- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Press; First Edition edition (7 Oct. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091938023
- ISBN-13: 978-0091938024
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Stewed! Hardcover – 7 Oct 2010
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Stewed! founder Alan Rosenthal quit his job in DVD product management after a stew-reka moment while on the Circle line on his way to work. He decided to create dishes full-time, and stewed! was an instant success. After Budgens and Harvey Nicholls started stocking the brand, both Ocado, Waitrose and Sainsburys came on board. Alan currently has four products in the stewed! range with more on the way in 2010.
Eighty amazing one-pot stew recipes from around the world – from spicy curries to classic casserolesSee all Product Description
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The key is the blend of ingredients - the author never over uses herbs but always adds the 'right' ones, so that every recipe takes fresh and light, even when it's hearty. He's big on pre-browning your meat, but I sometimes just put everything in a slow cooker and it's nearly as good. Also, I sometimes use a different meat to the one he suggests - substituting beef for lamb, or chicken for beef, depending on what's in the fridge - and the recipes all work with these variations. No recipe is too complicated either, this is written by someone eager to eat, rather than about the 'art' of cooking!
The best part of this book, though, is that it is international; recipes are divided into continents (European, Asian, American etc) so you can cook whatever you are in the mood for. Within each of the sections are recipes you may have tried or heard of before, and many you may not have -I cook from scratch every day and I reckon I hadn't come across about a quarter of these before.
Do yourself a favour, buy this book, get down to the supermarket for the key ingredients he uses (it took me about 20 minutes to flick through them all and write a herbs & spices list for what I didn't already have in), invest in a Le Crueset or similar cast-iron hob-to-oven pot, and enjoy!
I for one, have logged on to buy copies for all my friends for Christmas.....
This is a refreshing change from normal stew recipes and unlike lots of other cook books doesn't call for loads of unnecessary ingredients or unobtainable elements in the recipes. All seem very straight forward and I will be trying out at least 70% of all the recipes in the book as I get round to them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought as a Christmas present, enjoyed so much I kept it for myself-some great recipes.Published 15 months ago by Mr. A. J. Wheaton
so many varied recipes and you will not be stuck for choice, I've bought this as a gift for friends and they love it too, a real kitchen must have.Published on 25 May 2014 by kitchen diva
Interesting to read, easy to make, delicious to eat. We love the author and recipes!
You must try it!
I bought this because I had never used a slow cooker before; silly me, it isn't about slow cookers! It is such a fabulous recipe book that it is never on the shelf! Read morePublished on 10 Nov. 2013 by Margaret Peters