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Essential Recipes, 5 Nov. 2012
The ethos of this book is the enjoyment of good food and good company: from simple classics to more ambitious fare, this is cooking without fuss, with the emphasis on the pleasures of sharing the end result. The writing style is warm, unpretentious, the directions clear without being patronising. The recipes are eclectic and offer advice and inspiration for both the everyday family meal and the more lavish feast. The kind of book you could work through from beginning to end, and look forward to starting all over again, it will make you want to reach for your address book.