The Good Food Cook Book: Over 650 triple-tested recipes for every occasion

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Random House, Nov 30, 2011 - Cooking - 496 pages

In this authoritative cookbook from Britain's favourite cookery magazine, you will discover over 650 recipes divided by ingredient and occasion to help you find the perfect recipe with ease. But this is more than just a recipe collection - this book also includes Good Food's expert knowledge of ingredients and cooking hints and tips, to make it an invaluable source of inspiration and advice.

This is an essential reference guide, including easy-to-follow instructions on topics such as how to cook different cuts of meat, knife skills and how to entertain without stress. There are also step-by-step masterclasses in techniques such as preparing squid, making fresh ravioli from scratch and making bread and pastry.

With hundreds of recipes for everyday meals as well as weekend feasts, for when you have a little more time to spend in the kitchen, sections focused on making special occasions stress-free, a whole chapter on Christmas cooking and a chapter dedicated to feeding crowds all with step-by-step methods, nutritional breakdowns and full-colour photography, The Good Food Cook Book is the perfect gift and a book to treasure and return to, year after year.


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Eyeball pasta
Hooting halloween owls
Freaky fingers
Bonfire bangers and beans
Chilli con carne soup
Homemade toffee apples
Chocolate fondue and toasted marshmallows
Campfire cupcakes

Chicken noodle soup
Rich tomato soup with pesto
Spiced carrot and lentil soup
Moroccan chickpea soup
Hearty pasta soup
Polish sausage soup
Leek and potato soup with mustard toasts
Butternut squash soup with chilli and crème fraîche
Pea and mint soup
Chilli beef noodle soup
Spicy prawn laksa
French onion soup
Creamy chicken soup
Broccoli soup with croûtons and goats cheese
Cream of wild mushroom soup
Spring vegetable soup
Winter minestrone with pesto croûtes
Pesto croûtes
Silky pumpkin soup
Walkers mushroom bacon and barley broth
Prawn and fennel bisque
Silky celeriac soup with smoked haddock
Chunky fish chowder
Homemade stock
Chicken giblet stock
Brown beef stock
Fish stock
Vegetable stock
Eggs and cheese
A simple omelette
Goats cheese and chorizo omelette
Spicy tomato baked eggs
Perfect scrambled eggs
Smoked salmon and lemon eggs
Cheese bacon and onion puff
Real Spanish omelette
Potato spring onion dill and cheese frittata
Croque madame with spinach salad
Quick cheese and onion rarebit
Simple Greek salad
Bacon blue cheese and walnut salad
Halloumi watermelon and mint salad
Summer couscous salad
Paneer in herby tomato sauce
Cheese and onion pork chops
10ways to use up
Eggs Benedict
Spinach and smoked salmon egg muffins
Spinachbaked eggs with Parmesan and tomato toasts
Basil and tomato butter
Baked ricotta with tomato olive and basil salad
Marinated fig and mozzarella salad
Roquefort toasts with peppered pears
Smoked salmon soufflés
Cheddar soufflé
Baked goats cheese with beetroot honey and thyme
Cheesy Swiss bake
Roasted tomato basil and Parmesan quiche
Quiche Lorraine
Leek and mushroom quiche
Thyme potatoes with camembert fondue
Herby cheese roulade
Pasta polenta gnocchi and noodles
Macaroni cheese
Mustmake tuna pasta bake
Spaghetti carbonara
Herby mushroom spaghetti
Classic spaghetti with tomato sauce
Spaghetti Genovese
Homemade pesto sauce
20minute spaghetti marinara
Gnocchi and tomato bake
Gnocchi with roasted squash and goats cheese
Creamy courgette lasagne
Creamy polenta with spinach
Tortellini with ricotta spinach and bacon
Saucy sausage pasta
30minute chicken and tarragon pasta
Crisp Italian chicken and polenta
Polenta chips
Thai rice noodle salad with pork
Sesame steak noodles
Chicken chow mein
Prawn mango and soba salad with ginger dressing
Malaysian rice noodles with prawns
Singapore noodles with tofu
Pad Thai
Goats cheese garlic and pancetta linguine
Pasta with creamy walnut pesto
Hotsmoked salmon pasta with pine nuts
Asparagus cream pasta
Stirfried scallops and chorizo with spaghetti
Spinach and ricotta gnocchi
Spaghetti alle vongole
Greek lamb with orzo
Pasta with lemon butter prawns
Spinach and threecheese cannelloni
Classic lasagne
Allinone white sauce
Homemade potato gnocchi
Homemade ravioli
Sweet potato and goats cheese filling
Griddled polenta with corn and green salsa
Pulses rice and grains
Spicy chicken couscous
Grilled aubergines with spicy chickpeas and walnut sauce
Spiced bulghar chickpea and squash salad
Biryanistuffed peppers
Falafel burgers
Quick bean and chorizo chilli
Mexican bean salad
Quinoa lentil and feta salad
Chicken green bean and barley salad
Tricolore couscous salad
Warm lentil salad with Serrano ham chicken and rocket
White bean parsley and garlic mash
Ovenbaked risotto
Eggfried rice with prawns and peas
Garlic prawns with Asian puy lentils
Italianstyle salad
Spiced chicken and quinoa balti
Jollof rice with chicken
Japanese salmon and avocado rice
Easy salmon sushi
Vegetable tagine with almond and chickpea couscous
Pumpkin curry with chickpeas
Golden veggie shepherds pie
Lincolnshire sausage and lentil simmer
Easiestever paella
Stuffed tomatoes with lamb mince dill and rice
Quinoa rice pilau with dill and roasted tomatoes
Mushroom risotto
Butternut squash and sage risotto
Gigantes plaki
Boston baked beans
Makhani dhal
Squash and barley salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Poultry and game birds
Jointing a whole chicken
Chicken Caesar salad
Smoky maple duck salad
Thai chicken curry
Chicken tikka skewers with cucumber salad
Chicken tikka masala
Jerk chicken with beans
Fragrant duck with wild rice pilau
Caribbean chicken
Easy sweet and sour chicken
Sticky lemon chicken
Rosemary chicken with tomato sauce
Frenchstyle chicken with peas and bacon
Italianstyle chicken burgers
Cheats chicken Kiev
Parmesan spring chicken
Chicken with herby mascarpone
Chicken fennel and tomato ragú
Summerinwinter chicken
Herbed turkey meatballs
Onepan duck with Savoy cabbage
Avocado chicken and bacon salad
Buffalo wings with blue cheese dip
Pigeon and hedgerow salad
Velvety duck liver parfait
Confit of duck
Italian chicken with ham basil and beans
Chilli chicken onepot
Panfried chicken in mushroom sauce
Chicken and mushroom puff pie
Easy chicken tagine
Classic coq au vin
Ginger chicken
French bean and duck Thai curry
Massaman curry roast chicken
Mustard chicken with winter vegetables
Foolproof slowroast chicken
Roast duck legs with red wine sauce
Classic roast chicken and gravy
Roast poussin with oregano orange and sherry
Guinea fowl with roast chestnuts
Crispy duck and baked apples
Partridge with wine and cinnamon
Roast pheasant with ricotta and Parma ham
Meatballs with spaghetti
Lamb steaks with tomatoes and olives
Italian pork patties with potato wedges
Sticky thyme and mustard bacon chops
Quick roast lamb
Hobtotable moussaka
Beef stroganoff with herby pasta
Spiced pineapple pork
Irish coddled pork with cider
Classic Swedish meatballs
Turkish lamb pilau
Thai beef stirfry
Steak and sticky red wine shallots
Sausages with oregano mushrooms and olives
Sticky maple pork with apples
Liver and bacon sauté with potatoes and parsley
Toad in the hole with onion gravy
Shepherds pie
Herby lamb cobbler
Fetacrusted lamb with rich tomato sauce
Onepan rogan josh
Beef bourguignon
Iberico ham with slowroast tomatoes and artichokes
Roast lamb with rosemary and garlic
Fresh mint sauce
Rabbit cacciatore hunters stew
Lamb cutlets with herb relish
Slowroast pork rolls with apple chilli chutney
Succulent braised venison
Chinesestyle braised beef onepot
Crisp Chinese pork
Asian aubergine and pork hot pot
Beef Rendang
Proper beef ale and mushroom pie
Steamed steak pudding
Panfried venison with blackberry sauce
Chilli con carne
Pork with black pudding and roasted rhubarb
Lamb tagine with dates and sweet potatoes
Muffintopped winter beef pot
Fillet of beef with peppercorn sauce
Flavoured butters to serve with steak
Roast rib of beef with sweet red onions and roasted whole garlic
Horseradish cream
Best Yorkshire puddings
Crisp roast pork with honey mustard gravy
Bramley apple sauce
Preparing squid
Preparing a flat fish
Filleting a cooked flat fish
Filleting a round fish
Hotsmoked salmon and egg Caesar
Griddled tuna with parsley salad
Salsa verde
Family fish pie
TexMex fish fillets
Feelgood fishcakes
Crunchy fish fingers
Superquick fish curry
Grilled salmon teriyaki with cucumber salad
Thaistyle steamed fish
Salmon and dill fishcakes
Dover sole with buttered leeks and shrimps
Smoked mackerel with herb and beet couscous
Pesto and olivecrusted fish
Onepan spanish fish stew
White fish with spicy beans and chorizo
Onepan salmon with roast asparagus
Almondcrusted fish with saffron sauce
Italian tuna balls
Spicy tuna burgers
Classic prawn cocktail
Mussels steamed with cider and bacon
Opening an oyster
Crispy squid
Easy garlic prawns
Smoked salmon with prawns horseradish cream and lime vinaigrette
Preparing a cooked crab
Crab and corn cakes with chilli dipping sauce
Maryland crabcakes
Golden beerbattered fish with chips
Cod with braised peas lentils and bacon
Smoked fish and cherry tomato rarebit
Warm salad of scallops and bacon
Pancettawrapped trout with almond beans
Skate with buttery parsley and capers
Bass with sizzled ginger chilli and spring onions
Foilpoached salmon with dill and avocado mayo
Scallops with tomato sauce vierge
Baked whole fish with romesco sauce
Summer fish stew with quick rouille
Lobster salad with fennel and lime
Lobster with Thermidor butter
Preparing a lobster
Vegetables and side dishes
Summer crunch salad
Indian summer salad
Tomato cucumber and coriander salad
Crunchy celeriac apple and pecan salad
Thai cucumber salad with sour chilli dressing
South westernstyle salad
Healthy coleslaw
Spring salad with watercress dressing
Homemade mayonnaise
Classic french dressing
Asianstyle dressing
Real salad cream
Tofu greens and cashew stirfry
Indian spiced greens
Layered roast summer vegetables
Aubergine tomato and Parmesan bake
Roasted peppers with tomatoes anchovies and olives
Melting cheese courgettes
Wilted chicory with melted Taleggio cheese
Artichokes with Parmesan butter sauce
Quick braised cabbage with pancetta
Lentil salad with soy beans sugar snaps and broccoli
Broccoli with garlic and chilli breadcrumbs
Cauliflower cheese
Braised lettuce with peas
Fennel gratin
Garlic and shallot spinach
Buttered leeks
Chunky oven chips
The perfect mash
Mustard potato salad
Smashed celeriac
Coconut rice and peas
Harissa couscous
Potatoes dauphinoise
Leek potato and bacon bake
Wild mushroom and potato cake
Twicebaked potatoes with goats cheese
Goats cheese and bacon rösti
Roast sweet potato squash and garlic mash
Roasted mixed roots
The ultimate roast potatoes
Honeyroast beetroot
Cooking for children
Fruity smoothie
Apricot yogurt granola pots
Cheese stackers
Fruit oat and seed bars
10Super sarnies and wraps
Bean dip with veggie sticks
Lime and chilli pitta crisps
Mini chicken bagel burgers
Sausage roll twists with tomato dip
Pizza rolls
Crisp chicken bites
Smoothie jellies with ice cream
Iced fairy cakes
Really easy lemonade
Chocolate krispie chick
Witches brew pea and bacon chowder
Chocolate crunch bars
Double ginger gingerbread men
Chocolate birthday cake
Tomato soup with cheese and Marmite twists
Blueberry and pecan oaties
Squished tomato pasta sauce
Sweet and sticky chicken noodles
Chicken and sweetcorn pies
Courgette muffins
Blueberry butterfly cakes
Kids crumble
Breads and doughs
Making a basic loaf
Easy white bread
Granary bread
Homemade sourdough
Dark mixed seed bread
Easy Irish soda bread
Glutenfree sundried tomato bread
Cheesy garlic bread
Bagels for brunch
Naan bread
Artichoke focaccia
Onion and bacon fougasse
Cracked black pepper and figgy bread
Pizza margherita
Quick chilli cornbread
Easy Easter brioche
Richly fruited hot cross buns
Cinnamon pecan sticky buns
Baked doughnuts
Pastry pancakes and batters
Lining a tart tin
Lining and covering a pie
Easiestever pancakes
American blueberry pancakes
Cheesy leek and potato pie
Cornish pasties
Bacon and blue cheese tart
Rustic courgette pine nut and ricotta tart
The ultimate apple pie
Custard tart with nutmeg pastry
Baked fruity autumn pudding
Pumpkin pie with pecan and maple cream
Flipover damson pie
Rhubarb ginger and apple scrunch pie
Apple pie turnovers
Chocolate and pecan tart
Apricot and almond bakewell
Treacle tart hearts
Vegetable tempura with soy and dipping sauce
Leek and goats cheese tartlets
Onion walnut and mushroom tarte tatin
Spinach and artichoke filo pie
Asparagus mascarpone and Parmesan pastries
Lemon meringue pie
Raspberry tart with almond pastry
Millionaires chocolate tart
Tangy lemon tart
Strawberries and cream layer
Apricot gâteau pithiviers
Walnut and rosewater baklava
Strawberry gâteau St Honoré
Fruity clafoutis
Moreish mocha profiteroles
Danish pastries
Rhubarb and almond crumble tart
Tarte tatin with brandy cream
Cakes bakes and biscuits
Classic Victoria sandwich
Sticky toffee banoffee
Spotty blueberry and clotted cream
Chocolate marble cake
Date banana and rum loaf
Cherry Bakewell cake
Porter cake
Cappuccino cake
Cinnamon and hazelnut cake
Glutenfree lemon drizzle cake
Rhubarb and custard cake
Bitter orange and poppy seed cake
Caramel apple loaf cake
Orange and white chocolate sponge
Banana cake with nutty crumble crunch
Triple ginger and spice cake
Frosted courgette and lemon cake
Whoopie pies
Sticky chocolate drop cakes
Bestever brownies
Peach melba squares
Sticky lime and coconut drizzle loaf
Yummy scrummy carrot cake
Moccachino slices
Plum and almond crumble slice
Chocolate chunk pecan cookies
Anzac biscuits
Simple jammy biscuits
Allbutter shortbread
Basic vanilla biscuit dough
Peanut butter cookies
Chocolate fudge cupcakes
Doughnut cupcakes
Pistachio cupcakes
Lemon and poppyseed cupcakes
Strawberry and polenta cupcakes
Feelgood muffins
Classic blueberry muffins
Triple chocolate chunk muffins
Classic scones
Crusted citrus scones
Cheddar and sweetcorn scones
Welsh cakes
Ultimate chocolate cake
Lemon mascarpone roulade
Toffee pecan cake
Raspberry layer cake
Raspberry bakewell cake
Orange and almond cake with citrus mascarpone
Berry cheesecake gateau
Pineapple upsidedown cake
Plum hazelnut and chocolate cake
Apple and blackberry traycake
Celebration cakes
Chocolate curl cake
Birthday bug cake
A good basic vanilla buttercream
Lemon curd and blueberry loaf cake
Summer celebration cake
Ginger simnel cake
Romantic rose cupcakes
Simple sugar roses
Rose petal wedding cake
Getting ahead
Light fruit cake
Zingy lemon syrup cake
Rich dark chocolate cake
Fill and cover the chocolate and lemon cakes with buttercream
Cover the fruit cake with marzipan
Cover all the cakes with readytoroll icing
Stack the cakes
Frosting the rose petals
Orange berry wedding cake
Make the orange sugar syrup
Make the crème patissière
Cover the cakes and make the decoration
Chocolate modelling paste
Stack cakes and finish the decoration
Getting ahead
Make the limoncello cream
Assemble the croquembouche
Decorate the croquembouche
Hot toddy fruitcake
Sugarpaste icing
Simmerandstir Christmas cake
Royal icing
Dark chocolate and cranberry roulade
Fruitfilled clementine cake
Jewelled fruit nut and seed cake
Snowcapped fairy cakes
Covering a cake
Zesty orange marzipan
Star sparkle cake
Snowman in the garden cake
Desserts and puddings
Lemon curd and yogurt fool
Banoffee trifles
Cookiedough crumble
Iced berries with hot chocolate sauce
Maple plum crumble
Fastestever lemon pudding
Sticky cinnamon figs
Pineapple and pink grapefruit with mint sugar
Strawberries in rosé wine
Tropical fruits in lemongrass syrup
Stunning summer pudding
Mango and cardamom syllabub
Lemon pannacotta with blackberries
Quick summer compote
Summer berry mousse cake
Roasted stone fruits with vanilla
Spiced poached pears in chocolate sauce
Biscuity lime pie
Elderflower and raspberry jellies
Baked raspberry and bramble trifle with Drambuie
Flourless chocolate and pear cake
Chocolate truffle torte
Light chocolate mousse
Chocolate caramel mousse
Chocolate and coffee truffle pots
Bestever tiramisu
Hot chocolate soufflés with chocolate cream sauce
White chocolate and strawberry marquise
Panettone pudding
Guiltfree sticky toffee pudding
Schooldays treacle sponge
Sticky ginger pear pudding
Apple flapjack crumble
Jam rolypoly
Creamy vanilla custard
Plum orange and almond cobbler
A nice rice pudding
Ultimate crème brûlée
Perfect meringues
Hazelnut and Baileys meringue cake
Mango and passion fruit roulade
Simple strawberry cheesecake
Praline meringue cake with strawberries
Luscious lemon baked cheesecake
Double chocolate cheesecake
White chocolate berry cheesecake
Frozen banana and peanut butter cheesecake
Classic vanilla ice cream
Blackcurrant cheesecake ice cream
Chunky fudge and coffee ripple ice cream
Maple crunch ice cream
Strawberry crème fraîche ice cream
Crunchy raspberry ripple terrine
Coffee semifreddo
Smooth chocolate sorbet
Pomegranate ice
Fruity coconut ices
Mango and vanilla granita
Vanilla yogurt ice
Christmas cooking
How to carve a turkey
Wrapping a pudding basin
Duck and pork terrine with cranberries and pistachios
Serve with Chicory and lambs lettuce with walnut dressing
Smoked salmon with beetroot and vodka crème fraîche
Grilled goats cheese with cranberry dressing
Classic roast turkey
Easy red wine gravy
Pancettawrapped turkey breast with herby lemon and pine nut stuffing
Baconwrapped sausages
Lemon and herb stuffing
Chestnut bacon and cranberry stuffing
Sage leek and onion balls
Creamy bread and onion sauce
Simple port and cranberry sauce
Buttered sprouts with chestnuts and bacon
Crisp honey mustard parsnips
Sticky spiced red cabbage
Glazed orange carrots
Caramelized carrots and onions
Threeinone braised vegetables
Parmesanroasted potatoes
Winter root mash with buttery crumbs
Classic roast goose with cider gravy
Duck two ways with spiced clementine sauce
Christmas poussin
Roast fillet of beef with mushroom stuffing
Beef Wellington
Moroccan spiced pie
Harissa yogurt sauce
Christmas ham with sticky ginger glaze
Spiced roast beef
Garland sausage roll slice
Christmas pudding with citrus and spice
Orange custard cream
Hot little christmas cakes
Christmas pudding ice cream
Stollen slice
Festive mincemeat
Unbelievably easy mince pies
Little Eccles mince pies
Mulled wine
Mulled apple juice
Ham leek and potato pie
Sherried turkey and ham bake
Cheeseboard and onion tart
Bubble and squeak
Jams preserves and pickles
Seville orange marmalade
Flexible jam
Rhubarb and vanilla jam
Apple and cranberry chutney
Red onion marmalade
Sweet chilli jam
Homemade tomato chutney
Autumn piccalilli
Balsamic pickled shallots
Pickled pears
Homemade tomato sauce
Fragrant mango and apple chutney
Gifts to make
Melting middle truffles
Orange and ginger stainedglass biscuits
Coconut ice squares
Cherry and coconut Florentines
Chocolate and vanilla fudge
Spanish fig and almond cakes
Stilton and poppy seed sablés
Walnut and raisin oatcakes
Cranberry and white chocolate panettone
Starry toffee cake squares
Peppermint lollipops
Mulled wine kit
Spice lovers mix
Cooking for crowds
Little Stilton and chestnut pasties
Prawn and pancetta spears
Smoked mackerelloaded leaves
Satay shots
Mini chilli beef pies
10Quick party nibbles
Summer sausage rolls
Lamb and feta burgers with minty yogurt
Prawn mango and spring onion pakoras
Rosemary and olive drop scones with goats cheese
Crispy pork and vegetable spring rolls
10Delicious dips
Bestever crab sandwiches
Pan bagnat
Layered houmous tabbouleh and feta picnic bowl
Tuna asparagus and white bean salad
Cold meatloaf with squashed tomato and pepper salsa
Picnic pie
Spicy tiffin eggs
Orzo and mozzarella salad
Roast chicken with couscous and pine nut stuffing
Satay chicken pieces
Seared steak with chimichurri dressing
Barbecued pork with sage lemon and prosciutto
Sticky barbecue ribs
Sticky chicken drumsticks
Lime and coriander chicken
Thaistyle prawns
Stuffed peppers on the barbecue
Barbecued mackerel with ginger chilli and lime drizzle
Lamb lemon and dill souvlaki
Tikkastyle fish
Grilled sweetcorn with chermoula butter
Barbecuebaked sweet potatoes
Fullyloaded Cajun chicken burgers
Classic beef burgers
Carrot and sesame burgers
Tangy tuna burgers
Top drinks
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For over 20 years, the team at Good Food magazine has been putting its expert knowledge into writing reliable recipes for the home kitchen. Each month the team, along with some of Britain's top chefs, create over 100 new recipes, which are triple-tested in the Good Food test kitchen to ensure they work first time for you. Along with practical advice on ingredients, utensils and gadgets, cooking techniques and seasonal tips, Good Food magazine has all the latest ideas and news for food lovers.

Jane Hornby trained at Leith's School of Food and Wine and, after graduating, found her dream job at Good Food magazine. There she spent six happy years writing, food styling, editing and working with some of the country's top chefs, as well as editing seven of the BBC Books 101 series. Jane now writes and styles recipes for Good Food and Olive magazines and her first book, What to Cook and How to Cook It, was published in 2010.

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