Here is the ultimate book for food lovers - a delicious collection of 130 tried-and-trusted, appealing nostalgic recipes that are guaranteed to satisfy hunger, feed the soul, lift the spirits and never let us down. These are recipes that provide comfort and nourish us and that appeal to our emotions and memories as much as to our appetites. These are the time-honoured classics that we pass down through the generations: chicken soup, bubble and squeak, southern fried chicken and simple toast oozing with butter and jam. The introduction looks at the reasons, other than hunger, why we might choose to eat, whether it is to console ourselves when we're feeling low, to comfort a friend in need, or to share an evening in good company. Then, there are plenty of recipe suggestions to share with friends or for self-indulgence whatever the mood or occasion, all shown with more than 450 colour photographs. With 130 delicious and trusty recipes that tempt the appetite and satisfy hunger, this inspirational book is a must for every cookery shelf.
Included here are recipes for every meal and snack throughout the day, from mouth-watering breakfasts such as scrambled eggs and griddle scones, to hearty fillers to cheer us up, such as Cornish pasties and curried lamb samosas. There are comforting dishes made from pasta and rice to refuel us, as well as fast food favourites such as hot pepperoni pizza, chicken fajitas and spaghetti bolognaise for an occasional indulgence. Everyday nutritious dishes that we recognise from our childhood and that never fail to please are also included: shepherd's pie, toad-in-the-hole, sausages with mashed potatoes and onion gravy, as well as a delicious selection of roast dinners, stews and casseroles, pies, hot-pots and one-pot dishes. Classic recipes passed down from mother to child sit happily alongside a range of dishes from around the world that have become a significant part of the modern cook's repertoire.
Contributing editor Bridget Jones is a well-known food writer with over 50 books to her name. She writes for a number of leading food magazines and has acted as a consultant on a number of major food titles. Bridget believes that true comfort food is good for us. It makes us feel better, is uplifting and is not necessarily fattening or overloaded with sugar; simple dishes and the freshest ingredients make eating a pleasure.