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The Recipe Wheel by Rosie Ramsden
  

The Recipe Wheel

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A cookery book that will really change the way you cook and eat. Instead of a random selection of recipes each chapter has a core recipe to start - think roast chicken, custard, poached fish, risotto and then adds in all the things you can create with this basic recipe, how to use leftovers, Rosie Ramsden also having space to explain basic techniques with lots of tips and additional recipe ideas. She has an engaging way of writing, is a good enthuser and it’s obvious a lot of thought – and love has gone into this book, from her comments, you can see many recipes are family favourites. It’s also a book that came high on the usage “meter” for me. Some cookery books have remarkably few recipes you actually want to cook, others are full of fuss and bother, this one has recipes for good food you’d actually want to cook and cook again.

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Synopsis

The Recipe Wheel by Rosie Ramsden

Rosie Ramsden has invented a whole new way of planning meals: it's called The Recipe Wheel. She takes one simple, core recipe - like risotto - that sits at the centre of its own recipe wheel. From there lead spokes or threads to new, more developed recipes - select your perfect dish by occasion, budget or time. Each wheel is like a mind map, bringing flavours together and encouraging the reader to mix and match, adding to their own creativity and cooking skills. A basic roast chicken inspires dishes like chicken, mango and cashew nut curry; white bread goes into beetroot panzanella or butterbean, garlic and thyme on toast. Get creative with risotto with Barley risotto with chestnut and savoy. A simple sponge cake becomes three-tier vanilla raspberry cake, and custard is transformed into rhubarb treacle creme brulee or peach and amaretto trifle. It's a completely original idea - the book will be illustrated only with the recipe wheel graphics. This innovative cookbook, from an exciting new voice in cookery, turns the idea of the traditional recipe book on its head.

Reviews

The Recipe Wheel is so ingenious that I found myself wondering why no one had done it before. Rosie Ramsden's recipes are clear and intelligent and her writing is elegant and impeccably well-mannered. A real breath of fresh air. -- Russell Norman

Just reading the recipes made my stomach rumble - which is as sure a sign of a good cookbook as I can think of... A deliciously brilliant way to expand your kitchen repertoire. -- Lucas Hollweg

With recipes that cry out to be cooked and a voice that is gentle and calming Rosie Ramsden is your new best friend in the kitchen -- Diana Henry


About the Author

Rosie Ramsden is a cook, writer and food stylist for delicious. magazine. She publishes recipes on her blog, Rose Cottage, and paints pictures of fruit and veg in oil and watercolour.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Rosie Ramsden

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Publisher

Ebury Press

Format

Hardback
288 pages

Categories

Cookery, Food and Drink
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ISBN

9780091957049

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