- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Nourish Books (18 Aug. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848992947
- ISBN-13: 978-1848992948
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.5 x 24.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 137,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
In the Mood for Quick Family Food: Simple, Fast and Delicious Recipes for Every Family Paperback – 18 Aug 2016
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'Home-cooked food that's tasty and stress-free - this is Jo's guide for busy parents' --Jamie Oliver
About the Author
Jo Pratt is an acclaimed food stylist, writer, presenter and mother of two. As well as being the bestselling author of five cookbooks, including In the Mood for Healthy Food, you'll find Jo presenting recipes online, on TV and in newspapers and magazines.
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If you have no other cookbooks, this might serve you well and deserves three stars as its recipes cover a fair range of situations.
It's organised by week/weekend/entertaining, although you only know you've transitioned by keeping an eye on the headers at the top of the page (or a sudden change from popcorn to liver). Nothing wasted on arty photos for section breaks.
My main disappointment was I found there were too many recipes that I either had similar versions of elsewhere (rice, stews, curries...) or wouldn't consult a book at all (roast chicken, bolognaise, crumble?). It works as a collection of everyday recipes but didn't offer enough innovation for me.
There were some helpful suggestions for leftovers/freezing.
I found the ingredients lists hard to skim as they had metric/imperial/american cup measures and american ingredient names alongside the english so the lists were very chunky.
I'd be interested to read her healthy book as recipes in this one are often quite calorific (although a recipe with 100g honey (to make a baking tray of fruit leather) in this book is described as healthy, so healthy may just be swapping one sugar for another).
Have read and used several Jo Pratt books and when I saw this "new" cookery book I thought it might be a useful addition to my kitchen.
Turns out it is quite a useful book and I know that quite a few of the recipes are good as I already own it under the previous guise of "madhouse Cookbook"!
Just as well that I had a look at the contents on Amazon before ordering as I would have been furious to receive a duplicate copy.
To be fair there is a note from the publisher one one of the opening pages which confirms it was previously published with a different title but I am sure some people will still get caught out.
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I loved some of the recipes and some of them, I just didn't get like beans for breakfast but I could see that happening in other countries. I really loved how each recipe had a conversion for Fahrenheit, Celsius and Gas Mark, which is something you never see in other cookbooks and it could come in handy if needed! The way the recipes were laid out was perfect and to have good healthy recipes made this book an excellent cookbook to have around for those busy nights!
Thank You to Jo Pratt for sharing these recipes with the world to love!!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!
Author: Jo Pratt
Publisher: Watkins Media/Nourish
Genre: Cookbooks,Food & Wine
Sub Genre: Quick & Easy; Health, Fitness & Dieting
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
I receive a copy of In the Mood for Quick Family Food from the publisher & NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Jo Pratt, a well known chef, now centers her world around her work and family. Her cookbook In the Mood for Quick Family Food reflects the need for a working parent to make good tasting meals quickly that tempt their family with taste and flavor. That is something all of us can identify with. She also has a section on working with left-overs ans another with tips on doing ahead of time prep to cut down on time constraints even more. This is a cookbook for the busy individual trying to fill the multiple rolls a parent must fill.
With simple recipes that are easy to follow and recreate you will come to love this cookbook and be glad to have it on hand in your culinary library. My rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars. The cover shows it all --- even young cooks can help prepare these dishes.
Her recipes though are targeted more for a European audience as most Americans typically do not eat beans for breakfast. You'll find a recipe called Cowboy Beans-On-Toast that uses pork sausages and beans served as a breakfast meal.
Some of the other recipes you'll find in her cookbook include:
Pork and Hoisin Wrap
Salmon and Seafood Crumble
Chicken, Cheese and Corn Quesadillas
Meatballs with Olives
Classic Vanilla Sponge with Butter Icing
Review written after downloading a free galley from NetGalley.
This is not a small cookbook with a limited selection of recipes, either. In addition to the recipes, ideas are shared about how to use the leftovers, if there are any. The ingredient are listed in both metric and non-metric measurements. The author shares not only the number of servings that each recipe will make but also the cooking time.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review of this book.