Poppy Cooks: The Food You Need (Hardback)Poppy O'Toole (author)
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From easy flatbreads to exciting salmon tikka wraps and from sweet, airy meringue to Eton mess pancakes, the TikTok cookery star delivers a refreshing, vibrant and fun cookbook that helps the reader to nail down a repertoire of core recipes and skills and then use these in various inspiring adaptations.
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.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 744 g
Dimensions: 260 x 160 mm
'The poster girl for TikTok cooks' - The Times
'The how-to cookbook for the modern generation. Fresh, engaging and great fun' - Rukmini Iyer
'Full of dishes I actually want to cook at home. Delicious food. Beautiful photography. Love it' - Ben Lebus, MOB Kitchen
'One of the ascendant stars of TikTok. Her remarkable rise is testament to her natural affability on camera, kitchen skills, and nose for food trends' The Observer Food Monthly
'With her no-nonsense cooking and focus on technical skills, Birmingham-born Poppy is the millennials' answer to Delia Smith' - The Daily Mail
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