Friday, February 06, 2009

Ministry of Food

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.

jamie's ministry of food
The book sans dust jacket. (I love the oldschool designs you can find beneath many a dusty jacket).

jamie's ministry of food
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...

the daily breakfast
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 ;)

9 comments:

ButtonsByLouLou said...

Breakfast looks yum. I didn't watch the whole series but I liked the Ministry of Food episodes that I saw on TV. Very interesting idea.

Jess (fushmush) said...

oh I love Jamie's Ministry of Food recipe book too. It's also the first recipe book that I've used a lot. You should try the sweet potato and chorizo soup next. It's delicious.

Karin said...

Yummm...

meet me at mikes - crafty! said...

Look at you go!
Delicous, methinks!

Liz Cox said...

Oh, that book looks perfect! I'll definitely have to get onto that one. 20 minute dinners sound like just my kind of dinners. Thanks for the tip!

Di said...

I've made a few things from the Jamie book - the minced beef wellington and the lamb and red wine stew which was delicious! I think my favourite cookbook of the moment is Rachel Allan's Bake! Yummy recipes - today I made german style pretzels and gruyere and bacon scones - delicious!

Jac said...

I love that book!
I made the Mega Chocolate Fudge Cake on Xmas Day - super easy and a HUGE hit with my family!

Bettyjoy said...

I love that book - we have it too and make good use of it- I can recommend the chicken and leek pie:) - its gorgeous - a nice hearty winter pie, and the beef wellington too - and the balti fish kebabs and salads too - I'm kind of addicted to those!!

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