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How to be a Better Cook

How to be a Better Cook

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By (author) Lorraine Pascale

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 195mm x 252mm x 32mm | 1,210g
  • Publication date: 11 September 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007489684
  • ISBN 13: 9780007489688
  • Edition: Media tie-in
  • Edition statement: TV tie-in edition
  • Illustrations note: (full colour photography)
  • Sales rank: 48,285

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TV chef Lorraine Pascale's fabulous new prime-time BBC Two TV tie-in `How to be a Better Cook` Bestselling TV chef, Loraine is famous for her simple, delicious recipes to suit every occasion, and with this book she offers us even more: kitchen shortcuts to help you put gorgeous food on the table every time. Whether you're rustling up a cosy romantic supper or a big family feast, Lorraine will share her secrets (from good knife technique to quick tricks for stand-out presentation). And Lorraine's warmth and gentle encouragement comes across in every page and tip. She brings her sense of fun to the recipes and encourages everyone from beginner to expert alike to try new flavours and new methods and just get stuck in. Lorraine's latest book ties in to her fourth BBC series, in which she helps people live up to a wide range of cookery challenges. Lorraine draws on cuisines from Italian to West Indian, caters for occasions from Hen parties to Bonfire Night, and even refreshes old favourites from Roast dinner to Summer Pudding. Impress guests with chic snacks like chrorizo and lemongrass puff pastry scrolls; add spice to midweek meals with quick stir fried chicken with toasted cashew nuts, ginger, basil and hoisin sauce; and pander to your friends' and family's sweet tooth with delectable Jamaican rum truffles and spiced apple tarte tatins. With so many smart yet simple dishes to make, this is the cookery book your shelf deserves. Beautifully presented and packed full of photos and useful tips, the TV Kitchen Goddess brings another must have guide to creating effort-free and delicious food; the ultimate companion for stylish cooks of all abilities.

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Lorraine trained at the leading Leiths School of Food and Wine before completing spells in some of the most renowned kitchens in the world, but, eager to work for herself and exercise her baking talents Lorraine couldn't wait to start her own business, The Cupcake Bakehouse in London's Covent Garden. Wide public attention beckoned after Baking Made Easy, her landmark BBC 2 TV series, introduced millions of viewers to her easy, impressive recipes. The book of the series went on to be a bestseller and was followed up by an even more popular book and series: Home Cooking Made Easy, making Lorraine the most successful debut cookery writer in Britain.

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PRAISE FOR HOME COOKING MADE EASY: `Finally, a chef who cooks real food.` Daily Mail `She bubbles and oozes warmth and charm, making you want to grab a fork and dive right in to the easy, entertaining lifestyle she embodies`. Style `No rush, no fuss, just delicious cooking that keeps friends and family entertained.` Red magazine `Simple, delicious, crowd-pleasing food is bringing Lorraine one step closer to culinary world domination.` Grazia PRAISE FOR A LIGHTER WAY TO BAKE `Thanks to a few smart tweaks, Lorraine's new book reveals you can have your cake and eat it` - Delicious magazine