"You could cook non-stop from this book for, indeed, a year, without ever getting bored! With over 200 recipes, and with an expansive flavour palette, it is a boon for those in a cooking rut." Nigella Lawson
"[T]his book is very timely... and there are so many wantable dishes here... Among the dishes calling me are sausage and fennel focaccia rolls; squash baked with beer, cheese, cream and pretzels; and cherry Bakewell pudding." Diana Henry, Telegraph
"What a beauty... imaginative, appealing recipes grounded in good sense... you can taste the experience, that these are lived recipes." Rachel Roddy
"[T]he one cook book you really need this autumn is this practical work from the ever-inventive Thomson" Independent
"One of my tests of how much I am excited by a new cookbook is how many recipes I feel driven to mark with a Post-It note. With Home Cookery Year I suddenly realised I was Post-It noting nearly every page." Bee Wilson
Home Cookery Year is the new essential kitchen bible, year-round and every day. Claire Thomson writes foolproof, imaginative recipes to please the whole family – as a professional chef and mum of three, she understands what it's like to whip up tasty, crowd-pleasing dishes in minimal time at the end of a busy working day. Wearing its seasonality lightly, with the emphasis on usefulness and practicality, Home Cookery Year offers mealtime solutions for:
• midweek emergencies
• cooking on a budget
• on a budget and storecupboard recipes
• salads and light lunches
• treat yourself (indulgent dishes for special occasions)
• celebration feasts
Every recipe you will ever need is in here, for every occasion, with twists on classics, and super ideas for jaded palates for young and old alike.
Claire Thomson is a chef and food writer. She has written about food for publications including the Guardian, Telegraph, BBC Good Food Magazine and Countryfile Magazine.
Claire has appeared on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen and BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. She lives in Bristol with her husband and three children. Her previous books include Art of the Pantry and New Kitchen Basics. This is her fifth book.