whole family. There are also some of those great classics that we all love cooking, which have been given a My Daddy Cooks twist - the turbo-quick shepherd's pie was a huge hit in our house.

I was really pleased to find that I could make lots of the recipes from everyday ingredients that I usually have in the house. There is nothing more off-putting than finding you need special ingredients that aren't readily available in the local supermarket! This makes meal planning super quick and easy - I can often pick up the book at the last minute and find something tasty to cook straight away.

This is most definitely not a children's cook book, but a recipe book suitable for all the family - in fact, some of the dishes would be perfect served up to friend's at an informal dinner party. However, many of the recipes are perfect for little hands to help with and my children love helping mix up the batter for fruity popovers at the weekend. Having watched Nick and Archie cooking together regularly over on the My Daddy Cooks blog, my children insist on helping most of the time! I am always confident that the recipes will turn out well, knowing that they have been put to the test under rigorous circumstances by a busy parent, with a toddler, in a small kitchen - things most of us face when preparing family meals.

With a lovely layout and easy to follow recipes, I can see that this book is going to be a firm favourite in our household for a long time to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Becky on 7 Jun. 2011
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The wonderful new cook book My Daddy Cooks has just been released perfectly in time for Fathers Day.I think books are the best gift idea becuse they give hours of pleasure and can be passed around too. Let me tell you about this one.

Nick Coffer the author first came to my attention as a video blogger . In 2009 with his businness struggling in the recession, Nick decided to become a stay at home dad to his son Archie. He has never looked back and clearly adored this time with his son. A life long foodie it was importnat to Nick to encourage his toddler to love and appraciate and be involved with food. So they started to cook in Nickfs tiny kitchen together . Soon they stated a video blog about their adventures at MY DADDY COOKS The blog was immediately a huge success (not just because oif the food also because Archie is just so darn so cute) and Nick began to create his own recipes. These have been extremely well received from the start.

Soon Nick had a regular radio show on three counties radio and now his book has been released showcasing 100 fresh new recipes for the whole family. What started out as a hobby, something fun to do with his son, has become so much more. What a great thing to share.

Let me tell you why I think My Daddy Cooks is such a great recipe book. Nick focuses on fresh, healthy and intersting and who does not apsire to cook that way for their family? AND ( and this is key) Nick has shown you can make his wonderful dishes

¡In a tiny kitchen
¡On a modest budget
¡with an inquisitive toddler under foot
and thatfs why his recipes are simple, straightforward, economical and speedy.
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