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Don't bin it! With How to be an Everyday Kitchen Magician you will be astounded by what you can make from the most uninspiring food at the back of your fridge or cupboard. This book is so much more than a recipe book - in fact, it's about learning to cook without using recipes at all. It's about making the most of what you have, reducing your waste dramatically, and discovering how to create spontaneous, delicious dishes in minutes. It's filled with ingredients that most of us would throw away without so much as a second thought. For example ...* A cold leftover sausage, a crusty bit of cheddar, a bendy courgette and a few wrinkly mushrooms can become a sublime risotto in 20 minutes. * Take a dried-out flour tortilla, half an onion, a squirt of tomato puree, a squidgy tomato and a scattering of dried herbs, combine with random bits of cooked veg and you've got a delicious 'pizza' in less time than it takes for delivery. Whether you're a non-cook or an aspiring professional, the recipes, techniques and way of thinking about cooking in these pages will change your culinary life forever. Your everyday bits, leftovers and rejects will become a treasure trove of delicious dishes rather than wasted cash. GBP12 billion worth of food and drink is thrown away every year in the UK, adding up to hundreds of pounds per household.
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Table of Contents

Author's note Introduction How to use this book Change your thinking Basic essentials Principles for 'non-recipe', waste-free cooking Re-heating cooked food Cook-and-chill and par-cooking The scary cupboard Dealing with mistakes The recipes Eggs (and butter, milk, cream and flour) Cheese Bread The veg rack Chicken Other meat and fish Pasta, rice, couscous and pulses The salad drawer Tin can alley Cooked leftovers The fruit bowl

About the Author

Richard Fox is a TV chef and beer expert personality, and active supporter of the WRAP- backed 'Love Food Hate Waste' campaign. He is the author of The Food and Beer Cookbook, which was published in 2006 and was winner of The British Guild of Beer Writers awards for Food and Beer writing. He has had his own cooking slot on BBC1 Regional Look North and was a regular chef on BBC 2's Food Poker. He is a regular on The Food Channel's Market Kitchen, and launched the Love Food Hate Waste concept on this channel. Richard's expertise in the world of food and drink has made him a favourite personality for hosting gourmet events for Harvey Nichols and Fuller's brewery, as well as at the British Ambassador's residence in Paris in support of British export. He has spoken and demonstrated at The National Chef's Conference as well as at numerous corporate and private events around the world. He has appeared on UKTV Food, Saturday Cooks on ITV and The Good Food Show on BBC Radio 4, to name but a few. Richard tours the UK performing cooking demonstrations on the subject of food waste and cooking with leftovers and everyday ingredients: armed with nothing more than a set of knives, a box of everyday cupboard ingredients and the contents of an everyman's fridge, he shows people how to convert past-it-looking produce into gastronomic masterpieces. His book How to be an Everyday Kitchen Magician is due out in 2012.

Reviews

"Pages full of tasty new tricks - many I'll be sharing with family at home." * Gary Rhodes *

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