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Fay Ripley is a popular actress and acclaimed food writer. Author of two bestselling cookbooks she won Mumsnet Best Cookbook Award in 2011. Fay lives in London with her husband and two children.
Let Fay show you how to impress with no stress in the kitchen. Mumsnet Best Cookbook winner is back with over 100 deliciously easy and simple recipes that will keep your family and friends coming back for more. Fay Ripley knows how busy life can get. As a working mum-of-two and actress, she's juggled the needs of family, children and friends for years - and in the process has developed fail-proof recipes that dazzle every diner. Fay knows there are times when you need to throw everything in one pot and let it bubble away while you get on with other things - that's the beauty of Spiced Chicken with Apricot Rice. And Crispy Sesame Kale is the perfect way to make a Sunday roast go the extra mile, should you find yourself having to feed unexpected guests. Whether you're looking for a show-stopping dessert like Hazelnut and Raspberry Pavlova, a deceptively speedy lunch like Sweetcorn and Mint Fritters with Griddled Halloumi or a mouthwatering main such as Steak with Red Wine and Rosemary Sauce, Fay makes it easy. This is food that's great for them to eat and you to cook.
Mumsnet Best Cookbook winner, Fay Ripley, is back with a no-fuss collection of simple, tasty recipes to take you from Monday to Sunday with ease. Actress, mum of two and passionate home cook, Fay shares 100 of her favourite tried-and-tested dishes. Whether it is midweek and you need good food fast, want deliciously easy recipes that the whole family can share or are looking for tasty weekend meals that don't require hours in the kitchen, Fay's recipes will hit the spot time and time again. What's for Dinner? includes quick-to-prepare suppers such as Roast Tomato and Prosciutto Penne, one-pot dishes such as Chicken and Squash Traybake, `don't panic' Corner Shop recipes, easy-peasy baking and puds, effortless Friday-night dinners and Sunday Roasts that will encourage everyone to gather round the kitchen table. All the recipes are accompanied by their own mouth-watering photo and don't require an endless shopping list of unusual ingredients you'll only use once. Instead, these are affordable dishes with easy-to-find ingredients, simple-to-follow methods and plenty of tips for feeding babies, freezing, preparation and cooking times. This is a cookbook that's not only inspiring but genuinely useful. Packed with flavour, down-to-earth advice and wit, Fay's second cookbook shows how easy it can be to enjoy delicious home-cooked food every day.
For the past 5 years, Fay Ripley has been cooking for her growing family. Spurred on by the lack of inspiration out there, she has written this cookbook full of recipes for all the family. The vital ingredient is that you only need to cook one meal. She was fed up of having to cook separately for her 1-year-old, then having to knock up something for her 5-year-old and then, with the kids in bed, finally think about cooking something to enjoy with her husband. So she started working out meals that all of them could eat together - not separate ingredients, age dependent. This book offers suggestions and inspiration to feed your family. It's there to get you in the swing so that you can find 15 minutes to knock up something that you're proud to see them eat. The idea is to cook food that you can remove your babies' and kids' portions from, before adding the more challenging ingredients for yourselves. In Fay's words: 'I am living this. It's easy. I've kept it simple. Sometimes I get it wrong. Sometimes I have to throw pans away (multi-tasking can lead to burnt food). But the Italians do it. So why can't we?'