|Make it Easy Cookbook c/o IMM Lifestyle Books|
It doesn't take much arm twisting to get me excited about a new cookbook. I love to read cookbooks, try their recipes and even thumb through them occasionally for a bit of inspiration when I'm trying to create something new or looking for new ways to photograph a dish. I have dedicated shelf space in my home for my cookbook collection and I refer to them time and again for kitchen wisdom, favorite recipes and regular meal planning.
|Italian Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, Parma Ham and Parmesan Palmiers and Slow-fried Lemon and Oregano Potatoes|
Make it Easy is a new cookbook by Jane Lovett, an experienced cook who runs cookery demonstrations from her home and around the UK. In addition to writing a regular food column for a regional newspaper and contributing to a monthly magazine among other publications, Lovett previously worked at Leiths Good Food and taught at Leiths School of Food and Wine. As if that isn't enough, she also trained at the Cordon Bleu in London.
|Italian Meatballs with Tomato Sauce|
|Lavender and Lemon Shortbread|
I then set about making a selection of the recipes. There were so many good looking dishes to choose from that I could hardly decide.
In addition to creative, simple recipes, Make it Easy is full of beautiful photographs and tips on making dishes in advance, which makes it perfect for entertaining when scheduling and advanced preparations are the key to a successful dinner.
|Slow-fried Lemon and Oregano Potatoes|
Make it Easy by Jane Lovett is £12.99 and available online via Waterstones among other high street and online book retailers.