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Poppy Cooks: The Food You Need Hardcover – 16 Sept. 2021
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'Makes you want to go skipping into the kitchen to cook' Nigella Lawson
'The millennials' answer to Delia Smith' Daily Mail
'The poster girl for TikTok cooks' The Times
'The how-to cookbook for the modern generation. Fresh, engaging and great fun' Rukmini Iyer, Roasting Tin series
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 Béarnaise 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.
From the Publisher
Let Poppy teach you how to cook and nail delicious food every time.
In each chapter, begin with the Core Recipe and then advance to a new dish with the Staple, the Brunch, the Potato Hero and finally the Fancy AF.
This is not just the food you want. It's the food you need.
The poster girl for TikTok cooks ― The Times
The how-to cookbook for the modern generation. Fresh, engaging and great fun -- Rukmini Iyer
Even if you're used to watching her, rather than reading cookbooks, you need Poppy Cooks because this woman knows her stuff. O'Toole is admirably candid and a first-class enabler. -- Diana Henry ― Sunday Telegraph
With her no-nonsense cooking and focus on technical skills, Birmingham-born Poppy is the millennials' answer to Delia Smith ― Daily Mail
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 ― Observer Food Monthly
[Poppy O'Toole] is a TikTok megastar and the potato queen ― Fiona Beckett
Very much enjoying Poppy Cooks on BBC Saturday Kitchen ... I love her ― Felicity Cloake
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing (16 Sept. 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1526639238
- ISBN-13 : 978-1526639233
- Dimensions : 16.5 x 2 x 26.5 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I absolutely love the format - it has several core recipes (tomato sauce, bechemel, meringue for example) that you build out into beautiful dishes at whatever level you please, from basics to cheffy treats for dinner parties.
It’s the type of book that will equally appeal to novice chefs as well as experienced cooks. Plus, the amount of potato recipes is absolutely glorious. Can’t recommend it more!
A superstar in the making.
There's so much brilliant information in this book, I'm planning to spend all weekend cooking with my kids.
I may have to roll out of the house on Monday, but it'll be worth it!