Let's Eat

Recipes from My Kitchen Notebook

Tom Parker Bowles

St. Martin's Press

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The first cookbook from English foodie and author of The Year Of Eating Dangerously—comfort food from the country that invented it

Award-winning food writer Tom Parker Bowles is one of the world's most enthusiastic eaters. He's as over the moon for simple food—a perfectly melting bacon, egg and cheese sandwich, or a rich tomato soup—as he is for the exotic, the fiery hot, and the elegant.  Like many everyday gourmands, he never wastes a meal. The dinners he puts together for his young family at home are as carefully thought-out and executed as anything he makes for company.  His easy culinary style and winning writing will delight fans of his fellow Englishman Simon Hopkinson's Roast Chicken and Other Stories.  The 140 recipes in Let's Eat are divided into extremely useful chapters, such as "Comfort Food", "Quick Fixes," and "Slow & Low" and include:

  • scrambled eggs
  • roast lamb
  • his Mum's heavenly roast chicken
  • Asian noodle soup
  • meatballs
  • sticky toffee pudding

Rounded out with a weekday cook's shortcuts and basics, such as how to make stock and how to transform leftovers into entirely new meals, Let's Eat is one of the best curl-up-and-read-it-tonight cookbooks of the season.

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{Comfort food}
 

“Landlord, bring us beans and bacon, and a bottle of your finest Burgundy.”
G. K. Chesterton

If beans, bacon, and Burgundy don’t ooze comfort, then God only knows what does. Comfort food is familiar, without fuss, drama, or pomp. Straightforward, reliable, and ever welcome, this is the Ronseal of recipe types: “Does exactly what it says on the tin.” It’s all about easy pleasure and solid flavours, an edible balm that tastes exactly as it should.
It is, though, the most subjective of culinary categories, as the choice

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Tom Parker Bowles

TOM PARKER BOWLES is an avid home cook and award-winning food writer, whose weekly column is carried by The Mail on Sunday (UK). He is the author of The Year Of Eating Dangerously and E is For Eating, the food editor of British Esquire, and has also written for Tatler and a variety of other publications.  He lives in London.

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Let's Eat
Recipes from My Kitchen Notebook
Tom Parker Bowles

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St. Martin's Press
October 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466828025
ISBN10: 1466828021
272 pages, Includes color photographs throughout
$19.99

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St. Martin's Press
October 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250014337
ISBN10: 1250014336
7 7/16 x 9 11/16 inches, 272 pages, Includes color photographs throughout
$35.99
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