Ever found yourself trying to devise a delicious dinner with just a few pantry ingredients and found it a challenge?
Here are two new cooking books that will turn that feeling on its head, arming you some simple recipes and techniques to conjure up a show stopping meal with minimal fuss or food shopping. We're sold!
The Kitchen Shelf: Take a few pantry essentials, add two ingredients from the store, and make everyday eating extraordinary
by Rosie Reynolds (Author), Eve O'Sullivan (Author)
Ever wondered how many kitchen essentials it would take to whip up a meal fit for a king?
These are the sort of questions answered by Reynolds and O'Sullivan in this kitchen survival guide that points out there are acually only 30 shelf essentials you need rely on, of which there are surprisingly few "key" essentials including canned chickpeas and a bar of chocolate.
With a perfectly stocked store and just two ingredients they manage to turn everyday eating into the 'extraordinary' with 100 recipes.
If you're a fan of minimalist cooking this is your new essential cookbook.
Chef, food writer and TV personality, John Whaite, pays homage to 5 ingredient recipes (excluding the 'essentials' of butter, oil, salt and pepper) with his fun and practical ideas in Perfect Plates.
With the emphasis very much on plates there's a recipe for every occasion; Weekend Morning Plates for breakfasts and brunches, Hearty Plates of comfort food, Every Day Plates for easy week-night suppers, Worth the Wait Plates for slow cooking, Posh Plates for easy, impressive dishes as well as Many Plates for sharing and finally Dessert Plates for simple cakes and sweet treats.
Discover Fine Dining Lovers' exclusive Why Waste? video series, featuring Massimo Bottura and his team of chefs, as they teach us how to repurpose leftovers and trimmings in delicious and imaginative ways, from vegetables to dairy. Take a look