Simple & Classic: 123 Step-by-Step RecipesJane Hornby

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The essential step-by-step recipe book for home cooks – the 'best of the best' from three Phaidon bestsellers

Simple & Classic is a new collection of the very best of Jane Hornby’s recipes from the bestsellers What to Cook & How to Cook It, Fresh & Easy, and What to Bake & How to Bake It. The beauty of Hornby’s recipes is how easy they are to perfect – with detailed step-by-step shots and stunning images of the finished dishes.

Packed full of the most popular international recipes from Herb-Crusted Lamb to Eggs Benedict, and Berry Crumble Ice Cream to Chocolate Mousse with Cherries, these classic and contemporary recipes are destined to make this the most useful cookbook on the shelf.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 270 × 220 mm (10 5/8 × 8 5/8 in)
  • Pages: 512 pp
  • Illustrations: 1200 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714878119

Jane Hornby is an experienced food writer who specializes in creating inspiring, reliable recipes that can help anyone to become a better cook and baker. After training as a chef, she spent six years at the BBC's bestselling cookery title Good Food magazine. For the past decade Jane has contributed recipes and food styling to the UK’s top food magazines alongside writing books.

"Deceptively easy showstoppers."—The Sunday Times Magazine

"Full of ideas for entertaining at home."—Psychologies

"The recipes in this hefty compendium really hit the spot... Beautifully presented with step-by-step instructions and photographs, it is the perfect guide for cooks of all abilities."—The Lady

"The queen of recipes that really work, Jane Hornby has collated 123 of her favourites from a decade of food writing. The dishes are presented alongside beautiful, uncomplicated imagery and invaluable advice – everything you need to give your kitchen skills a boost. From the perfect chocolate profiteroles to puffy little breakfast blinis, the recipes here will make you a master of the basics in no time."—Waitrose Magazine

"Well-explained and reliable recipes for cooking perfection."—Absolutely magazine

"Build your confidence and cooking repertoire with this extensive collection of recipes."—Great British Food

"Fans of British prolific cookbook author Jane Hornby know and love her straightforward, trustworthy recipes. And her latest cookbook, Simple & Classic, is a collection of top dishes from her previous books - like this easy-to-follow homemade shrimp pad Thai, which works equally well as an easy weeknight dinner or a refreshingly delicious lunch."—Tasting Table