Madhouse Cookbook, Hardback Book

Madhouse Cookbook Hardback

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


Oh, how Jo Pratt's life has changed over the last few years!

Gone are the days of spending a day or two preparing for elaborate dinner parties, using ingredients she hunted down in back-street markets and fancy deli shops.

That was all pre-children - now things are very different.

She's a busy mum who has to juggle work, children and all the associated chaos.

She lives in a madhouse! Bestselling author Jo has devised a cookbook full of delicious and healthy food that addresses one of the most challenging problems experienced by busy parents: finding time to cook meals for their family.

The recipes are simple, easy to shop for and quick to make, with shortcuts and prepare-ahead tips.

But there's much more to the book than this - there are also Lifesaver mini-recipes that give you staples for your freezer and store cupboard, and Leftovers mini-recipes too, to show you how to be clever and get more value out of time spent in the kitchen.

There are three chapters - 'Monday to Friday Survival', 'Busy Weekends' and 'Cling onto your Social Life'. These chapters feature recipes for every meal and eventuality, including weekday kids' teatime recipes that will go down a storm, dinners that will wow your friends, and Sunday lunches to make the most of those precious moments of relaxation with your family.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages, ill
  • Publisher: Watkins Media
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Quick & easy cooking
  • ISBN: 9781848990630



Item not Available
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.

Review by

Some of the recipes are a little iffy, but most are real winners. The presentation is fun and plenty of helpful tips are included. One favorite is a "leftovers" tip, included right with each recipe for user ease. A downside is that nutrition seems to fall by the wayside, with some recipes seeming far more unhealthy than they could be. Further, for a book than promotes ease and timeliness, there is no telling without some mental math how long a recipe will take. Overall, not a bad cookbook, but not one that will make you rush to the kitchen.