Simple, accessible recipes are Tana Ramsay’s hallmark and that hasn’t changed in her latest book, Tana’s Kitchen Secrets. Unlike her superchef husband, Ramsay’s family-orientated recipes – she has four children to cater for – are all of the easily achievable, what-will-I-make-tonight kind. Dishes like Indian Lamb Chops, Moroccan Fish Tagine or Raspberry & Lemon Torta will appeal to everyone and there’s no need for complicated equipment or difficult-to-find ingredients.
Each of the recipes is accompanied with a “kitchen secret” or tip – how to make perfect roasted vegetables, cooking with honey, skinning a fish – which will be invaluable for new cooks as well as a great refresher for the more experienced. The chapter on Slow and Easy Meat is perfect for anyone who likes to get the prep (and the washing!) out of the way early and Ramsay also has great chapters on vegetables, bread making and sauces/dressings.
Sweet treats aren’t forgotten about with a tempting selection of puddings, cakes and biscuits that includes the traditional – Victoria Sponge, Cherry & Almond Loaf – alongside recipes that are just a little bit different, such as Caramelised Peaches with Hazelnut Crème Fraîche, Pineapple with a Lime Twist, Lemon and Thyme Shortbread.
Packed with plenty of colourful, tasty ideas, Tana’s Kitchen Secrets is a cookbook designed for lots of kitchen use.
Must Try: Roast Beetroot with Crème Fraîche & Chives, Chocolate Cheesecake, Pineapple Tart Tatin, Tomato and Tarragon Mayonnaise
Tana’s Kitchen Secrets by Tana Ramsay is published by Mitchell Beazley. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy.