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A Long and Messy Business, Hardback Book


'I get fed up with the number of cookbooks that promise quick and easy meals, those that promise a three-course dinner that can be knocked up in thirty minutes.

Most cooking, and certainly most enjoyable cooking, takes a little longer.

I can knock something up in a hurry if I have to there are plenty of quick and easy recipes in this book but that ability was a long time in the acquisition, and I still prefer to take my time, in order to do it better than I did it last time.' These recipes and essays, first published in the Financial Times, are a distillation of Rowley Leigh s forty years as both a professional chef and a home cook.

They detail with precision and wit how to cook and enjoy both unusual and familiar ingredients through the seasons.

With Leigh s succinct wine recommendations and over 120 recipes, this is a book to get messy with overuse in the kitchen and to pore over in an armchair with a glass of the author s beloved Riesling close to hand.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416 pages, Full colour integrated photographic
  • Publisher: Unbound
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  • Category: Cookery / food & drink etc
  • ISBN: 9781783525195



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