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Book Review: Alex Mackay’s Cookbook For Everybody Everyday

This is a big heavy book. I have a thing for big heavy books... They are nice to hold, they look great on the coffee table and they have beautiful full page glossy pictures. There is something immediately tangible about them.

Alex Mackay’s Cookbook for Everybody Everyday literally has something for everyone. With 126 recipes, I can see it getting a lot of use in the kitchen. At least twice a week, maybe more, I certainly have not put it down. Whether you are just starting to experiment in the kitchen or you are an old hand and want to master some basics then this cookbook should be your bible. The key to everything appears to be reinvention and the art of mastering the basics, and voila you have hundreds of delicious meals. I wish I had owned this book years ago.

Alex believes that cooking is an adventure and that good food should be for everyone. Well, I think so too. You don’t have to spend a fortune on hard-to-come by ingredients or have an encyclopaedic knowledge of cooking methods to eat well and healthily. He knows that most of us shop in the supermarket and work from nine to five and what he teaches through his book is to know a few basic recipes inside-out and to reinvent them so that they never grow tired.

This book is a winner.

Review by Jess Godfrey - Copyright © 2012 Jess Godfrey – All Rights

About the Author

Alex Mackay worked as a chef at Michelin-starred restaurants in France, Italy and the UK. Having run Raymond Blanc’s cookery school and founded the internationally acclaimed Baou d’Infer cookery school in Provence, he now teaches alongside Delia Smith. His first book Cooking in Provence was a winner at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

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