Hard cover, 220 pages
Food for family and friends
In my kitchen is a cookbook for every day of the year. Acclaimed food writer, Annie Bell, reveals the recipes she regularly cooks for family and friends. Some are seasonal, some occasion-based, all are delicious. More than just a cookery book, Annie also discusses how intelligently designed kitchenware not only looks good, but also makes cooking easier.
This personal collection of recipes is grouped into chapters that reflects the way we cook today. The first chapter, Grazing, includes irresistable nibbles, like cocktail sausages with mustard dip, and larger bites, such as red peppers stuffed with gorgonzola.
Weekday Suppers includes a welcome range of ideas that can be produced with minimum fuss whether you want a soothing chicken noodle soup, or something more substantial such as chicken saltimbocca, smoked haddock pie, or moussaka.
The Sunday Lunch chapter breathes new life into weekend entertaining with recipes for simple roasts, such as roast beef, chips and aioli, or whole plaice roasted with rosemary and lemon.
Summer Eating has ideas for barbecues and other dishes perfect for alfresco dining. You'll find a recipe ranging from chicken drumsticks with pomegranate molasses, to chicory salad with Parma ham, and new potatoes with garlic and yoghurt.
The Big Event chapter focusses on Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter - those times when serious cooking requires an utterly reliable recipe. So whether you need to produce the perfect roast turkey with sage and onion stuffing or want a new twist on a traditional theme, such as pan-fried stollen with zabaglione, you will find a recipe to suit..
The Children's High Days chapter includes the stuff of childhood dreams - cupcake mountain, jelly on a plate, chocolate marshmallows and the ever popular pancakes.
Baking Days is an indulgent chapter for those occasions when nothing less than a slice of cake will do. Here you'll find recipes for towering Alaska, cheesecake brownies, and for the virtuous, a guilt-free chocolate cake.
The final chapter, Puddings, has recipes ranging from light to comforting. Perfect whether you prefer turkish delight syllabub or the more substantial passionfruit and mascarpone roulade.
In My Kitchen is illustrated with more than 150 photographs, some taken in Annie's London home and others in her Normandy farmhouse. Very much a personal collection of recipes, this is a book to turn again and again.