“This lovely book is the next leg on what has become Natalie’s incredible culinary journey. May it continue at great speed” – John Torode
I recently got this book from Amazon, having only seen Natalie Coleman on the UK Food channel (a repeat obviously) for the first time when she won, ahead of the other two finalists Larkin Cen and Dale Williams (no relation!) She is sometimes known as the “contestant that won Masterchef with a Scotch Egg”, although that’s not really fair, it wasn’t just any old scotch Egg ….
I guess if you’ve won Masterchef a cookery book is a logical next step. This book’s title is “Winning Recipes For Every Day”, and as an old and jaded former chef myself I’m always interested to see some nice ideas for “everyday food”.
The book is divided into sections covering different style of cooking and food preparation from frying to freezing and various other “bits” in between. And the first recipe in the first section (frying) is a Scotch Egg …. Nothing wrong with that though, I love a good Scotch Egg. The whole book is crammed with “doable” recipes (with the exception of aubergine bhaji but that’s just me, I’m not a big fan of aubergines). There’s nothing here to scare anyone who wants to move beyond spaghetti bolognese, roast chicken and and all the usual “family favourites”.
I’m also impressed with the way the book is written, the instructions are clear, understandable and concise. So overall a good cookery book, and one that stands out in an overcrowded market (heck there’s a lot of cookery books around). She’s also a lovely lady so go buy it! In Natalie’s own inimitable turn of phrase this book is “banging!”
I give it 9 out of 10.
You can buy this book from Amazon in hardcover or on Kindle. Whilst I like Kindle I’d say go for the hardcover, cookery books don’t work too well on Kindle, in my opinion:
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