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Love to Cook

Written by

Mary Berry

Who’s the author? The one and only Mary Berry, author of over 70 cookbooks, much-loved judge on BBC’s Britain’s Best Home Cook, and the nation’s favourite cookery writer.

What’s it about? It goes without saying that Mary Berry loves to cook. For over six decades she’s been concocting recipes, writing bestselling cookbooks, and fostering a love of food in millions of home cooks. She’s now one of the nation’s best-loved food writers, all thanks to her deep, emotional connection to food. Her latest cookbook, Love to Cook, hones in on that connection, with over 120 recipes designed to highlight the unique emotional power of food. These are recipes to be cooked and shared with loved ones, recipes that will nourish those around you and bring joy to your dinner table. As usual, Mary puts ease and accessibility first. Complete with no-nonsense tips and tricks, as well a beautiful photograph of each finished dish, these recipes will produce perfect results every time, whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned cook.

In Mary’s own words: “My cooking is all about sharing what I know and love, teaching and inspiring everyone to enjoy cooking as much as I do. Over the past year many have had unexpected time on their hands at home and have found a love of cooking to be comforting and healing in very difficult times”

Mary fans will also be delighted to learn that a brand new BBC Two series will accompany this book; over the course of six episodes, Mary will seek out fellow food-lovers, from cooks to vegetable gardeners, who’ll share their own personal food stories. She’ll also cook up a host of recipes from the book, showing the viewers at home how to create some truly heartwarming dishes.

Recipes we love: Katsu Chicken, Twice-Baked Crab Souffle, Asparagus and Pistachio Salad, and not one but six kinds of burger (including plant-based options).

Perfect for: Family cooks, those who love to entertain, anyone who finds joy and solace in cooking, and passionate home cooks looking for surefire, tried-and-tested recipes.

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