What to Cook and How to Cook It — Jane Hornby

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What to Cook and How to Cook It is the ultimate cookbook for beginners. UK food writer and recipe editor Jane Hornby takes 100 easy and delicious recipes back to basics, pairing straightforward instructions with step‐by‐step photographs illustrating ingredients, process, and techniques.

Learn to make meals ranging from simple to spectacular, with tasty recipes for every occasion, including Breakfast Muffins and Spaghetti Carbonara, to Mushroom Risotto and classic Lemon Tart. Hornby’s careful explanations will turn even the most timid beginner into a confdient cook with a solid recipe repertoire.

Hornby's by-the-book approach to everyday eating is a terrific resource for those with a taste for tradition. Each dish is accompanied by step-by-step photos, ensuring those cooking along with the author will be able to pull off Cinnamon Rolls, a Chocolate Truffle Cake, or Shrimp Pad Thai with confidence.


  • Condition: New
  • Edition: Hardback - Published October 20, 2010
  • Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd/Great Britain/British Isles
  • ISBN-13: 9780714859583
  • ISBN-10 0714859583
  • Pages: 415
  • Dimensions: 10.75" H x 1.75" D x 9.00" W
  • Weight: 4lbs 6oz (before shipping)
  • Rating:★★★★ (See FAQs)
  • Jane Hornby is an established baker, food writer, cookbook author, and recipe tester. She is a columnist for BBC’s Good Food magazine and teaches cooking classes. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and been featured in media outlets throughout the U.S. and UK.
  • She is the author of the cookbooks What to Cook and How to Cook It and Fresh and Easy, both published by Phaidon. Hornby lives outside of London in the English countryside with her fiancé and top recipe taster Ross.