Cooking Without Fuss: Stress-free Recipes for the Homecook

Cooking Without Fuss: Stress-free Recipes for the Homecook

by Simon Hopkinson (Foreword), Jonny Haughton (Author), Myles Nelson (Photographer)

Synopsis

There's not enough cooking going on - too many people have allowed themselves to be seduced by labour-saving ready-cooked meals. 'Cooking Without Fuss' is about bringing people back into the kitchen with thought-provoking and brilliantly simple recipes. Author and professional chef Jonny Haughton believes cooking doesn't have to be stressful, as long as you are organised. Throughout the book the emphasis is on recipes which are both quick and satisfying to prepare and which offer delicious, proven results. Haughton cooks professionally at the Havelock Taven - an acclaimed gastro-pub in West London. The recipes derive from The Havelock's menu of Modern British dishes. Its philosophy has always been to serve good home-cooking with an extra edge. The tried and tested dishes are guaranteed to succeed and don't rely on specialist equipment or require a high level of skill. It's the sort of food you would like to cook at home if only you had the time or inclination to do it - food that just tastes good. To accompany the recipes, the first part of the book concentrates on building core skills and how to stock and equip the kitchen. There is advice on traditional cooking principles, menu balancing and cooking for crowds and how to get organized before you start cooking. This is a book that encourages readers to cook with enjoyment and a minimum of stress - a must for every home-cook's (and would-be home cook's) bookshelf.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Pavilion
Published: 22 Sep 2005

ISBN 10: 1862056994
ISBN 13: 9781862056992

Author Bio
Jonny Haughton is head chef and joint owner of The Havelock Tavern, West London. Largely self-taught, he served his apprenticeship with Boyd Gilmour and worked his way around London with jobs at 192, The Nosh brothers and Kartouche. Haughton identified with the gastropub phenomenon which was emerging in the mid-90's and teamed up with Peter Richnell to open The Havelock Tavern in 1996. In 2003, they opened The Earl Spencer, in South West London, which won the Evening Standard Pub of the Year Award 2004. He lives in London with his wife and family.