The book is called Get Cooking and it's written by Sam Stern, a teenage boy from England. He's already written two previous cookbooks, and this latest one includes eight sections, one dedicated to himself and seven of his friends. Each section focuses on a different food like tomatoes, cheese, pasta, vegetables, meat, potatoes, sweets, and chocolate. I love how each section starts off by introducing one of his friends because it gives the book a nice personal touch.
Probably the best feature about the book is the collection of stunning, mouthwatering photographs of the recipes. Before I start on any recipe, I like to know what I'm getting myself into. I also like to the simple to read text and directions. None of the recipes are overly complicated, which makes it an ideal cookbook for amateurs like me, and also for teaching older kids to cook. You can learn more about Sam Stern and read his blog here. Get yourself a copy of the book and "get cooking"!