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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857206168
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857206169
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 2.6 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Our family has always loved food... Victoria and I always ended up in the kitchen because that s where Mummy was. We d do our homework at the table and end up watching her cooking. She died of cancer when I was 16 and Victoria was 14. We took on her role there was nothing else we knew how to do. When Daddy went shopping he d buy the same things every week, and we d cook from it, mainly comfort food, stuff we had learnt from Mummy... I was so scared when I went on Celebrity Masterchef and was faced with all the ingredients. But when I saw a chicken leg I thought, I m just going to do chicken and mash, because then I ll feel like I m at home. ... I didn t care if nobody bought it; it was just important to have a book of Mummy s and both grandmas recipes' - Stella, Sunday Telegraph 7/10

'Actress and Celebrity Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner remembers her late mother through their shared passion for cooking. Now Lisa s daughter is learning about her too. What endures? What do we bequeath to successive generations? Objects, certainly a treasured piece of jewellery, the family silver but what about less tangible gifts such as traditions, templates for living or memories strong enough to provoke laughter and tears decades later? Or even the way a particular taste, piquant on the tongue, can summon those who are long gone' - The Scotsman Magazine

'In her book, Recipes from my Mother to my Daughter, she re-creates those dishes - keeping her mum s memory alive and passing on that love of home cooking to her daughter Billie. The book has luscious photographs and easy-to-follow recipes' - The People

But though Lisa, like her mother, adores entertaining, she did not recognise the extent of her ability, or realise how finely tuned her palate was, until she won BBC1 s Celebrity MasterChef in 2010. 'Lisa elevates humble food into something beautiful,' said Gregg Wallace after her victory.
I think she [mother] would be proud that I love cooking; proud of my book...She was instrumental in everything I ve done with my life. To me she was just magic - Daily Mail

'My mother, Julie, was a brilliant cook and would cook all the time. She did family food but also cordon bleu - she loved going on cookery courses and would write her own recipes down. She was always in the kitchen and the way I got to hang out with her was to be in the kitchen with her. That's how the kitchen became a place of comfort to me.' - Families, The Metro --Daily Mail

In her book Recipes from my Mother to my Daughter she re-creates those dishes- keeping her mum s memory alive and passing on that love of home cooking to her daughter Billie. The book has luscious photographs and easy-to-follow recipes --The People

But though Lisa, like her mother, adores entertaining, she did not recognise the extent of her ability, or realise how finely tuned her palate was, until she won BBC1 s Celebrity MasterChef in 2010. 'Lisa elevates humble food into something beautiful,' said Gregg Wallace after her victory.

I think she [mother] would be proud that I love cooking; proud of my book...She was instrumental in everything I ve done with my life. To me she was just magic --Daily Mail

About the Author

Actress Lisa Faulkner won Celebrity MasterChef in 2010, and has since then cooked regularly in a number of the country's leading restaurants. She co-presented Channel 5's Family Cook Off! with Matt Dawson, and has also presented BBC 2's Heir Hunters. Lisa continues to be a regular guest chef on ITV's This Morning, a panellist on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff and has a number of upcoming new drama projects for the BBC.

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Debbie on 23 Mar. 2012
Format: Hardcover
I own hundreds of cookery books. Delia has long been one of my tutors and I've evolved with a sprinkling of Josceline Dimbleby, a good dollop of Jamie Oliver and a squeeze of Nigella.

Why then do I need another cookery book?

Lisa's book and is much more than a cookery book. Her recipes look tempting and easy to make and really look like they will work and become favourites with my family too.

What is different is her life story interwoven with her recipes - quite enchanting to read and brought many a tear to my eye. I'm sure her family are incredibly proud of her - she comes across as a delightful lady.

Lisa - if you ever read this, you have inspired me with your book and I'm certain your Mum will be smiling down on you.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Rogers on 8 Mar. 2012
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book last weekend and have already tried several recipes. The slow cooked chilli using a hint of paprika and chorizo gives a new spin on an old classic. Also tried Victoria's lasagne cooked especially for my teenage son and his friends - it got a definate thumbs up. The recipe's are delicious and Lisa's approach to cooking for her family and friends is delightful.
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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful By K. G. Goddard on 1 Mar. 2012
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This is a lovely book, full of manageable recipes for the whole family to make. Lisa's love of cooking is evident and comes through with the little stories she tells with each recipe. A wonderful addition of my quite extensive cookbook collection.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Drew Ireson on 6 Mar. 2012
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Like most people I've had my share of cookbooks, but this is the first I've read all the way through, picking up ideas as I go.

Not only is a lovely book full of inspiring, beautiful photos with a very British jubilee feel to them, it also tells a wonderful story and introduces each recipe with a personal story from Lisa Faulkner. The introduction is very inspiring and moving, ordinarily I would of said this type of introduction was unnecessary for a cookbook. However it isn't, it sends me back to my childhood and the food I grew up with and got me in the mood to cook.

Although Lisa's culinary fame came about through winning Celeb Master Chef, the recipes are suited for all abilities. Many cookbooks I own have dishes way out of my cooking range, this book has wide selection suitable for all skill levels.

My favourite dishes so far that I've tried are rice crispie chicken, Betty's corned beef pie, macaroni cheese and the amazing Beef Wellington. Beef Wellington is my favourite dish of all time and this is the only recipe I've managed to pull off with great reviews from friends and family. I never need to buy store made again! The book is divided into seasons, I can't wait for summer to try some of the delicious looking BBQ dishes.

Overall this is a lovely book, with lovely recipes, lovely photos with a lovely personal touch from the lovely Lisa Faulkner.

Highly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Susie J on 7 Sept. 2013
Format: Hardcover
I have had this book for months now and it is my bible. I've cooked nearly every recipe in it and have received nothing but praise which for me is unusual and amazing. Lisa has given me the confidence to try anything and I am so grateful for that. I feel like I can cook now. I could not recommend this book high enough whether you are getting started or competent.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Sue Ryan on 3 April 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Recipes from my Mother for my Daughter

I was so excited when I discovered I could download this recipe book onto my Kindle. It looks to be a lovely book with good reviews of the hardback version. I spend time abroad and imagined this would make it so easy to have my recipe books both at home and away. Unfortunately, the book is unusable even on the highest font. I guess the type face in the paper version must be in different colours, none of which have reproduced well on the Kindle. The lack of contrast makes it impossible to see unless you have a good light and a magnifying glass. Not a good stance when one is trying to follow a recipe. I am so disappointed because it looks to have some great recipes in it. I am left now wondering whether to buy the paper version but that defeats my original decision of having it on Kindle so I could use it abroad without the weight of the book taking up my luggage allowance. I do hope Amazon will be able to rectify this. I have contacted Amazon Kindle and they are to refund the payment.
I have given it 4 stars because I am not criticising the book - just warning other Kindle users to beware.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Irma on 16 Mar. 2012
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Each recipe contains a personalised introductory note which makes the reader feel closer to the author. You wouldn't feel intimidated by a professional chef but rather cooking with a friend who wants to share her experience. Also, you will find pictures showing you how the final product should look like and how to serve it. Ingredients are easy to find and you won't require exotic cooking utensils.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Patsy on 2 Mar. 2012
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What an excellent and different cook book. It is partly auto biographical with interesting recipes and makes you want to experiment and try them.
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