BN.com Gift Guide

Alice's Cookbook / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 90%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $1.99   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   

Overview

Alice Hart is an exciting and authoritative new young voice on food who loves to share her culinary knowledge with friends. In this book she encourages her generation of 20- and 30-somethings to cook the original, modern food they enjoy to fit the lifestyles they lead. Dip into Alice's Cookbook in January to find an inspirational New Year brunch, or during August for a vibrant and memorable summer kitchen supper. Each recipe is designed to fit into busy social lives: Hands-on cooking times are provided for each dish, menus are adaptable to seasons and availability, and advice is given to scale quantities up or down to feed a crowd (or not).
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“I love this book. I love everything about it: the recipes, the tone and, as importantly, Alice’s warmth.”—Sophie Dahl, author of Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights “Thoroughly modern and irresistible recipes. Full of meals for good times with friends. Makes you hungry just reading it.”—Diana Henry, author of Pure Simple Cooking “Alice’s Cookbook brings the food of hip London chef Alice Hart to our shores, with an emphasis on dishes that are seasonal, crowd-friendly and uncomplicated. Hart . . . pairs flavors that make sense; they make complete palettes. . . . A relatively inexperienced, 30-something cook can pull off Hart’s recipes and will appreciate [their] modern sensibility.” —Washington Post “A cookbook filled with recipes to nourish a busy lifestyle. [Alice Hart provides] easy-to-follow menus and recipes for seasonal lunches, portable breakfasts, and parties, among other occasions. . . . For readers too busy to cook or those simply seeking fresh and tasty ideas.”—Kirkus Reviews“Alice Hart . . . should feel very proud of what she’s done. This is a compact paperback volume which is just the right size to carry around and study to tab all the great recipes. I try to test each book I own with at least one recipe, and for this one, it was the brownies. She boasted they are the best ever, and my husband concurs! The rest of the book is laid out around occasions in which you might prepare a certain meal– picnic, around the fire, Sundays, etc. I found this organization to be helpful not just for thinking of meal planning, but also in getting into narrative of the book and feeling as though I could relate to Alice’s lifestyle and how food fits into it. Some of the recipes are a bit involved, but every so often, it’s good to make an extra effort in the kitchen. I really like this book, a lot. With superb photography by Emma Lee, it is definitely on my list of favorites!”—mattbites.com
CookThatBook
I’m going to cut to the chase and announce right off the bat that I have a lot of heart for Alice’s Cookbook. . . .The collection of recipes continue to inspire and motivate me in the kitchen. In fact, I’m having a hard time putting it aside and have a number of recipes earmarked to make in the near future. Each section of the book contains a collection of recipes for a particular menu (e.g. spring breakfast for six on the weekend) and provides make ahead suggestions to help avoid that dreaded last minute rush in the kitchen. I really appreciated the fluidity with which the recipes are written. . . .Alice include all of the relevant detail one looks for in a recipe, but keeps it open to interpretation in a way that really makes you feel in control of the dish as if you are co-creating it together. It’s more of a guide, leaving room for your natural culinary instincts to take charge. . . .Two thumbs up from me!
Kirkus Reviews

A cookbook filled with recipes to nourish a busy lifestyle.

Stop eating prepackaged pasta because you have no time to cook, writes the author. Don't miss all the jokes at the dinner party because you are sweating it out over the stove. Food editor Hart thinks spending time with friends and family is made great by sharing a fantastic meal. To pull this off, the author prepares most meals early. "This advance prepping is my way of picking a path through life's vicissitudes, with sanity somewhat intact and delectable food on the table," she writes in the introduction to her debut cookbook. Hart follows that up with easy-to-follow menus and recipes for seasonal lunches, portable breakfasts and parties, among other occasions. She breaks down exact prep time, as well as how long a recipe can be refrigerated. The author has even manipulated recipes so that multiple items can be in the oven at the same time and temperature. The recipe for Quick Damper Bread Dipping Sticks, meant to be cooked over a campfire, includes tips on how to transport prepped ingredients to the wilderness. The author's menu for an Autumn Sunday Lunch for Six includes Carmelized Baby Roots, Feta and Sweet Lemon Dressing; Slow-Roasted Red-Currant and Thyme Lamb Shoulder; Glazed Cabbage; Giant Yorkshire Pudding; and a Pear and Almond Tarte Tatin. To this feast, Hart folds in as many time-saving tips as possible and provides a minute-by-minute break down of how to get all of the dishes on the table by 2 p.m.

For readers too busy to cook or those simply seeking fresh and tasty ideas.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762770182
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/10/2011
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Hart, 28, was the youngest ever food editor at Waitrose Food Illustrated, a chef, and a food stylist whose friends describe her as a ‘feeder’. Her firm grasp on what people love to cook and eat comes from amazingly broad experience. Since begging her way into the pastry section at the renowned Griffin Inn in Sussex as a teenager, she has gained a degree in physiology and neuroscience, run a farmer’s market bakery stall and become an alumnus of Leiths School of Food and Wine. Her popup restaurant week in London’s Shoreditch in February sold out in less than a day. Later this year she plans to launch a Vietnamese restaurant. And whenever she has the time, she is cooking and travelling in her pride and joy: Myrtle the Hurtle, a bay window, 1972 VW camper van, fully decked-out with kitchen.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)