Hi, my name is Jacqueline Bellefontaine, Jacqui to my friends. I am a cookery writer and food stylist with over 20 years experience writing and styling for books and magazines. I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and have written more than 15 cookery books on a range of subjects from Chocolate to Thai cooking. Although I make a living writing recipes in printed form I am very new to blogging them.
Recipes Made Easy is all about what I cook at home for family and friends. It’s what I call cooking for fun and I like to share this.
I like simple cooking using the best fresh, seasonal produce and letting the quality of the ingredients speak for themselves. Although my home cooking is pretty cosmopolitan, the first criteria is that it has to be easy, avoiding overly complicated recipes like the plague. Good home cooking need not be hard work.
Loving to cook does not mean I always have the time or inclination to spend loads of time in the kitchen. Honestly, who does? My aim is to make this blog a place that you want to regularly visit to get great everyday recipes. But it is also a place to come to for inspiration when you have a little more time on your hands and want to do a bit of home baking or cooking for the fun of it or for a dinner party. Either way nothing too fancy. Just easy home-cooked dishes, made from scratch with the minimum effort and at reasonable cost.
- Plenty of easy everyday meals packed with flavour
- Home baking
- Simple instructions with step by step pictures
- Old favourites that stand the test of time
- Tips and advice
- No “cheffie” beautiful masterpieces (fine if you have a team of helpers to clear up after you but not here, especially not now the boys have moved out)
- No complicated techniques to master
- No packet mixes
- No ultra trendy recipes
I live In London with my husband Mr B and have two grown-up sons. When I’m not in the kitchen, you will probably find me on my allotment, doing a spot of DIY, hooking some crochet, at the theatre or, whenever I can get away, at my holiday cottage in Suffolk.
Thanks for dropping by.
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