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Description - Jo Seagar by Jo Seagar

Jo Seagar's Cook School is attached to her fabulous cafe and shop in Oxford, Canterbury, and it's incredibly successful, being booked out at least nine months ahead of time. In her cook school Jo teaches how to make a variety of impressive dishes really easily sticking to her philosophy of 'Minimum effort for maximum effect'. This book gathers together all of those recipes plus the tips and tricks and information you need to make them successfully and packages them all in one gorgeous book. The recipes are arranged by course and include delicious things like caper berries in crispy cheese pastry, blueberry lemon friands, red wine risotto with rocket and blue cheese, tofu, mushroom and kumara salad, one pot chicken with spinach, lentils and lemon, sneaky homemade creme brulee and mini Florentine bites. Featuring wonderful photography by Jae Frew, this book will become a much-loved and well-thumbed staple of the cook book shelf.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781869419721
ISBN-10: 1869419723
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 170mm x 27mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Jo Seagar

Jo Seagar dubbed cook of the nation by Next magazine is the hugely successful bestselling cookbook author and TV cook, famed for her catch-cries of Easy peasy and Maximum effect for minimum effort . Trained as a cordon bleu chef in Paris and London, for many years Seagar was a columnist for North & South magazine, while running popular Hartley s restaurant in Auckland. She also wrote for the New Zealand Woman s Weekly, and worked with The Warehouse and Chelsea Sugar. Real Food for Real People saw her move into television, and this series was a followed by Jo Seagar Cooks, bringing the chef known for her pearls and her easy-peasy catch-cry to a wider audience. She was ahead of the curve in the whole seasonal/local/simple food-done-well philosophy (Weekend Herald). Her promotion of fresh local ingredients with cooking that should be a doddle , combined with her humorous down-to-earth approach, has endeared her to the nation, with the first edition of her classic You Shouldn t Have Gone to So Much Trouble, Darling selling over 70,000 copies. A real sense of joy and passion infuses her approach to cooking

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