This month I was sent a copy of Dinner Tonight cookbook by Lindsey Bareham to review. I found out that this is the book that will save me hours and hours of my limited time every week. I’ve been having such evenings, or actually most of my evenings are like this, when I head home after a long day thinking of what shall I cook for dinner tonight. It’s when I am hungry and I know that I need to eat something light, healthy and filling at the same time but I don’t really want to spend an hour or so standing in the kitchen preparing the meal. “Dinner Tonight” does make life 100x times easier. It actually can save your life as it includes 200 dishes that could be cooked in minutes. Yes that’s right, minutes! And not in any case more than that. Isn’t that just amazing? In this book you have the secret revealed.
This book includes the writer’s most tempting, accessible and mouthwatering recipes from her popular daily column for “The Times”. It consists of five main sections that cover almost everything that could come up to your mind; eggs and cheese, vegetables, seafood, meat and puddings. The vegetables section includes mostly vegetarian recipes, but a few are demi-vegetarian. Recipes under this section are based on these vegetables: asparagus, aubergine, beetroot, butternut squash and pumpkin, cabbage, chard and spinach, cauliflower and broccoli, courgettes, mushrooms, onions and leeks, potatoes and sweet potatoes, and tomatoes. Seafood contains recipes for cooking cod, haddock, hake, pollack and sea bass, plaice, sole and skate, salmon and trout, mackerel, herring and sardines, tuna, crab, prawns and brown shrimps, and squid and mussels. Under meat section you can find recipes of chicken, pork, bacon and ham, sausages, lamb, liver and kidneys and beef. Pudding recipes contain fruits, with creamy or chocolate sauces and tarts and cakes. In brief, this wonderful book helps creating something “fresh and interesting” that anyone can cook for supper at the end of a working day. Moreover, it contains useful tips for cooking the best dinner, such as which ingredients go well together, and how to buy, prepare, cut and cook different products.
However, and as a food photographer who believes that a picture is worth not only a thousand words but actually a million words, I would have loved to see real food pictures next to each recipe. When the name of a recipe does not sound familiar to me, I need to read the whole recipe and then try to picture how the final dish would look like, before deciding whether I should go for this one or try another. While if there were pictures included, I’d have been able to decide much easier which recipe to choose for my dinner tonight. Other than that it’s a wonderful book with fab recipe ideas which I’ll be referring quite often to in order to decide what to have for dinner.
Dinner Tonight is published by Mitchel Beazley, cover price £20.
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Disclosure: While I have received this book for in exchange for a review, I was not obliged to make a positive one, and all views are of my own. Many thanks to the publisher for the review copy.