How often have you wished there was a magic formula to simplify cooking? Well, there is. Put three good things together on a plate and, somehow, the whole is always greater and more delicious than the sum of its parts. Looking back over nearly two decades of professional cookery, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has worked out the combinations that make magic. Salty, sweet, crunchy. Sharp, rich, crumbly. Hot, bland, crisp. Think scones with jam and cream, fish and chips with mushy peas, or porridge with golden syrup and cream.
Hugh has used the formula of three to create more than 175 recipes, both well-loved classics and brand new ideas, based on trios like squash, ricotta and ham; aubergine, tomatoes and chickpeas; clams, tomatoes and garlic; chicken, tomatoes and tarragon; pork, potatoes and apples; pasta, courgettes and mozzarella; strawberries, cream and shortbread; and chocolate, ginger and digestives … The list goes on.
With sumptuous photography from Simon Wheeler, this book will unlock a whole new world of fantastic food. Three Good Things. It really is that simple.
"Does exactly what it says on the tin and its beauty is in its simplicity." - Top Forty Books of the Year, The Times
"The recipes in Three Good Things make me look like a much more accomplished chef than I really am. At a recent barbeque I made three of these simple but exquisite flavour combinations to serve as accompaniments. The compliments rained down." - Books of the Year, Guardian
"One for your bookshelf ... these food matches are meant to be." - BBC Good Food Magazine
"Deliciously simple." - The Lady
"Stand-alone ingredients that look as good as they taste" - Elisabeth Luard, Scotsman
"Never over-complicate a meal again with Hugh's brilliant lesson in what makes a decent dish" - Independent