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The Batch Cook Book

Money-saving Meal Prep For Busy Lives

Sam Gates



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29 December 2020
Delicious, healthy, make-ahead batch cook and meal prep recipes to save busy families time and money
Modern families are busier than ever. We all want to eat better, stress less and reduce waste - all without spending more than we have to. We want new and exciting recipes that are delicious, healthy and make a change from casseroles and spaghetti bolognese. And we want them to be straightforward, reliable and satisfy even the fussiest of eaters.

That's where The Batch Cook Book comes in. This gorgeous cookbook will fit right into your busy lifestyle with mouth-watering new recipes and hints and tips for the best batch and meal prep techniques. Each inspiring chapter is packed with fresh ideas, from preparing key ingredients to whipping up perfectly portioned meals for simple suppers or bold, big-hearted feasts for friends and family.

It's a book for every cook. Whether you need to find creative uses for a summer tomato glut, rouse bleary-eyed family members with morning wafts of cinnamon buns or fill your freezer with crunchy drizzle cakes, good-to-go cheese toasties, luscious lasagnes and hearty stews for busy weekends, The Batch Cook Book has you covered.
Imprint:   Robinson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 188mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   703g
ISBN:   9781472145123
ISBN 10:   1472145127
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Food writer and author Sam Gates has cooked everywhere from local schools to the African bush. She's catered for cub scouts, run cookery classes for corporate teams and charities in the UK and South Africa, and taught everyone from world-weary teenagers to the local Women's Institute how to make their own sushi. Sam worked in TV before landing her dream job as marketing director of the UK's first food channel, working with fantastic chefs all day before racing home to cook and write her own recipes. After leaving, she started her own marketing company, with BBC Food, BBC Radio and small food producers among her first clients. Her first family cookbook Food for Your Brood was published in 2015, followed by the hugely popular The Tin and Traybake Cookbook in 2018. Juggling family, work, life and cooking was the inspiration behind her third book, The Batch Cook Book and its budget-friendly, low-waste recipes. Sam has been batch cooking since she was a frugal student, and now, as a working mum to a hungry family (and even hungrier rescue dog), it's become a way of life. Creating The Batch Cook Book during lockdown meant that Sam also became the book's photographer, shooting the recipes on her mobile phone, and roping in the family as models, stylists and pot washers. Within a few days of publication The Batch Cook Book had an Amazon bestseller tag, and Huff Post, the Daily Express, Daily Mirror and BBC Good Food magazine featured recipes, as well as The Guardian, who said it 'redefined the concept of batch cooking'. The Yorkshire Post included it in its ten favourite cookbooks of 2020 (alongside Yotam Ottolenghi's Flavour). Sam's fourth book, The Green Batch Cook Book turns the batch cook spotlight onto vegetarian and vegan recipes. It's a collection of mouth-watering, make-ahead dishes that harness the dazzling colours and fresh flavours of fruit and vegetables. It's vibrant, veggie-packed and full of life. Sam is a member of The Guild of Food Writers and works as a marketing consultant and recipe writer, but, above all, she loves to cook and feed the people she loves, which she does at any opportunity.

Reviews for The Batch Cook Book: Money-saving Meal Prep For Busy Lives

Save money, cook ahead and wash up less! * Refinery 29 * Mouth-watering new recipes and hints and tips for the best batch and meal prep techniques * Eat Your Books * Full of family-friendly, make-ahead recipes that are perfect for the cold and dark days of winter that lie ahead * Surrey Life * Tackles the modern day dilemmas for those of us who lead busy lives: how do we eat better, stress less and reduce waste? * Yorkshire Post * Budget-friendly, low-waste recipes for those wanting no-fuss meals . . . You won't be disappointed with these winter warmers. Bon appetit! * Huffington Post * Batch made in heaven * Daily Express * Redefines the basic concept of batch cooking -- Stuart Heritage * Guardian *

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