Friday, 13 July 2012

CUISINE REVIEW: The Weekend Cookbook - Catherine Hill

Release Date: 12/07/12


From celebrated food stylist and writer Catherine Hill, comes this sumptuous collection of recipes for all home cooks who love celebrity chefs such as Nigel Slater. From stews to slow-cooked joints to mouth-watering veg dishes, this is a fully illustrated cookbook to be relied upon for delicious, original and low-maintenance meals. With chapters from Friday Night Easy to fabulous Sunday lunches, this is the only cookbook you'll need when the weekend comes round. Catherine Hill's unique cookbook is aimed at everyone who wants to cook at the weekend, whether you have a few friends over for a casual Friday night supper or are going away for a self-catering mini-break. Choose from quick, clever recipes like Tomato and Tallegio Tart or Sticky Mango Chicken Salad when you get in late on a Friday night. With a bit more time, impress on a Saturday with Prawn and Chorizo Stew or Marmalade Glazed Barbecue Ribs. And for a Sunday lunch to round off the weekend choose from lots of slow-cook, low maintenance ideas like Moroccan Leg of Lamb with Chickpeas, or Horseradish and Sugar-crusted Beef with Watercress Pesto - perfect for heading home to after a Sunday walk or drink at the pub. With a relaxed approach and packed full of delicious recipes, ingenious tips and advice, make your weekend cooking something to remember.


In a world that is so busy finding time to make that home-made meal can be often be like waging war with all the other chores that are required during your time off. That’s where this book by Catherine Hill comes in, its full of quick, easy to follow recipes and whilst some of it is simple food full of flavour there are some more complex recipes if you feel like pushing the boat out.

Now, personally I’m a huge fan of stick to your ribs cooking, so when I saw her Casserole I had to give it a go. It tasted divine and whilst I made a modification (I cooked it in my slow cooker and put dumplings in with it instead of a pie top) it made a wonderful accompaniment with fresh new potato’s and provided a meal for six of us although it mentioned that it should do four.

All in, this is a wonderful book and definitely something I’ll be flicking through quite few times to try out other wonderful recipes.

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