Food & Drink

Make It Easy by Jane Lovett

Jane Lovett's first book is full of practical and delicious recipes.

Whatever your culinary aspirations may be, the truth of the matter is that at the end of a long day most of us just want something that is quick and easy to make and very good to eat. And this is where Jane Lovett comes in. Based in Northumberland, Lovett writes regular food columns for Newcastle daily newspaper The Journal and The Northumbrian magazine and is an expert in practical, tasty and fuss-free home cooking.


Based on her popular cooking demonstrations, which she gives across the country, Lovett’s first book Make it Easy: Delicious get-ahead recipes for happy home cooking aims to provide the home cook with a set of simple and effective recipes that can be prepared in advance, knocked up out of a store cupboard, or prepared at your leisure on a lazy weekend morning. Divided into chapters covering everything from Soups & Starters to Weekend Lunches and Quick Nibbles & Drinks, Lovett has all bases covered with advice and tips featured alongside each recipe as you go.


Lovett’s food is food you want to eat and with recipes for dishes such Vietnamese herby chicken with nutty green rice salad, salmon en croute with lime and coriander sauce, and baked chicory all forming part of the mix, you’re sure to impress friends and family. These are dishes which look and taste impressive, but which are easily achievable, even for inexperienced cooks. With Lovett’s straight-forward style and helpful hints and tricks to help you as you go, it won’t be long before you too are an accomplished and confident home-cook.

Published by New Holland Publishers

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August 2012

Emily Jenkinson