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Felicity Cloake - Author

About the Author

Felicity Cloake is a journalist and food writer from London. She writes for the Daily Mail, Metro, New Statesman, and writes the weekly columns 'How to Make the Perfect ...' and 'Readers' Recipe Swap' in the Guardian. She was named Food Journalist of the Year and won the New Media of the Year Award at the 2011 Guild of Food Writers Awards. She is the author of Perfect, Perfect Too and Perfect Host.

Featured books by Felicity Cloake

The A-Z of Eating A Flavour Map for the Adventurous Cook

The A-Z of Eating A Flavour Map for the Adventurous Cook

Author: Felicity Cloake Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

In the Blue Cheese chapter, a Roquefort and honey cheesecake with walnut and pear; in Caramel, roast duck with miso caramel and in Rhubarb, rhubarb gin granita. Yet there are also more straightforward dishes, no less original or delicious: beetroot noodles with goat's cheese, toasted walnuts and baby kale; chorizo baked potatoes with avocado crema; slow roast tomato pasta with lemon salt, ricotta and basil. And there are many more playful takes on favourite dishes: salted peanut caramel crispy cakes, aloo tikki scotch eggs, jelly cherry jubilee, buttermilk onion rings. This is a book to shake you out of your recipe rut and make you start to think about food, and cook it in an entirely new way.

Other books by Felicity Cloake

One More Croissant for the Road

One More Croissant for the Road

Author: Felicity Cloake Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

`Joyful, life-affirming, greedy. I loved it' - DIANA HENRY `Whether you are an avid cyclist, a Francophile, a greedy gut, or simply an appreciator of impeccable writing - this book will get you hooked' - YOTAM OTTOLENGHI The nation's `taster in chief' cycles 2,300 km across France in search of the definitive versions of classic French dishes. A green bike drunkenly weaves its way up a cratered hill in the late-morning sun, the gears grinding painfully, like a pepper mill running on empty. The rider crouched on top in a rictus of pain has slowed to a gravity-defying crawl when, from somewhere nearby, the whine of a nasal engine breaks through her ragged breathing. A battered van appears behind her, the customary cigarette dangling from its driver's-side window... as he passes, she casually reaches down for some water, smiling broadly in the manner of someone having almost too much fun. `No sweat,' she says jauntily to his retreating exhaust pipe. `Pas de probleme, monsieur.' A land of glorious landscapes, and even more glorious food, France is a place built for cycling and for eating, too - a country large enough to give any journey an epic quality, but with a bakery on every corner. Here, you can go from beach to mountain, Atlantic to Mediterranean, polder to Pyrenees, and taste the difference every time you stop for lunch. If you make it to lunch, that is... Part travelogue, part food memoir, all love letter to France, One More Croissant for the Road follows `the nation's taster in chief' Felicity Cloake's very own Tour de France, cycling 2,300km across France in search of culinary perfection; from Tarte Tatin to Cassoulet via Poule au Pot, and Tartiflette. Each of the 21 `stages' concludes with Felicity putting this new found knowledge to good use in a fresh and definitive recipe for each dish - the culmination of her rigorous and thorough investigative work on behalf of all of our taste buds.

Completely Perfect 120 Essential Recipes for Every Cook

Completely Perfect 120 Essential Recipes for Every Cook

Author: Felicity Cloake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

'A gift for anyone who is learning to cook' Diana Henry, Sunday Telegraph How can I make deliciously squidgy chocolate brownies? Is there a fool-proof way to poach an egg? Does washing mushrooms really spoil them? What's the secret of perfect pastry? Could a glass of milk turn a good bolognese into a great one? Felicity Cloake has rigorously tried and tested recipes from all the greats - from Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith to Nigel Slater and Heston Blumenthal - to create the perfect version of hundreds of classic dishes. Completely Perfect pulls together the best of those essential recipes, from the perfect beef wellington to the perfect poached egg. Never again will you have to rifle through countless different books to find your perfect roast chicken recipe, mayonnaise method or that incredible tomato sauce - it's all here in this book, based on Felicity's popular Guardian columns, along with dozens of invaluable prepping and cooking tips that no discerning cook should live without. 'Completely Perfect is aptly named!' Nigella Lawson 'A classic. Long may Felicity Cloake test 12 versions of one recipe so we can have one good one' Rachel Roddy 'The nation's taster-in-chief title belongs unequivocally to Felicity Cloake' Daily Mail

The A-Z of Eating A Flavour Map for the Adventurous Cook

The A-Z of Eating A Flavour Map for the Adventurous Cook

Author: Felicity Cloake Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

In the Blue Cheese chapter, a Roquefort and honey cheesecake with walnut and pear; in Caramel, roast duck with miso caramel and in Rhubarb, rhubarb gin granita. Yet there are also more straightforward dishes, no less original or delicious: beetroot noodles with goat's cheese, toasted walnuts and baby kale; chorizo baked potatoes with avocado crema; slow roast tomato pasta with lemon salt, ricotta and basil. And there are many more playful takes on favourite dishes: salted peanut caramel crispy cakes, aloo tikki scotch eggs, jelly cherry jubilee, buttermilk onion rings. This is a book to shake you out of your recipe rut and make you start to think about food, and cook it in an entirely new way.

Perfect Too 92 More Essential Recipes for Every Cook's Repertoire

Perfect Too 92 More Essential Recipes for Every Cook's Repertoire

Author: Felicity Cloake Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2014

'The nation's taster-in-chief title belongs unequivocally to Felicity Cloake' Daily Mail The follow up to Perfect: 92 more invaluable recipes and tips from Felicity Cloake. Having rigorously tried and tested recipes from all the greats - from Elizabeth David and Delia Smith to Nigel Slater and Simon Hopkinson - Felicity Cloake has pulled together the best points from each to create the perfect version of 91 more classic dishes, from perfect creme brulee to the perfect fried chicken. Never again will you have to rifle through countless different books to find your perfect pulled pork recipe, Thai curry paste method or failsafe chocolate fondants - it's all here in this book, based on Felicity's popular Guardian columns, along with dozens of practical, time-saving invaluable prepping and cooking tips that no discerning cook should live without. Following on from the much-loved Perfect, Perfect Too has a place on every kitchen shelf. Praise for Perfect, and Perfect Host: 'Brilliant . . . Finely honed culinary instincts, an open mind and a capacious cookbook collection . . . Miss Cloake has them all' Evening Standard 'Delightful old-fashioned cover, plus properly practical contents' Rachel Cooke, Observer Food Monthly 'A discursive, chatty, knowledgeable and didactic kaleidoscope of a book, the sort of thing Mrs Beeton would no doubt be writing if she were alive today' Daily Mail Felicity Cloake is a journalist and food writer from London. She writes for the Daily Mail, Metro, Fire & Knives magazine, New Statesman, and writes the weekly columns 'How to Make the Perfect . . .' and 'Readers' Recipe Swap' in the Guardian. She was named Food Journalist of the Year and won the New Media of the Year Award at the 2011 Guild of Food Writers Awards. She is the author of Perfect and Perfect Host.

Perfect Host 162 easy recipes for feeding people and having fun

Perfect Host 162 easy recipes for feeding people and having fun

Author: Felicity Cloake Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2013

'A discursive, chatty, knowledgeable and didactic kaleidoscope of a book . . . entertaining has the potential for stress and disaster. Felicity Cloake has provided us with the means to reduce the risks' Daily Mail '[An] inspiring book on entertaining' Bee Wilson, Stella Felicity Cloake's Perfect Host: the complete guide to dinner parties - for people who think they don't do dinner parties Forget fish knives and boy-girl-boy-girl: modern entertaining sweeps away all the rules. These days, we're far more relaxed about inviting people round on the spur of the moment for sofa suppers and big, loud Sunday lunches, but there are still a few secrets to mastering the art of feeding people and having fun. In Perfect Host, Felicity Cloake ensures that you have every base covered. Whether it's having a few friends round for an impromptu after-work supper (lamb, harissa and courgette kebabs with jewelled couscous), knocking up a feast to accompany a DVD boxset (pulled pork and black bean chilli and tex mex slaw) packing a basket for that perfect picnic (scandinavian picnic loaf), planning the menu for a seductive dinner (pollack en papillotte with basil and tomatoes, and my last Rolo) or deciding what will wow at a raucous birthday party (chocolate and rose layer cake), Perfect Host is packed with delicious recipes (and helpful hints) for all occasions. 'Sprightly and engaging . . . this is a girl who will not hesitate to give you a recipe for English muffins and for a breakfast martini; my sort of cook' Evening Standard Felicity Cloake is a journalist and food writer from London. She writes for the Daily Mail, the Metro and Fire & Knives magazine and has a weekly column in the Guardian. She was named Food Journalist of the Year and won the New Media of the Year Award at the 2011 Guild of Food Writers Awards. Her first book, Perfect is available in Penguin.

Perfect Christmas Day

Perfect Christmas Day

Author: Felicity Cloake Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2011

Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form.Christmas dinner is perhaps the one meal of the year where even the most relaxed cook feels the pressure of perfection - and, although few menus can be more familiar, it's probably the one we all feel the least confident about.Cooking Christmas dinner can be stressful, but there's no need to rifle through recipe books, or frantically Google turkey cooking times on Christmas morning as Felicity Cloake has tried and tested recipes from all the greats - from Nigella Lawson and Simon Hopkinson to Delia Smith and Mrs Beeton - and pulled together the best points from each to come up with the ultimate Christmas Day recipe collection. Based on Felicity's popular Guardian column, Perfect Christmas Day combines invaluable prepping and cooking tips to calm the most frazzled of festive souls and, of course, fifteen delicious recipes. From mulled wine, blinis, stilton souffl s and the perfect prawn cocktail to turkey and gravy, stuffing, sprouts, roast potatoes, pigs-in-blankets, nut roast, and cranberry and bread sauce, to trifle, mince pies and brandy butter, Perfect Christmas Day is all you need to prepare the perfect Christmas dinner.

Perfect 68 Essential Recipes for Every Cook's Repertoire

Perfect 68 Essential Recipes for Every Cook's Repertoire

Author: Felicity Cloake Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/08/2011

The Guardian's 'How to Make' food columnist Felicity Cloake is on a mission to find the perfect recipes for staple dishes, from spag bol to apple pie and from brownies to fish pie, in her first cookbook Perfect - 68 essential reciepes for every cook's repertoire. How can I make deliciously squidgy chocolate brownies? Is there a foolproof way to poach an egg? Does washing mushrooms really spoil them? What's the secret of perfect pastry? Could a glass of milk turn a good Bolognese into a great one? Perfect will answer all these questions and many, many more. Having rigorously tried and tested recipes from all the greats - from Elizabeth David and Delia Smith to Nigel Slater and Simon Hopkinson - Felicity Cloake has pulled together the best points from each to create the perfect version of 68 classic dishes. Never again will you have to rifle through countless different books to find the your perfect roast chicken recipe, mayonnaise method or that incredible tomato sauce - it's all here in this book, based on Felicity's popular Guardian column, along with dozens of invaluable prepping and cooking tips that no discerning cook should live without. Whether you're a competent cook or have just caught the bug, Perfect has a place on every kitchen shelf. 'Brilliant. . . finely honed culinary instincts, an open mind and a capacious cookbook collection...Miss Cloake has them all' Evening Standard Guardian and New Statesman food columnist Felicity Cloake is the winner of the 2011 Guild of Food Writers awards for Food Journalist of the Year and New Media of the Year; follow Felicity on Twitter @FelicityCloake.

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