From Valli Little, delicious. magazine food director and the bestselling author of 5 of the Best and 5 Nights a Week- which have sold in excess of 60,000 copies through Bookscan- comes an essential collection of all-new recipes.
Want to learn the secret of creating stunning yet simple dishes for family and friends? Look no further than Faking It.
Event the keenest cook find themselves short on time and ideas sometimes, and this book has the answers. Whether readers are looking for fast midweek dinners or impressive entertaining, they are sure to find themselves reaching for Faking It time and time again.
"Although cooking is my passion" says Valli "finding time for it isn't always easy. I think the idea for this book first came to me one evening while I was on the phone to a publisher, clearing the debris our new puppy had created around the house, running late to pick up my son from rugby training. Oh, and I was trying to wrap a beef fillet in pastry, as we were having friends around for dinner. So I started thinking about ways to make the food I love, but keep it simple."
With more than 100 sensational new recipes, each beautifully photographed, Valli shows people how with just a few fresh ingredients- and her clever shortcuts- they can pull together a huge range of creative, fuss-free meals.
The results of Valli's efforts speak for themselves. Faking It includes everything from quick soups and salads to burgers with a twist, fresh pasta ideas, fuss-free seafood dishes and indulgent desserts.
Valli Little Born into a family of UK restaurateurs, Valli Little was destined to work in the food industry. After a formal training at Le Cordon Bleu in London, she embarked on a career as a food consultant and caterer. On arriving in Australia, Valli worked as a banqueting manager and consultant before returning to England for a year, where she and her husband, Phil, worked as a cook and butler for the rich and famous in their country homes.
When they returned, Valli opened her own gourmet food store on Sydney's north shore (the area where she still lives with her husband and two sons), before going to work as a home economist and food writer on many successful food titles.
Since 2001, Valli has been food director of the highly successful ABC magazine delicious., where she creates up to 60 recipes each month inspired by her travels and love of food. She is regular guest on national radio and the author of a series of bestselling delicious cookbooks, the most recent of which, 5 Nights a Week, was a finalist in the 2007 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
"As ever, inspirational recipes " -Nigella Lawson
"delicious. knows just what real cooks need- achievable dishes that go beyond the everyday."-Bill Granger
"Great recipes for busy people.."-Rick Stein
Author: Valli Little