Poppy Cooks: The Food You Need - Poppy O'Toole (Hardback) 16-09-2021
'Makes you want to go skipping into the kitchen to cook' Nigella Lawson 'The millennials' answer to Delia Smith' Daily Mail 'The poster girl for TikTok cooks' The Times 'The how-to cookbook for the modern generation. Fresh, engaging and great fun' Rukmini Iyer, Roasting Tin series Learn the basics. Up your cooking game. Delicious food every time. This is a cookbook with no judgement. Together, we'll learn how to make incredible food at home. We'll start with the basics: 12 Core recipes (or go-to skills) that everyone needs to know, like how to make a pasta sauce, roast a chicken or make a killer salad dressing. Then we'll use these core skills as a base for delicious and adaptable recipes that will up your cooking game - the Staple, the Brunch, the Potato Hero (of course they make an appearance) and the Fancy AF. So, once you've nailed that classic tomato sauce (which I promise will become the new go-to in your kitchen), you can stir it through pasta, or bake it with eggs for the perfect Shakshuka and, before you know it, you'll be getting real fancy and making a show-stopping Chicken Parmigiana to impress your friends. Other chapters include: White Sauce: think Mac and Cheese and Bacon-y Garlicky Gratin. Flat Breads: easy flat breads for Halloumi Avo Breads and Salmon Tikka wraps. Emulsions: Chicken Caesar Salad with homemade mayo and next level Steak Bearnaise with Hollandaise and Crunchy Roast Chips. Meringue: from Eton Mess Pancakes through to Simply the Zest Lemon Meringue Pie Whether you're completely new to the kitchen or looking to elevate your basics with clever tricks, my step-by-step guidance will help you nail delicious food every time. As a chef with over ten years' experience in professional kitchens, I've done the years of training so you don't have to. It's okay to make a few mistakes along the way, and together, we'll help you fix them and achieve incredible results at home. I am passionate about the importance of great food at home, every day - it's what we all deserve. This is not just the food you want. It's the food you need.