Recipes from My Mother for My Daughter - Lisa Faulkner

1. April 2012 16:18 by Foodshack in Celebrity Chef, Cookbooks, Gift Ideas  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

Actress and Celebrity Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner provides a range of delicious meals for the whole family in this cookbook.  Lisa Faulkner on Masterchef was a joy to watch, it took her quite some time to totally believe in herself even when she made it to the final.  She was inspiring to anyone who has doubts about themselves, and is proof that if you believe in yourself then the sky is the limit.

Lisa winning Masterchef was the culmination of an emotional journey that began with her mother's death from cancer when Lisa was 16. Lisa's clearest memories of her mum are of her cooking delicious meals for the family, and in recreating her recipes in this book Lisa is not just keeping her mother's memory alive - she is also able to pass on to her own daughter, Billie, the love of cookery she inherited from her mum.

Among the tasty dishes included are the MasterChef Fish Stew, Lemon Mascarpone Tart and family favorites such as The Perfect Roast and Nanna's Bread.

The recipe's are delicious and well laid out.  The photography is stunning and Lisa's approach to cooking for her family and friends is delightful and comes through with the fantastic stories she tells with each recipe.

Recipes from My Mother for My Daughter would be wonderful addition of any cookbook collection.

Titli warns of the Pancake police from her busy kitchen whilst William & Kate love a good toss!

19. February 2012 13:55 by Foodshack in Celebrity Chef, Recipes  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

Tili Nihaan shows us how to make the perfect pancake!


William and Kate show how tossing a pancake should be done!

And finally..... Tili shows us the perfect tossing techniques for a pancake!

Food You Can't Say No To by Tamasin Day-Lewis

17. February 2012 17:26 by Foodshack in Celebrity Chef, Cookbooks  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

This irresistible book is packed with recipes for food which you just can't say 'no' to. When we are presented with such indulgent food, it is inevitable that we succumb, ask for a second helping. We luxuriate, feel comforted, happy and satisfied.

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Food You Can't Say No To is a book filled with good things, some of which you will find familiar but with an original twist, others are entirely new and exciting. Some are special purely because of their unabashed simplicity, using a few of the very best ingredients and disarmingly easy to perfect.

Tamasin's philosophy is all about making the most of foods, especially ingredients in season, rather than spending extravagantly. If you're in need of inspiring new supper ideas, try the Roquefort, celery, potato, red onion and walnut pie, its golden crust flavoured with Parmesan and cracked black peppercorns; or a comforting Salmon and scallop chowder, smoky with bacon and flecked with tarragon; or uplifting Potato gnocchi with spring asparagus, tomatoes, green olives and mascarpone. Resist, if you can, a light whisked Sponge topped with vanilla- and lemon-scented mascarpone and yoghurt, adorned with summer berries or a delectable, gooey bitter Chocolate and salted caramel brownie cake. This is food that you will enjoy cooking : effortless but special, indulgent yet practical, totally, utterly irresistible.

About the Tamasin Day-Lewis

Tamasin Day-Lewis is an inspirational food writer with a wonderfully refreshing style. In her own words, she writes 'for people who appreciate good food, for people of all skills'. Tamasin contributes regularly for English and American Vogue, Saveur, Stella (The Telegraph Magazine), Sainsbury's Magazine, and Waitrose Kitchen. She has also written a host of successful cookbooks, including Supper for a Song (Quadrille, 2009). She has also produced and directed many television documentaries and appeared in two television series entitled Tamasin's Weekends and Great British Dishes. Author Location: Somerset and Ireland