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The One Pot Cook by Hattie Ellis

The One Pot Cook

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There are cookery books to look at, ones to admire, ones to impress, the others are the ones we use everyday. And I can safely say that this is a book for everyday, one destined to get covered in bits with the cover falling off. Yes, it's a go to book for good plain nosh, either for feeding large numbers or for eating and freezing or eating and changing the left overs into something equally delicious. Hattie Ellis has an eye on the clock, on the cook's purse and on the lovely produce we have in the UK and has produced a wonderful collection of home-cooked delights. ~ Sue Baker

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Most of the cookery books on my shelf – and I am a self-professed cookery book junkie – have one, at the most two, recipes that have graced my table more than once. Lovely to flip through, I often just don't find myself fancying more than a clutch of dishes in each. But now I have The One Pot Cook, my new go-to cookery bible. I've found recipes in here to get me through a last-minute dinner for twelve; many weekday suppers for two; a birthday; lunch with my (very discerning) godmother... There's something here for everyone. Most of the recipes are really simple, the few that aren't are so clearly explained by Hattie I've found myself being much more daring in the kitchen – I've finally overcome my filo phobia! If you think one pot cooking is old fashioned, boring and slow, think again. Hattie's 150 recipes cover everything from summer soups to winter stews to curries from around the world as well as some just plain yummy puddings – all done in one pot so there's hardly any washing up. Now what's not to like about that?

~ Madeleine O'Shea, Editor, Head of Zeus


The One Pot Cook by Hattie Ellis

Forget expensive gadgets. Forget fancy foams. It's time to get back to home cooking and real food. Cooking has become far too complicated. Award-winning food writer Hattie Ellis thinks it's time to rekindle our love for the simple One Pot meal: good food, great flavour, no fuss. Whether you want quick, tasty suppers, or leisurely weekend feasts, The One Pot Cook has 150 mouthwatering recipes to suit all tastes. These include family favourites such as Cottage Pie and Hot Pot; treats from distant shores such as Beef Rendang and Gumbo; and puddings to make the meal complete such as Apple Charlotte and Toffee Banana Tarte Tatin. So grab a pot, sharpen your knives and get ready to become a One Pot Cook.


'Beautifully illustrated and cleverly curated, the recipes will become instant family favorites'
Great British Food Magazine

About the Author

Hattie Ellis

Hattie Ellis is an award-winning food writer and has appeared on programmes such as Woman’s Hour and The Food Programme. Her book Spoonfuls of Honey, was shortlisted for the Andre Simon foodwriting awards in 2014 and for Cookery Book of the Year in 2015. Hattie is the recipient of two Guild of Food Writers awards.

Author photo © Tim Neilson

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Publication date

8th October 2015


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224 pages


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