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5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food

Jamie Oliver

Make DELICIOUS, HEALTHY, FIVE INGREDIENT meals in Jamie's most straightforward cookbook yet.

Featuring ALL the recipes from Jamie's CHANNEL 4 series - Quick and Easy Food . . . and more.

'Brilliant' The Sunday Times

Using five ingredients, cleverly combined, you'll conjure up THE most exiting NUTRITIOUS food, ready to tuck in to in less than 30 minutes . . . A tasty warm lentil salad, tender stem broccoli and earthy cooked lentils, drizzled in a generous helping of anchovy lemon dressing, and hot sliced chilli. Super green spaghetti in vibrant cavolo nero cabbage and garlic sauce, topped with creamy ricotta cheese. A super-easy Harissa chicken traybake, with baked sweet peppers, red onion and fresh mint. For a tasty treat, sticky sweet mango prawns cooked in fragrant curry powder, crispy sliced garlic and punchy lime zest. QUICK, EASY AND HEALTHY.

'The crazy good pork burger from Jamie Oliver's new book is so easy to make and it tastes unreal' Joe Wicks, The Body Coach


It's about making healthy and tasty food, quick and easy. With only five ingredients in each recipe, these are perfect fuss-free meals, packed with massive flavour.

Each recipe has been tried and tested (and tested again!) to ensure the book is packed with no-fuss, budget-friendly dishes that you can rustle up, any day of the week.


With over 130 recipes, and chapters on Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fish, Eggs, Veg, Salads, Pasta, Rice and Noodles and Sweet Things, there's plenty of quick and easy recipe inspiration to choose from.

With every recipe you'll find a visual ingredient guide, serving size, timings, a short, easy-to-follow method, and quick-reference nutritional information.

Jamie's new cookbook takes the stress out of mealtimes and will inspire cooks and non-cooks alike with beautiful, crazily simple ideas . . .

At My Table

Nigella Lawson

*Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in The Sunday Times and the Observer*

'I’d happily cook from this book every night' Bee Wilson

Bursting with what will be instant Nigella classics – not to mention encouraging late-night visits to the fridge for leftovers. This is a book for those who see food as sheer pleasure’ Good Housekeeping

**The Sunday Times Bestseller**

Featuring all the inspiring, achievable and delicious recipes from Nigella’s BBC TV series - At My Table, plus many more.

Nigella Lawson is a champion of the home cook and her new book celebrates the food she loves to cook for friends and family. The recipes are warming, comforting, and inspirational, from new riffs on classic dishes – including Chicken Fricassée and Sticky Toffee Pudding – to adventures in a host of new dishes and ingredients, from Aubergine Fatteh to White Miso Hummus.

AT MY TABLE includes dishes to inspire all cooks and eaters, from Hake with Bacon, Peas and Cider to Indian-Spiced Chicken and Potato Traybake and Chilli Mint Lamb Cutlets; plus a host of colourful vegetable dishes, like Eastern Mediterranean Chopped Salad and Carrots and Fennel with Harissa.

No Nigella cookbook would be complete without sweet treats, and AT MY TABLE is no exception, with Emergency Brownies, White Chocolate Cheesecake and a Victoria Sponge with Cardamom, Marmalade and Crème Fraîche set to become family favourites.

As Nigella writes, ‘happiness is best shared’ and the food in this book will be served and savoured at your own kitchen table just as it is at hers.

Comfort: Delicious Bakes and Family Treats

Candice Brown

Cozy recipes to warm up winter ...

'I'm so excited about this beautiful book. Delicious, cozy recipes that are pure comfort on a plate’ Fearne Cotton

Secondary school teacher and pub landlord's daughter Candice Brown stole the show with her amazing bakes and weekly lipstick change in The Great British Bake Off tent of 2016.

This year the Sunday Times columnist will be bringing out her first cookbook - all about home comforts. These are the recipes Candice learned to bake from her nan and mum, recipes close to her heart, that should be served up as a big generous slice - and preferably on a vintage plate if you have one.

Candice's recipes are easy to make, no nonsense and hearty. She has a recipe up her sleeve for every occasion - for baking with kids, birthday parties for all ages, Christmas, afternoon tea, quick savoury bakes for weeknights and fancier recipes for weekends.


Yotam Ottolenghi (and others)

In his stunning new baking and desserts cookbook Yotam Ottolenghi and his long-time collaborator Helen Goh bring the Ottolenghi hallmarks of fresh, evocative ingredients, exotic spices and complex flavourings - including fig, rose petal, saffron, aniseed, orange blossom, pistachio and cardamom - to indulgent cakes, biscuits, tarts, puddings, cheesecakes and ice cream.

Sweet includes over 110 innovative recipes with stunning photos by award-winning Peden + Munk - from Blackberry and Star Anise Friands, Tahini and Halva Brownies, Persian Love Cakes, Middle Eastern Millionaire’s Shortbread, and Saffron, Orange and Honey Madeleines to Flourless Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee, Walnut and Rosewater and Cinnamon Pavlova with Praline Cream and Fresh Figs. 

There is something here to delight everyone – from simple mini-cakes and cookies that parents can make with their children to showstopping layer cakes and roulades that will reignite the imaginations of accomplished bakers.


The Happy Foodie

Hundreds of inspiring recipes from Penguin’s trusted cookbooks

Take me there


New and forthcoming

A Love of Eating

Lucy Carr-Ellison (and others)

Nourishing, delicious, healthy, original food’ Vogue

Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones are the inimitable pair behind Tart London – the peerless boutique caterers, pop-up kitchen pros and ES Magazine columnists who have been bringing bold and bright food to the London scene since they first started in 2012. This book is about their approach to cooking and eating – creating colourful, fresh and wholesome meals to share and enjoy, always with a fun and fuss-free attitude.

Whether you’re looking for a weeknight one-pot wonder that can bubble away while you get on with a glass of wine, a splendid brunch to surprise your friends, or the perfect menu for a long and lazy lunch, Lucy and Jemima have the key to honest, full-flavoured and effortlessly enjoyable eating.

From deeply spiced Goan baked eggs or home-baked broccoli and taleggio flatbreads to smoky fish tacos or saffron-roasted tomatoes with labneh and crispy chickpeas, it’s easy to have a little of what you fancy, whenever you fancy it. A Love of Eating is all about naturally good food that is a pleasure to make and a pleasure to eat.

The Hot Sauce Cookbook

Heather Thomas

Addicted, obsessed, devoted. No meal is safe from a hot sauce addict. They’ve got it everywhere, in their fridge, in their pantry, even in their bag, swag! These 60 recipes are sure to satiate cravings at every mealtime.

No longer relegated to the side of the plate, hot sauce is now the star of the show! So, dive into this cookbook for fantastically fiery dishes including Chilli-fried eggs, Hot Sauce Buffalo Wings, Sriracha Buttered Shrimp, Harissa Chicken Shawarma Wraps, Crunchy Thai Salad, and even sweet treats such as Chilli Chocolate Brownies and Mexican Hot Chocolate for die-hard hot sauce addicts.


Russell Norman

The latest cookbook from the award-winning author of POLPO

Russell Norman returns to Venice - the city that inspired POLPO - to immerse himself in the authentic flavours of the Veneto and the culinary traditions of the city. His rustic kitchen - in the residential quarter of the city where washing hangs across the narrow streets and neighbours don't bother to lock their doors - provides the perfect backdrop for this adventure, and for the 130 lip-smacking, easy Italian family recipes showcasing the simple but exquisite flavours of Venice.

The book also affords us a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of the city, its hidden architectural gems, its secret places, the embedded history, the colour and vitality of daily life, and the food merchants and growers who make Venice so surprisingly vibrant.

Praise for Polpo

'POLPO does what a great cookbook should do: it makes you urgently want to cook and breaks new territory' Daily Telegraph

'Wonderful ... the dishes are simple, with relatively few ingredients, but they're inspired' Evening Standard

'Delicious' Daily Mail

Three Ingredient Baking

Sarah Rainey

Why spend hours slaving in the kitchen to bake the perfect Mother's Day treats? With this unique book, spoiling your mum becomes as quick and easy as 1-2-3!

Clever and surprising cakes, bread, biscuits and desserts, with just 3 ingredients per recipe.

It's often said 'three is a magic number' and here's proof! This unique way of baking is the addictive trend of the moment, with recipes and online videos racking up millions of likes and shares. The alchemy in these recipes will amaze and astound you. Each contains exactly three ingredients: no fussy seasonings, fiddly decorations or hidden extras.

Perfect for children, adults, experts, amateurs, students, first-timers, old-timers - indeed anyone! - this is a cookbook for busy people, small budgets and even total beginners. Fast, convenient and easy to make, you'll discover over 100 tempting treats, many of which can be magicked up at the very last minute. By happy accident, some are low-sugar or gluten-free, while others are outright indulgent.

Sure to become classics:

- Almost-instant Christmas cake
- Bread conjured from ice cream
- 40-second microwave meringues
- Cheats' soufflés made with shop-bought custard
- Banana bread baked in a slow cooker
- Muffins magicked from ginger beer

Simple, effective and addictive, once you start baking in this way, you will never look back!

Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts


What's better than sending flowers on Mother's Day? Sending a bouquet of botanical
biscuits instead, or treating your mum to biscuits in bed with the Biscuiteers recipe for the ultimate 'fry up'. You could even bake her a quintessentially British afternoon tea set . . .

And it's not just about mum! Give unicorns to your friends; wellies to Dad; love birds to your loved-one; and an apple to the teacher. This book is just bursting with perfect iced gifts for everyone.

Brimming with famous Biscuiteers designs, along with exclusive creations you won't have seen before, this beautiful book shows how easy it is to bake, ice and assemble your own delicious biscuits and cakes at home.

Bake a wreath for your door; baubles for the tree; candles for a birthday cake; and favours for a wedding. Whatever you're celebrating, with the award-winning Biscuiteers by your side, you can create perfect biscuit gifts for every special moment.

'Express your creativity by making impressively iced biscuits as gifts - or just for yourself using Biscuiteers' step-by-step guide' Daily Telegraph

'If you love giving homemade presents, these imaginative ideas could be just up your street' Homes & Gardens

Good Food Eat Well: Cheap and Healthy

Good Food Guides

We're all trying to eat more healthily these days, but popular recipes often include hard-to-find and expensive ingredients.

Good Food Eat Well: Cheap and Healthy is a comprehensive collection of fresh, healthy and reasonably priced recipes for every day of the week. It includes 100 balanced recipes based on store-cupboard ingredients, from delicious smoothies and soups to hearty main meals and tasty but better-for-you treats.

All the recipes are short and simple with easy-to-follow steps, and all are accompanied by a full-colour photograph of the finished dish.

Good Food: Family Freezer Meals

Good Food Guides

Getting a nutritious, tasty meal on the table every night isn't always easy, but for those of us with busy lifestyles and little time to spare, using a freezer can be a lifeline.

Whether it's batch cooking on a Sunday, for easy reheating throughout the week, or meals which can be made swiftly on a Monday, with the leftovers frozen for another time, Freezable Family Meals makes dinnertime low-stress and high on flavour. From lasagne and casseroles to veggie shepherds pie and fishcakes, there's something for even the fussiest of eaters.

Accompanied throughout with full-colour photographs and a nutritional breakdown of every recipe, this collection of Good Food's go-to family recipes will work first time, every time. With advice on defrosting and reheating from the experts at Good Food, mealtimes have never been easier.

Karl Henry's Healthy Living Handbook

Karl Henry

An encouraging, practical, affordable and sustainable plan that will help you achieve lasting changes in your well-being

Would you like to be trimmer, fitter and healthier, but do not know where to start? After all, there is so much conflicting advice.

Or do you go on diets and fitness drives all the time, but can't stick with anything?

Karl Henry has been working with people like you for nearly twenty years. He has seen it all, heard it all and knows the secret of making lasting change.

The secret is that there is no secret! Getting trimmer, fitter and healthier is not about the latest 'revolutionary' new diet or fitness regime. It's about simplicity and balance and developing habits and routines that are realistic, affordable and sustainable for you.

Karl's Healthy Living Handbook leads you through each aspect of health - food, movement, lifestyle - and is full of practical advice, including delicious fool-proof recipes and easy exercise routines that you can do at home. It will help you make changes that will add up to permanently improved well-being.

No matter what your starting point, everything in Karl's handbook is a fit for your life. It is a friendly, easy-to-follow guide that will bring you on a journey, page by page, at the right pace for you. As he says: 'You will be amazed at just how easy it is to make straightforward changes and what a difference they can make. Not only that, the benefits of feeling healthier and more active will help you stay on course and motivate you to keep going. My ambition is to help you realize that losing weight and getting fitter can be simple - so simple that you can't not start, no matter how small that start is!'

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