Most of the cookbooks that grace our kitchen shelf usually serve the purpose of gastroporn and then spend the rest of their time gathering dust.
Then we were given a copy of Jamie's Ministry of Food from a family friend who had 'too many Jamie books already', and it's honestly the first time I've really made good use of a cook book! It's full of heaps of basic, staple recipes, and they're written in such a way that makes experimentation/substitution a lot less scary to a 'recipe cook' like me.
The book sans dust jacket. (I love the oldschool designs you can find beneath many a dusty jacket).
What we cooked the other night. 20 minutes. So good.
And somewhat unrelated by whilst on the subject of breakfast, this is what I eat every morning...
Fruit salad, Carman's muesli and natural yoghurt. I make the fruit salad at the start of each week and it lasts the whole week. And Carman's muesli is just awesome. They have such an inspiring business history too.
Okay off to cook yet another recipe from that book ;)