Step-by-step instructions make this a must for every cook
- Comfort Food
- Author: Simon & Alison Holst
- ISBN: 9780992247188
- Quick & Easy Cooking
- Published by: Hyndman Publishing
- Soft Cover
When Simon and Alison initially started thinking about this book, they were thinking of the likes of soups, stews and curries – plus macaroni cheese and almost anything that includes mashed potatoes.
Before they put pen to paper, however, they thought they should check the definition. It seems most definitions of comfort food are considerably wider, but the common elements include foods that (not surprisingly) make you feel better, and that also evokes a sense of nostalgia and makes you think of childhood and home cooking.
Happily, this gave them considerably more scope. What they have come up with may seem to be an eclectic selection, but it does includes many of their favourite recipes, some of which just give a warm sense of wellbeing, and others that evoke memories of childhood and a definite sense of nostalgia.
Simon & Alison Holst make a formidable team! Dame Alison, one of New Zealand’s original TV cooks, has been writing cookbooks for over 40 years and has over 100 titles to her name. Alison has been voted New Zealand’s most trusted person, no doubt in part a reflection of how her practical, down to earth approach and ‘tried and true’ recipes have taught generations of cooks how to feed their families with good, nutritious and delicious food.
For the last 20 years she has been joined by her son Simon, who also now appears regularly on national television, and together they have written over 30 best-selling cookbooks which have sold in excess of 2 million copies. Fantastic food, easy to follow recipes you can’t go wrong
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Family in Focus Review
When this book first arrived my impression was that it was a tiny little book, but being that it was from Simon and Alison Holst I was looking forward to having a browse through it.
First thing that I noticed was that most of the ingredients can be found in the every day pantry, and because of that, aren’t out of the price range for the average family to create. The photos included show REAL meals, and not some creations put together by chefs that have been working on making fancy meals that seem impossible for someone like me to create.
So tonight we set out to create the Butter Chicken found on page 50-51 and I have to admit that I was surprised at just how easy it was to make. I was expecting it to be far harder but now I’ve done it once, there is no way i’ll be buying the premade jars again. It was totally delicous and even the kids scoffed it down with no complaints. Well ok, one child complained but she doesn’t like anything that isn’t macaroni cheese (which there is also a recipe for on page 13) so that was no real surprise. However the other two younger kids soon demolished her share as well which was a pleasant surprise.
I can see us trying nearly all the recipes in the book and I hope that our lucky reviewers will share photos of their creations as well.