Hi my name is Matt, and I’m a cookbookaholic. It has been exactly 1 hour and 47 minutes since I purchased my last cookbook… it’s my addiction. There’s something wonderfully inspiring about cookbooks, maybe it’s the beautiful food photography, maybe it’s the variety of recipes and the stories behind them or perhaps it’s a combination of both. Then again, I could just be crazy. Anyway moving on, one of the more recent additions to the cookbook family was Anna Gare’s new book ‘Eat In: The best food is made at home‘. Everybody loves to go and eat at restaurants, but lets face it most of us can’t afford to eat out every night (I know we can’t!). Not only will this send us broke, but we will never know what goes into our food. The premise behind the book is that the best food is made at home (obviously depends on who cooks 😉 ). In typical Anna Gare fashion, this book is a party for your eyes, filled with bright vibrant colours, amazing pictures and the recipes are really easy to follow. The methods all begin with a verb, so you can’t go too wrong.
The chapters throughout the book include, ‘Good Morning’, ‘Lovely Lunches’, ‘Feeding Family and Friends’, ‘Salads’, ‘Sweet Things’ and of course ‘What’s for Dinner Mum?’. Anna also provides plenty of hints, tricks and insider secrets to help with the shopping and meal planning. All the advice is down to earth and anyone can follow. Anyone who struggles to find inspiration for the midweek meals, finds it hard to put enough veggies on the plate or just has issues with cooking in general, should buy this book. As for the more experienced cooks, buy this book too, as there are some great recipes!
Below is a recipe inspired by Anna’s recipe for Huevos Rancheros, of course with a few alterations here and there as I generally use recipes as a guide rather than the law (crazy I know). For those playing at home thinking what on earth is Huevos Rancheros, basically it’s a breakfast taco cross pizza and it will blow your mind… literally…if you over do the chilli 😀
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