Looking for a new family cookbook

I’ve been looking forward to sharing this with you. And the middle of the school holidays seems the perfect time for a family cookbook. I’m really old school with my family cookbooks – i.e. Delia – and most of my books are more Ottolenghi-esque with 18 million ingredients and big flavours, so my nosy instinct kicked in to see what another family eat on a daily basis.

So any book that starts with pictures of Scotland and a section on casseroles is off to a good start in my opinion. Then the recipes dot around all over the place – we go straight from stews to noodles. I guess your taste buds will either love the variety or get very confused. It’s like one of those “pot luck” dinner parties that were all the rage in the 1970s – “do you want a bit of beef stroganoff to go with that greek salad?” Anyway, considering it is a hotch-potch of recipes, there isn’t a single one that I wouldn’t happily serve, and my family happily devour.


Cook it Eat it Live it is written by Jo Kenny, food writer and owner of GirlEatsWorld.co.uk.
In this first publication, Jo offers readers a vibrant and varied collection of recipes inspired by both travel and family ties to the UK, Japan, Guyana, the Caribbean.

This delicious collection of every day recipes satisfies appetites for light bites, indulgent dinners, fresh sides and delicious desserts.You’ll find a spectrum of dishes from rich, earthy flavours to fresh aromatics giving you meals to enjoy year round. All recipes are firm favourites in Jo’s own household and cooked regularly. This is family style, every day inspiration to ensure no more boring dinners.

Recipes are punctuated with stories of travel, food inspirations and a personal philosophy of enjoying food unapologetically. Cook it Eat it Live it is about finding happiness in the little things and injecting some joy into every day life through wholesome, exciting meals.

About the author

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Jo is a food writer from Bedford, living with her husband Alex, newborn son and Kimchi the cat. Her website GirlEatsWorld.co.uk was founded in 2012. Starting out as a personal space to capture cooking and food adventures, it has evolved into a public hub for recipes, cooking guides and food inspiration. Jo is passionate about fresh ingredients eaten joyfully, intuitively and adventurously. 

About Lexi Reeshttp://lexirees.co.ukAuthor of adventurous books for children, horse-mad sailor and crafter, caffeine fuelled.

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