A Modern Way To Cook [review]

A Modern Way To Cook by Anna Jones


From the author of the brilliant A Modern Way to Eat, a new collection of delicious, healthy, inspiring vegetarian recipes – that are so quick to make they’re achievable on any night of the week.

Many more of us are interested in eating healthier food on a regular basis but sometimes, when we’re home late, tired after work, and don’t have time to buy lots of ingredients, it can just seem too complicated.

In this brilliant new collection of recipes, Anna Jones makes clean, nourishing, vegetable-centred food realistic on any night of the week. Chapters will be broken down by time (recipes for under 15, 20, 30 or 40 minutes) and also by planning a little ahead (quick healthy breakfasts, dishes you can make and re-use throughout the week). Anna’s new book will be a truly practical and inspiring collection for anyone who wants to put dinner on the table quickly, without fuss, trips to specialist shops or too much washing up, but still eat food that tastes incredible and is doing you good.

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[My Review]

I’ve found another brilliant cookbook I’ll be purchasing in print for my bookshelf! Packed full of easy to follow, nutritious and healthy recipes, A Modern Way To Cook is definitely well worth adding to your cookbook collection!

I found that the range of recipes here was really good, and the photos were flawless – almost a bit intimidating, as I doubt I could whip anything up and make it look that perfect! They’re very instagram-worthy images! However, when I tried a few recipes out I found that, actually, they are achievable – and really tasty, too!

The book is divided into the time it takes to cook each recipe, and so it’s sort of in easy order, if you think of a short prep & cooking time as easy and a long time as harder – which, to be fair, isn’t always the case, but it’s a good place to start when working out which recipes might be a little simpler. There are sections such as ‘In the time it takes to set a table’ and ‘On the Table in Half an Hour’ plus many others. There’s also a really interesting Stir Fry section which has given me great inspiration many times – I do love a good stir fry! There are also some great recipes for one-pan dinners (saving on the washing up is always a winner!)

Some recipes are a little simpler – for example an omlette and a few salads – and they didn’t hugely inspire me, but there are also plenty of really creative (but still quite easy to follow) recipes too!

With meal ideas and recipes this good, there’s no excuse to order a take away whenever you’re short of inspiration – plus it made the list of Jamie Oliver-approved cookbooks, too!

[Rating: 4/5]

Many thanks to the publisher Ten Speed Press and Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in return for an honest and unbiased review.


  1. I love cookbooks but I cannot eat veggies or fruits, so it reduces the number of recipes I can follow, therefore I stopped buying them!
    I always feel intimidating by perfect pictures, and I’m often disappointed in my results!

  2. Oh no, that must be so difficult to find recipes to cook from! How annoying 🙁
    The pics in this book are definitely intimating but ended up being fairly achievable to cook – definitely not a great book if you can’t eat veg or fruit though 🙁 what a shame!

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