The weekend cook Good food for real life

Angela Hartnett

Book - 2022

"An invitation to supper at Angela Hartnett's house is a real treat. Nestled in the middle of Wilkes Street, in London's vibrant East End, you know you're going to get delicious food, great company and a relaxed atmosphere that is as far removed from the high-octane stress of a professional kitchen as it is from the awkward social anxiety that many of us face when hosting a dinner. Angela knows the secrets to throwing the most relaxed and enjoyable dinners for friends and family - sometimes mad, but always magical evenings that people talk about for months afterwards - and in this book she's going to share them. Great flavours and simple recipes abound in these pages, each one a joy to cook and eat, from satisfying dishes and comforting risottos to perfect party food and bakes to feed a hungry crowd. Collected in these pages are over 100 recipes from one of Britain's most-loved chefs, as well as time saving tips and cheats that will take the stress out of hosting and allow you to enjoy your dinner parties without breaking a sweat. The only essential ingredients are friends and family ... and lots of them."--Provided by publisher.

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London : Bloomsbury Absolute 2022.
Main Author
Angela Hartnett (author)
Other Authors
Neil Borthwick (contributor), Jonathan Lovekin (photographer)
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
282 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents unavailable.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

British chef and restaurateur Hartnett (Angela's Kitchen) serves up a helping of charm in this tempting collection of "go-to recipes that have served me well when cooking for fun at home." Inspired by friends, fellow chefs (including her husband, Neil Borthwick), and her own kitchen creations, Hartnett's recipes feature big flavors and focus on simplicity--"the key," she writes, "to enjoyable entertaining." "I really think that everyone should stop being so snobbish about ," she gently grouses of store-bought puff pastry, which she employs in her chicken pie recipe. Elsewhere, a Sunday night spaghetti comprising chili flakes, canned tomatoes, onion, and garlic comes straight from Hartnett's cupboard. Yet chef's touches are not underrepresented here; radicchio leaves are quick-pickled to elevate a salad, while a smoked mackerel inspired by Fergus Henderson's London restaurant gets dressed up in a vibrant cabbage salad with shredded beetroot. Hartnett's love of soup-making accounts for a range of ingredients that are foraged (wild garlic, chanterelles), unexpected (prunes in chicken soup), and under-utilized (mutton bones, rabbit liver). Classics of British cuisine--sausage rolls, Scotch eggs, Victoria sponge--meanwhile, get their own chapter and come executed in crowd-friendly portions. Delivering elegance with ease, this is sure to become a go-to for all types of occasions. (Sept.)

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