I tend to use a couple of cookery books (Good Housekeeping and Annabel Karmel mostly) and on the whole, make up my own recipes. This is why my cooking is infamous, mostly for being burnt. It’s not my fault, it’s just that I get a bit distracted wander off, do something else, then add something that doesn’t go. Dining at my house is an experience, some people are even brave enough to come back again. If nothing else, there is always the comedy moment when I open a kitchen cupboard to be flattened by an avalanche of gadgetry, all of which has one part missing, none of which I use.
So, when Tana’s Kitchen Secrets arrived for me I was a little filled with trepidation, it looked so nice, was it for me? Well, that evening I set to reading and found it one of the best cookery books I have ever read. Why? Well, it tells you exactly what you need in your cupboard, there’s lots of little short cuts and best of all the recipes are for food that you would actually want to eat. They are mostly simple with just a few easy to obtain ingredients. In fact, I would go as far as to say that this cookery book provides all those recipes that you really want in one book. From easy bread rolls to the scrumptious salmon with spaghetti. It’s full of those basics which you know that you should know how to cook, you just don’t.
I genuinely love it, it’s a fantastic book, I’ve had the kids making bread rolls and gingerbread men and the husband is looking forward to spicy chicken wings and haddock risotto. I actually have read it, and then re-read bits of it and I now feel so much more at home in the kitchen than I have ever done before. Thank you Tana. It’s also beautifully presented, so what more could a girl want. Gush, gush, gush. I’m rushing off to see what else she has written!
Anyway, I have 3 copies of the book to giveaway. To be in with a chance just leave a comment on the blog with details on how I can contact you. The winners will be selected by random number generator next Sunday. UK residents only I’m afraid.
You can buy it here.