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Kirstie's real kitchen

Kirstie's real kitchen

Allsopp, Kirstie, author; Platts, Rita, photographer (expression)

As someone who didn't learn to cook at her mother's apron strings, Kirstie has had to learn as she's gone along. Luckily she's been blessed with great advice from the cooks, bakers and chefs she's worked with and recipes inherited from friends and families over the years. In this book, she brings together her favourite recipes - the ones she relies on to feed her family, and whoever else happens to be around. From weekday suppers and entertaining a crowd, to dealing with fussy eaters and outdoor eating (essential for families with lots of boys), the book is full of the recipes that are at the centre of Kirstie's family life

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Kirstie Allsopp ; photography by Rita Platts
ISBN: 1473643368, 9781473643369
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 288 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm
Subject: Cooking.; Food and Drink.

Author note

Kirstie Allsopp has starred in Channel 4's Kirstie's Vintage Home, Kirstie's Handmade Britain, and Kirstie's Homemade Home and is the co-presenter, with Phil Spencer, of Location, Location, Location and Relocation, Relocation. She got her first job with interior decorator Nikki Haslam, worked for Country Living magazine before setting up a property buying business with a friend. Kirstie lives in Devon and West London with her partner Ben Anderson and their two sons and two stepsons.

Back cover copy

'I came late to cooking, but I firmly believe that you can
find the cook in yourself at any age. This book charts my
cooking journey from passionate traveller through nervous
girlfriend, terrified stepmother, new mother and busy TV
presenter. It wasn't always smooth sailing, but now there's
nothing I enjoy more than pottering in the kitchen, putting
meals together for family and friends.'
Kirstie Allsopp is renowned for her home-making skills,
and now in this book she shares the recipes that she cooks
on a daily basis for her children, stepchildren and partner
Ben. From breakfast, lunch and dinner, to picnics, parties
and festive occasions, Kirstie is full of ideas that are easy,adaptable and a pleasure to eat.