The Shortcut Cook – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of The Shortcut Cook: Classic Recipes and the Ingenious Hacks that Make them Faster, Simpler and Tastier by Rosie Reynolds.

The Shortcut Cook: 75 Classic Recipes and the Ingenious Hacks that Make them Faster, Simpler and Tastier by Rosie Reynolds shares the chef’s extensive experience to deliver over 60 much-loved classic recipes – nine examples shared in our EYBD Preview below. Each recipe applies every smart, time-saving tip, flavour boost and genius twist that she has learned along the way to produce failsafe recipes with no compromises. 

Rosie provides great tips for freezing, storing and batch cooking as well as an explanation as to how the recipes work:

“To get the best out of the recipes, always read through the
ingredients list and the method before you start cooking. This will
allow you to familiarise yourself with the recipe, so you know what
is coming up. I always do this every time I cook something new. It’s
also helpful to look at the first line of the method before you start
prepping and chopping – if it says ‘preheat the oven’ you can do
this immediately so you’re ready to go!
All of the recipes have a prep time (this tells you how long it
will take you to get everything ready pre-cooking) and a cook time
(how long the recipe will take on the heat or in the oven). These are
a guide, please use them as such.
The ingredients are listed in the order in which they appear
in the recipe method, and the preparation required is listed next to the
ingredient (e.g. chopped, sliced, grated, etc.). If you work your way
down the ingredient list and prep the ingredients as you go, you
will be ready to start cooking as soon as you reach the end of the
list. There is a fancy chef term for this: mise-en-place (everything
in its place).
The ‘Shortcut’ box in the bottom corner of each of the recipes
highlights how this method will save you time or help you achieve
a more delicious result.
The ‘Make ahead’ box will tell you which bits can be done
in advance and if there are any freeze-able components that can
be used in the recipes.”

Rosie is a recipe developer, writer and food stylist and has authored several cookbooks including The Kitchen Shelf, Posh Kebabs and Doughnuts. She opens her latest book with the following paragraph which sums up Shortcut Cook perfectly:

As a trained chef, food stylist and cookbook writer, who has worked on
many books and written hundreds of recipes, my job often depends
on getting great food ready as fast as possible. Over the years, I’ve
developed ways to cook meals without sacrificing taste, look and
freshness. I am well placed to enlighten fellow meal-makers on the
joys of taking shortcuts in order to get food on the table that not only
tastes great, but looks great, too.

I was reading up on the chef and found this article “No one is allowed to open the cupboards but me“. Preach! I am the same way. No one is allowed in my kitchen and if someone goes to “help” by opening a cupboard for a glass (mind you, I’ve already set up everything on the dining room table) they may pull back a stump where their hand use to be. The cupboard thing is more about avalanche prevention than trying to keep people out of my space (yes, we’ll go with that reason).

Our EYBDPreviewButton takes you inside this beautiful book and features the following EYBD Recipe Button

This book would make a great gift for a new or experienced cook as we all need fabulous meals without having to sacrifice a large chunk of our day!

This giveaway is open to EYB members in the US/UK/AU/NZ. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index of this title would you make first?

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  • lauriesk  on  March 1, 2021

    Breakfast Nachos

  • lean1  on  March 1, 2021

    French onion soup

  • ravensfan  on  March 1, 2021

    Eggs Benedict

  • tcjanes  on  March 1, 2021

    Crispy sticky chicken wings.

  • thecharlah  on  March 1, 2021

    My aubergine Parmigiana

  • CarolDawson  on  March 1, 2021

    The best French Toast Ever but as I am Gluten Free I will substitute with Gluten Free no-fruit hot cross buns. What a winner!

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  March 2, 2021

    Beef and red wine stew

  • franniepie  on  March 2, 2021

    Lemon meringue pie

  • therecoveringchef  on  March 2, 2021

    Fish tacos for sure!

  • dmco6863  on  March 2, 2021

    Raclette-ish! Yum!

  • debbiehb  on  March 2, 2021

    French onion soup

  • gilmonster  on  March 2, 2021

    French Onion soup

  • hbakke  on  March 2, 2021

    Self-saucing sticky toffee pudding

  • et12  on  March 2, 2021

    beetroot and mushroom bourguignon

  • sarahawker  on  March 2, 2021

    Lemon drizzle cake

  • cookbookaddict2020  on  March 2, 2021

    lemon meringue pie

  • nvernon  on  March 2, 2021

    Saag paneer with kachumba salad

  • nyserge  on  March 2, 2021

    A really good vegan chilli with quick pickles

  • matag  on  March 2, 2021

    Chicken, leek and mushroom pot pie

  • dbranigan27  on  March 2, 2021

    I would try the Spicy pork loin with rice noodles.

  • CapeCodCook  on  March 2, 2021

    I want this book! Raclette-ish!

  • Ishtar  on  March 3, 2021

    Self-saucing sticky toffee pudding

  • MaggieMaggieMae  on  March 4, 2021

    Saag paneer

  • Siegal  on  March 4, 2021

    The salad nicoise

  • aesop57  on  March 5, 2021

    Eggs Benedict

  • roxlet  on  March 5, 2021

    Chicken, leek, and mushroom pot pie

  • LaurenE  on  March 5, 2021

    Crispy sticky chicken wings

  • Plumbobmummy  on  March 5, 2021

    Brunch traybake

  • marshillington  on  March 5, 2021

    Fish tacos

  • jehausman  on  March 5, 2021

    Eggs Benedict

  • sarahteertzah  on  March 5, 2021

    Beef and red wine stew

  • dzm  on  March 5, 2021

    French onion soup

  • jlh39  on  March 5, 2021

    My chicken biryani – Looks like an interesting book!

  • maci234  on  March 5, 2021

    Eggs Benedict

  • Dendav  on  March 5, 2021

    French Onion soup

  • Sand9  on  March 5, 2021

    Apple Pie x

  • bopper  on  March 5, 2021

    Eggs benedict

  • Pardeus  on  March 5, 2021

    The easiest roast chicken dinner

  • banba1  on  March 5, 2021

    Smoky paprika chicken with warm cannellini beans

  • smith106  on  March 5, 2021

    Beef and red wine stew

  • say  on  March 5, 2021

    French onion soup

  • Roosta  on  March 5, 2021

    Eggs Benedict

  • HomespunHouse  on  March 5, 2021

    One dish lasagne

  • Shelley.b  on  March 5, 2021

    Breakfast nachos

  • cecrofts  on  March 5, 2021

    Smoky aubergine dip. 🙂

  • sequoia55  on  March 6, 2021

    French onion soup

  • Isis1981uk  on  March 6, 2021

    My minestrone

  • HArlow  on  March 6, 2021

    Cinnamon buns

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  March 6, 2021

    My chicken biryani

  • ElizM  on  March 6, 2021

    brunch traybake

  • Laura1  on  March 6, 2021

    Cinnamon buns

  • maisietoo  on  March 7, 2021

    Lemon drizzle cake

  • lhudson  on  March 7, 2021

    Scrambled Egg Tacos

  • lpatterson412  on  March 7, 2021

    One-dish lasagne

  • Natlovesgib  on  March 7, 2021

    Quick and easy cinnamon buns

  • willshire  on  March 7, 2021

    Eggs Benedict

  • agreaves19  on  March 8, 2021

    French onion soup

  • mpdeb98  on  March 9, 2021

    A really good chicken curry

  • Sfgordon  on  March 12, 2021

    Marinated kale and brown rice salad (green bowls)

  • LeMinou  on  March 12, 2021

    Breakfast nachos

  • virjeania  on  March 13, 2021

    Pork Ramen…my absolute favorite

  • fairyduff  on  March 14, 2021

    Custardy macaroni cheese!

    : )


  • v.t  on  March 14, 2021

    A really good chicken curry

  • RuthHarwood  on  March 15, 2021

    Crispy sticky chicken wings

  • hellcat45  on  March 16, 2021

    The chicken, leek and mushroom pot pie.

  • foodie16  on  March 19, 2021

    Sausage Ragu

  • JessHeilman  on  March 21, 2021

    Fish tacos

  • Jwalker5  on  March 24, 2021

    Smoky paprika chicken with warm cannelini beans

  • bohfive  on  March 24, 2021

    Sausage ragu

  • E_mj6I  on  March 24, 2021

    Scrambled egg tacos

  • silversand  on  March 25, 2021

    The easiest roast chicken dinner

  • angelaknits  on  March 25, 2021

    Chicken, leek and mushroom pot pie

  • jd5761  on  March 28, 2021

    Breakfast nachoes xx

  • circ2000  on  March 28, 2021

    Breakfast Nachos

  • Aminata95  on  March 29, 2021

    French onion soup

  • fairyduff  on  March 29, 2021

    Free-from carrot cake – someone’s come up with the recipe I have been looking for!

  • kitchen_chick  on  April 1, 2021

    Smoky paprika chicken with warm cannellini beans

  • maria411  on  April 3, 2021

    devilled eggs

  • Tonifish  on  April 3, 2021

    Such a tasty, simple recipe with fennel, pasta and sausage!
    A great one for one of those low energy evenings.

  • MarciK  on  April 4, 2021

    The best French toast eve

  • edyenicole  on  April 5, 2021

    eggs benedict!

  • Jilliwilliwoo  on  April 8, 2021

    The easiest roast chicken dinner

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