After winning Masterchef: The Professionals in 2016 and becoming Scotland’s first National Chef, Gary Maclean is back with an outstanding cookbook in Kitchen Essentials: The Joy of Home Cooking, that puts simplicity first.
Throughout the book he guides the reader through the basics of home cooking, along with all the required planning and prep times and explains the skills and techniques he struggled with as a beginner.
There’s an impressive 120 recipes to choose from including a section on British favourites which features mouth watering mac ‘n’ cheese and how to make the perfect roast chicken for a Sunday dinner.
Whether it is a quick and easy dinner, something special for a dinner party, or dishes that kids will want to help with, this book has it covered.
Kitchen Essentials: The Joy of Home Cooking by Gary MacLean, Black and White Publishing, £20.