Food to soothe the soul

Price £19.99
ISBN 9780857834164
Format Hardback
Published 05 Oct 2017
Size 265 x 180 MM
Pages 224


With the concept of hygge emphasising the importance of enjoying the sensual, warming things in life, cosy cooking has taken on a new life. John's collection of enticing recipes will have you cooking up a comforting feast in the kitchen.

Chapters are divided by comfort cravings, including Something Crunchy; Something Spicy; Something Pillowy; Something Cheesy and, of course, Something Sweet. Recipes include Breakfast Ramen, Devil Curry, Crab & Sriracha Mac'n'Cheese, Lemon & Pea Barley Risotto, Peanut Butter Brownies and Cinnamon Knots. A champion of comfort food, John Whaite celebrates the simple pleasure of cooking and eating without feeling guilty.


'If you're tired of spartan eating and keen to cheer yourself up with something a bit more self-indulgent, this new collection could be just what you're looking for.' -- Dales Life

'The pared-back approach certainly doesn't imply any constraints on his creativity.' -- Nigella Lawson

'Alluring, want-to-cook-now recipes... a very satisfying, thorough book.' -- Daily Mail

'With chapters centred on such feel-good properties as cheesy, crunchy and spicy, the recipes are sure to hit the spot.' -- Delicious Magazine

'Full of cosy recipes, this book by John Whaite is perfect for when the weather turns. Clever twists on dishes elevate them to dinner-party worthy standard, from Indian shepherd's pie with a sag aloo top to tartiflette pizza (hello double carbs).' -- BBC Good Food

'John's fourth book is a joy from start to finish. I love the warmth of it; every recipe is designed to entice you and (most important of all) make you hungry. It's not often I flip the pages of a book and find so many recipes I need to cook -- and share.' -- Delicious Magazine

'This joyful offering from John Waite is something special. The recipes sound so incredible you won't know what to cook first, and John is such a beautiful writer - his anecdotes about the different recipes are wonderfully evocative.' -- Great British Food

Author Information

John Whaite won the third series of The Great British Bake Off. He studied at Le Cordon Bleu, though his love of food came from learning at his mother’s knee. He writes for the Telegraph and is resident chef on ITV’s Lorraine. He is the presenter of ITV food programme The Chopping Block, out in April 2016. He has also opened his own cooking school John Whaite’s Kitchen. This is his third book. @JohnWhaiteBakes

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