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Leon: Friends and Family Cookbook Review

Tuesday 20 November 2012

I was recently sent a copy of the book Leon: Friends and Family.  I must confess that Leon is our favourite fast food outlet at Kings Cross Station and most places in London should we need a quick lunch or dinner during family outings in the capital.  The food is delicious and wholesome, of a similar price to fast food burger outlets but much better quality and nutrition wise.  We love Leon restaurants!

The Leon: Friends and Family Cookbook is the 4th book in the series and features a couple of recipes from fellow blogger Kavey's family.

The book is divided into three sections:

Today: including great breakfasts, brunch ideas and after school dinners/teas

Tomorrow: for those occasions where some planning is involved picnics, weekend lunches, birthday parties and Christmas

Yesterday: a culinary celebration of nostalgic family food memories

With more than 200 recipes, there are dishes to keep everyone happy, from snacks for children in Crunch! Squish! Slurp! to super-quick supper recipes for parents in After Lights Out, and no teenager should fly the nest without 10 Things You Should Know How to Cook Before You Leave Home.

There is also lots of nutritional information in the book.  With this in mind the index is split into two. The first index is split into categories: low glycemic load, low saturated fat, wheat free, gluten free, dairy free.  The second index is your traditional A-Z listing.

I love this book and have already tried some recipes from it.  It is a gorgeous book filled with illustrations and would be at home on a coffee table as a book to ponder making recipes from over a cuppa.  My 3 daughters have made a few of the recipes too and it is full of dishes kids can prepare and are highly likely to eat, even if they are picky, and mine aren't.

I heartily recommend this book for those who love good food cooked well, there are recipes to suit everyone and most occasions.


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