Renowned for the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland and a series of award-winning and popular books, Darina Allen is also a food journalist, a television presenter, and advocate for local, sustainable food sourcing. In short, she understands the appeal of single dishes that can happily feed a host of people when there is lots to do.
In One Pot Feeds All, she shares inspiration gleaned from many cuisines that you can use in feeding a family large and small. To be frank, if your household is composed of timid eaters, this is not the book for you.
Allen is as comfortable serving shakshuka, a Thai chicken noodle and coconut soup, or masala lamb shanks as she is pan-roasted chicken with rosemary potatoes, a soda-bread pizza topped with cheddar cheese and scallions, or a big family-style omelette. She does tuck in some comforting desserts at the end, including a raspberry-apple tatin. And oh yes, a chocolate fudge pudding with toasted hazelnuts and Frangelico cream for when you deserve a treat. Which you do.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.