The Vicar’s Wife’s Cook Book


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An exciting new cookery book from a first-time author and hard-working mother of two.

Elisa Beynon won a competition to find a new and original voice in food writing, which was run in 2007 by Fourth Estate and Waitrose Food Illustrated. Her entry impressed the judges – among them Nigel Slater – with its emphasis on creating nutritious, affordable, practical meals for guests and a young family alike.

Putting her family's well-being at the heart of all her cooking, Elisa really considers what people at her table would most like to eat. With her unpretentious, homely warmth, Elisa candidly shows the secret to creating good, nourishing and tasty grub that won't cost an arm and a leg and can be rustled up on the night. From Sunday lunch to cosy weekday suppers, food to feed a crowd, to winter feasts and welcoming dinners, these sumptuous recipe suggestions are easy and quick to cook, whether that's creating roast pork and crackling with gingered pears and mustard mash, guacamole-encrusted tuna, a hot haloumi salad or a warming lemon rice pudding to share.

Entertaining and honest, Elisa will help you relish feeding the ones you care about and create tasty dishes perfect for them.