Oh Cook!: 60 easy recipes that any idiot can make

By James May

Oh Cook! is a foolproof manual packed with practical information and delicious recipes for even the most basic of home cooks. If, like James May, the sight of the kitchen strikes fear into your very heart and you can’t identify a spatula from a fish slice – this is the book for you.

**Accompanying a major Amazon Prime TV Series ** 

‘The silent millions of reluctant home chefs have been waiting for decades for Oh Cook! the cookbook that, finally, drives a blunt meat skewer through the burgeoning pseudo-intellectualism of foodie media.’ – James May 

Oh Cook! is a foolproof manual packed with more than 60 delicious recipes for even the most basic of home cooks. In this TV tie-in, James May, star of Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour and Our Man in Japan, seeks to unpack the mysteries of cooking, unearthing the secrets behind the perfect poached egg, smooth custard and how to impress your friends and family with a cracking Sunday roast.

Taking readers on a culinary tour (around his kitchen), James builds upon his cookery skills, recreating dishes from his travels as well as rediscovering some nostalgic childhood favourites along the way.

Chapters include:
Pub Grub
Curry Night
Asian Fusion
The Great Outdoors
Spongey Things

With Storecupboard Saviours (for when the fridge is empty), which includes recipes for his beloved Spam, as well as hints and tips, James May is here to prove that really anyone can cook. On his journey to becoming a more accomplished home cook, he makes use of some his favourite gadgets and ingredients and through a traditional process of trial and error, knocks together some surprisingly delicious recipes, so that you can avoid all the common pit falls at home.

Author: James May
Format: Digital download
Release Date: 29 Oct 2020
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-1-911663-68-3
James was one-third of one of the most successful television programmes of all time – BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ and he now co-hosts ‘The Grand Tour’ on Amazon. He has presented many solo projects on television – ‘Toy Stories’, BBC2’s six-part series with annual updates, \'James May’s Man Lab\' which ran for three series, \'James May’s Cars of the People\' and, most recently, ‘Our Man in Japan’ on Amazon Prime. Other projects have taken him to the edge of space, forced him to share a caravan with Oz Clarke and seen him attempt to fly with a jetpack on his back. ‘Oh Cook!’ is James’s first foray into cooking.

”'Genuinely useful” - - London Evening Standard

”'Common-sense recipes aimed to give novice cooks the know-how to feed themselves enjoyably.” - - Waitrose Weekend

”'May’s kitchen shtick continues to be a mix of everyman bafflement and mild curiosity about more refined culinary techniques, only with a minor twist - May is now edging away from banter in the direction of practical advice, albeit offered without any real confidence.” - - The Guardian review of Oh Cook on Prime Video