100 family recipes you don’t want to miss

Annabel Karmel, the queen of baby weaning, has created her first adult cookbook, featuring her favourite family meals

Chicken satay skewers

Steak with tarragon and mushroom sauce

As the UK’s No 1 children’s cookery writer, Annabel Karmel must have introduced a huge number of today’s youngsters to the delights of purees, finger foods and toddler meals.


And while babies up and down the country continue to be weaned with the help of Annabel’s famous Fish pie and Hidden vegetables pasta sauce, mums of older children admitted they were still relying on her classic recipes.

This set Annabel on her latest quest – to create a simple family cookbook. Her aim is to bring families together around the table with no-fuss, easy-cook tasty recipes, which suit tots to teens to time-poor parents. 

The result, Annabel’s Family Cookbook, provides 100 easy-to-follow (and beautifully shot) recipes that include family dinners, weekend get-togethers, plus light meals, snacks and lunchbox ideas.

“You don’t have to be a Cordon Bleu chef,” Annabel explains. “You won’t need special skills, expensive equipment or obscure ingredients. Very simply, it’s a beautifully-illustrated collection of my favourite easy-to-follow family recipes. 

“While feeding children separately may seem like an easy solution to keep all the kids content, all that extra time spent in the kitchen rustling up a menu of meals could be spent eating together at the table – and my book offers simple food solutions that everyone will want to eat.”

Annabel’s Family Cookbook (Ebury Press) is filled with cooking inspiration for the whole family. Visit www.annabelkarmel.com

Try 2 of Annabel’s Family Cookbook recipes now…


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