#Top Ten Tuesday, Just for Fun

Top Ten Tuesday 1 September 2020

Welcome to this weeks Top Ten Tuesday. Originally created by The Broke & The Bookish, which is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week it features a book or literary themed category. This weeks prompt is:

Books that Make Me Hungry:

(They could have food items on the cover, foods in the title, be about foodies or have food as a main plot point… they could be cookbooks or memoirs, etc.)

Well I’m afraid with this weeks top ten Tuesday I have only managed to come up with five books.

Delia Smith’s Christmas

by Delia Smith

The cover may not look very appetising, but the cover really makes my mouth water as I have made lots of tasty Christmas dishes from this book. My favourite one is the Chestnut Soup.

I have used this book every Christmas from the date it was published.

This collection of Christmas recipes from Delia Smith includes five different Christmas cakes, a complete vegetarian menu, recipes for gifts such as chocolate truffles, and many traditional favourites. There are also ideas for festive occasions from drinks parties to dinner parties, with dishes such as Roast Goose with Potato, Sage and Apple Stuffing, Caramelized Orange Trifle, and a Terrine with Four Cheeses.

Microwave Mug Meals

by Theo Michaels

I have found this book to be very good for a couple of reasons.

1: Healthy meals that can be adapted easily.

2: If your in bad health like I am, you can soon have a good healthy meal in minutes with not much effort.

Rustle up a healthy, super-tasty main meal in a matter of minutes – and no saucepans.

Baking Made Easy

by Lorraine Pascale

I love this book so much, I’ve baked quite a few of the recipes from this book. The Red Velvet Cake is fantastic if I do say so myself.

Top patisserie chef Lorraine Pascal shares her fool proof recipes and tips for successful, confident baking. To accompany her new TV series, Baking Made Easy features 100 original and favourite recipes, with sections on breads, cakes, meals and desserts, and plenty of ideas to take you from Monday to Sunday. Whether you’re a kitchen adventurer or a baking novice, it’s time to turn on the oven and discover the modern delights of baking.

Home Cooking Made Easy

by Lorraine Pascale

This is another of my favourite cook books. It’s so hard to decide which meal you want to make.

Feast your eyes on Lorraine’s second book – Home Cooking Made Easy takes us beyond the realms of baking and is packed with 100 simply scrumptious recipes that will blow you away!

Treat yourself with a warm and cosy creamy Pancetta pasta with mushrooms and Parmesan, or glam it up with a pan-fried balsamic pear salad with Pancetta, Gorgonzola and a warm honey dressing.

Staying in is definitely the new going out, so why not impress your friends with mini beef Wellingtons with morel mushrooms, sherry and thyme, with a naughty dessert like my big fat tipsy trifle to finish?

Strapped for time? Try rustling up something fun like bacon and mature cheddar straws, or even a Rioja-braised lamb shanks with chorizo and garlic: They’ll think you were slaving away in the kitchen all night!

Jam packed with beautiful photographs and easy to follow recipes, Home Cooking Made Easy accompanies Lorraine’s BBC2 prime time, four-part autumn cookery series of the same name.

Happy Days with the Naked Chef

by Jamie Oliver

OK so this book doesn’t make me feel hungry like the others, but I just had to add it. The reason being that I bought this book just so I could meet Jamie Oliver and get the book signed by him.

The Naked Chef is for people who want great modern food but who also want things simple – people who work for a living, so haven’t got time or energy to spend all night cooking. It is all about giving people confidence and getting them to feel at ease in the kitchen. This book presents recipes for different occasions, whether you want healthy food, portable grub, one-pot meals, ideas for cooking for two or with kids, or food that is as cheap as chips. As well as Jamie’s favourite recipes, he looks at fridge friends (all the lovely, snacky things that can be kept in the fridge) and a chapter is dedicated to foody prezzies for Christmas and birthday surprises. 

Until next Tuesday.

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