Who’s the author? Well-loved and respected chef, TV presenter, and author Rick Stein has produced an array of award-winning books and BBC television series, including Rick Stein’s Long Weekends, Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul, Rick Stein’s India, Rick Stein’s Secret France, and, most recently, Rick Stein at Home. Whether he’s exploring the cuisines and ingredients of far-flung locations or showcasing the food of his beloved Cornwall, Rick’s warm, approachable style and passion for good-quality local produce has won him a host of awards and countless fans.
What’s it about? Having taken us around the world with an array of bestselling cookbooks and accompanying TV shows, Rick takes a different approach with this Simple Suppers, providing a joyful collection of over 120 recipes for that most ordinary of meals: supper. In his own words, the dishes showcased in this book are ‘straightforward and informal, yet effortlessly delicious’. Intended to be permanently within reach on kitchen shelves, Simple Suppers is bursting with inspiration for every eventuality, from solo midweek dinners to relaxed meals with friends. As always with Rick, there is an emphasis on delicious produce and recipes that are easy to cook and full of flavour – plus plenty of stories and odes to his favourite suppers and ingredients, written in his trademark evocative style. Chapters include Suppers for One, Suppers for Two, Suppers with Friends, Fast Suppers, One-Pot Suppers, and Veggie Suppers, ensuring that this will be your new go-to cookbook.
Recipes we love: Harissa Lamb Steak with Chickpea Mash, Pilaf with Buttermilk Chicken and Pomegranate, Wild Garlic and Broad Bean Risotto, and Sweet Potato, Chorizo and Sweetcorn Tacos.
Perfect for: Rick Stein fans looking for a new collection of seriously simple recipes, as well as anyone who enjoys creating delicious, home-cooked meals that celebrate life’s simple pleasures.