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What to Eat Now: More Please!: Spring and Summer [Hardcover]

Valentine Warner
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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29 Jun 2009
In What to Eat Now - More Please!, Valentine Warner explores the ingredients and flavours of Spring and Summer food. Eating seasonally ties in with the zeitgeist of contemporary society and, with Valentine as our guide, we can explore the bounty of our natural larder. Containing over 100 delicious recipes that are simple to recreate at home, What to Eat Now - More Please! is the ideal companion to how we should be cooking today. When we follow the seasons, our food has the most flavour and goodness and, by eating native ingredients, food miles are lowered and we do the least possible harm to our world. Valentine has been described by many as the new Jamie Oliver - like Jamie, he shares an intense passion and enthusiasm for food and, like Jamie, he is destined to change the way a whole generation think about what they eat.

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (29 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845334876
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845334871
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Valentine Warner is a food writer and cook with a passion for nature, the seasons and mainly being outdoors. In September 2008 Valentine burst on to our TV screens with his first hit series "What to Eat Now" which saw him seeking out the best food and dishes that the four seasons have to offer. This was quickly followed up by a second series in 2009.

Valentine has recently fronted two series about "Ration Book Britain" on UKTV and has appeared on appearing on Alan Titchmarsh's ITV show Love Your Garden.

Valentine writes columns for Countryfile and Delicious and has written for The Times, The Mail on Sunday, The Guardian, The Independent, Olive, Waitrose Kitchen and many more publications.
Valentine's books What to Eat Now and What to Eat Now - More Please have both been published by Mitchell Beazley and have been bestsellers.


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The follow up to the acclaimed first volume of What to Eat Now, which covered autumn and winter food and also tied in to major prime-time BBC television series. Focus on seasonality and local produce, a key contemporary trend The television show is produced by the team behind The Naked Chef, Kitchen Nightmares, The F Word, French Leave and Two Fat Ladies. Optomen's MD, Patricia Lewellyn, producer of What to Eat Now (series one and two) is known as a 'star-maker' - Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay all owe much of their success to her. Valentine Warner is an exceptional new talent with massive A-List celebrity potential.

About the Author

Valentine Warner is a cook, forager, fisherman, and above all, culinary adventurer. He spent five years working in London's restaurant kitchens under chefs such as Alastair Little and Rose Carrarini before setting up a private catering company. In his BBC Two series What to Eat Now he celebrated seasonal cooking, travelling around our rivers, fields, woods and shores, often preparing food he's just picked, caught or shot - but that we can all buy from the shops - while paying homage to the best farmed ingredients.

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yummy 14 July 2009
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book after watching the show last week and I'm so glad I did because it's jam packed with delicious recipes. And so far all the recipes on the TV have been in the book which is great news. I must say that reading this book has already changed the way I shop and cook. I've always cooked healthily (I actually like to eat my greens) but now I look much more closely at where things come from. Last night I was in the supermarket and saw that the asparagus I was about to buy was from Peru whereas the broad beans were from just up the road, AND they were cheaper, so I bought those instead and had a delicious meal using a recipe from the book (a simple salad of broad beans and ham, it was fab). I'm really looking forward to trying some more recipes, the scones look amazing, as does the summer pudding. And this weekend I'm going to cook the orangey honeybuns that were on TV last night - the recipe looks pretty straightforward. Sorry to go on, I got carried away. Anyway, I recommend this book to you, it's all the joy of Summer in one place. I only wish Valentine came free with each copy!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome Valentine! 29 July 2009
By A Cooke
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book after watching Valentines brilliant BBC 2 programme. He is both extremely watchable and in our household a very welcome addition to the TV chef world!. His enthusiasm is clear for all to see and we love the focus on seasonal british, food. He has supplied great ideas for some of our home grown produce, such as the salads, and we are eagerly awaiting the british summer to be kind to try some of the BBQ tips....
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He's my Valentine! 22 July 2009
Format:Hardcover
I love this book and the first 'What to Eat Now'. Val is hilarious, I love him on TV. He has such a brilliant enthusiasm for food and such a refreshing style - no arrogant swearyness like some chefs - his love of eating is infectious. The recipies are fabulous and really easy - and most importantly really delicious! I am a bit of a cook book addict and have hundreds sitting on my bookshelf collecting dust as inevitably I only use a few. This is my favourite of the moment and I can't wait for the next one to take me into Winter!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A superb and novel cook book 21 Aug 2009
Format:Hardcover
I particularly liked the mixture of old and new reipes. The blackcurrant cream was a delight, I remember making something similar in the 70's. I also appreciated the quick sauces to go with the barbequed meats. Obviously I haven't tried all the dishes yet and some of the ingrients will be well nigh impossible to obtain in our area e.g. grouse. Having watched the television series, I was disappointed that there was not a section about foraging for wild herbs and salads, and I would also have liked the recipes for using leftovers, but Valentine Warner is an exciting addition to my cook book library.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious! 2 Aug 2009
Format:Hardcover
I love the series and the book. Sometimes the ingredients are a little tricky to get hold of, especially the wild herbs or wonderfully fresh octopus! But on the whole the recipes are simple, easy to follow and delicious!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What to Eat Now - More Please! 28 Aug 2009
By Rosina
Format:Hardcover
Having watched and thoroughly enjoyed the TV series I was more than disappointed by this book, most of all the lack of many of the recipes featured in the programme. When you read the recipes in the book the amount of ingredients required to re-create what is featured in the programme is all a bit unrealistic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars simple & scrummy 5 Dec 2009
Format:Hardcover
A lovely mixture of down to earth and scrumptious food, Valentine Warner's writing is so good that the book is an entertainment in itself, a real pleasure to read, nicely and slightly off the wall, very good news. He does, however, have quite a passion for chilli, various sorts indeed, and I am not a fan at all - however it's a measure of just how much I enjoy the book that I've already bought 3 for friends. And the original one, How to Eat is every bit as good in content, (I've bought 3 too)the writing maybe even better as brand new and fresh....but both are really a delight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What to Eat Now More Please: Spring and Summer 17 Sep 2009
Format:Hardcover
This book was well written, and the instructons were very clear and easy to follow, I would recommend this book to anyone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars cookery with Valentine Warner
A very interesting and informative cook book; a wide spread of fairly easy innovative and traditional recipes. Read more
Published on 27 Feb 2011 by annies
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks
Pleased to have the book which arrived in good time, was well packaged and in excellent order.
Published on 16 Sep 2010 by E. Valerie Alabaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Energetic and eclectic!
He is a joy to watch on TV, positively fizzing with excitement and almost child-like anticipation of his recipes being turned out for him to scoff. Read more
Published on 29 May 2010 by Mark Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it love it
I bough this book after seing Valentine on TV
What a funny guy and his cooking is so gorgious
I then went on to buy his other book too and I read both of them laughing... Read more
Published on 11 Feb 2010 by Gitte Vogelbein
5.0 out of 5 stars The antidote to 'F' chefs
A great book. No pretention, no frills but excellent ideas/recipes and they don't disappoint. Thank goodness for Valentine Warner - he seems so very normal and enthusiastic for all... Read more
Published on 31 Oct 2009 by J. E. Lee
3.0 out of 5 stars My Eyes Are Bigger Than My Belly
After reading "What To Eat Now" I decided to jump right in for the follow up.Unfortunately it left me with the "just one more tiny wafer mint" feeling. Read more
Published on 28 Oct 2009 by T. S. Jones
3.0 out of 5 stars Not all there.
Some interesting recipes written in Valentines own inimitable style but - be warned - the book does not contain all the recipes from the TV programmes.
Published on 12 Oct 2009 by Saloio
5.0 out of 5 stars What to eat now. More Please
Brilliant. Easy to follow and mouth watering recepies. Something for everyone. One of the best cookery books on the shelf.
Published on 11 Oct 2009 by Mr
4.0 out of 5 stars mostly luscious
lovely varied recipes,good price,but what should be lusciously presented pictures are muted and disappointing: any future editions ought to address this publisher's nightmare...
Published on 24 Sep 2009 by Diana Preston
4.0 out of 5 stars What to Eat Now More Please: Spring and Summer
What a great book at a great price. Am already looking forward to next spring so i can try out some of the recipes,worth every penny.
Published on 21 Sep 2009 by Mr. Cm Lewis
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