COOKING & FOOD

Classic: Delicious, No-Fuss Recipes from Mary’s New BBC Series

BBC. Jun. 2019. 320p. photos. index. ISBN 9781785943249. $45. COOKING
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How do you make vegetable stir-fry sound like an elegant meal? Read it from food writer and television producer Berry’s (The Great British Bake Off) latest collection. This beautiful text makes even the most simple and quickest weeknight meal sound like a delicacy. Some recipes such as apple tarte tatin are accompanied by pictorial guides. Others, including banoffee pie, have mouthwatering color photographs. Besides the delicious recipes, this book contains a recipe finder, menus for a variety of occasions, and notes on topics such as how big is a large egg and tips for turning all-purpose flour into self-rising. The dishes, as the title and introduction suggest, are classics Berry would rely on in her own home kitchen. The collection is not meant to be daunting; rather, this lovely grouping of British recipes is attainable for the home cook.
VERDICT This book will appeal to anglophiles, lovers and dabblers of British cuisine, and home cooks looking for some added elegance in their stir-fry.

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