This is the least I had to do for loyal supporters of my website like you.
I’ve arranged with Amazon to let my first e-book in the JIFFY series of cookbooks “How To Cook In A Jiffy Even If You Have Never Boiled An Egg Before” (Kindle edition) go ABSOLUTELY FREE for five days from 19 February 2014 to 23 February 2014.
Click here to visit Amazon. Please note that the book will go free as per the US Pacific Standard time.
If you do own a Kindle device, then you’d know how to access this e-Book.
Book Description: Never boiled an egg before but want to learn the magic art of cooking? Then don’t leave home without this Easiest Cookbook on Earth: “How to Cook in a Jiffy-even if you have never boiled an egg before”. The Book, recounts, with wit and humour, my semi-autobiographical experiences of participating in a “finding me a meal ritual…….(and) bumbling about in the wonderlands of cooking” in London, where I was pursuing for four years an LLB (Honours) degree as well as Legal Practice Course (LPC) Diploma.
Where this book scores over other “How To” cookbooks is in the manner in which it treats no question as “too stupid”. Its next USP is its very logical and structured approach in which it follows a step by step “graduation” process.
You start with some very basic cooking techniques such as how to break, poach, fry, boil (and peel) an egg, learn how to handle chicken, vegetables and fish and then “graduate” to making such “complicated” recipes as cheese omelette, vegetables au gratin, baked chicken or French Onion Soup.
The progression taught is logical and almost common-sense. For example, once you boil an egg, you are taught how to make an egg sandwich and then graduate to making a grilled egg sandwich. Similarly, you are first taught how to boil a chicken, and then use the stock to make a chicken sweet corn soup and the boiled chicken for making KFC-style breaded chicken.
Most uniquely, the book claims to teach the concept of “sequencing and parallel processing” in cooking that should enable busy people to create a 3-4 course meal in less than 30 minutes.
The book is fun and entertaining to read. The photographs used in the book are all taken by me, in natural light, without using any inedible garnish or props, and of the dishes that were made right in my kitchen. These are just meant to illustrate how exactly the dish would look like if you prepared them yourself.
So be it healthy college cooking, or cooking for a single person or even outdoor cooking—this book promises to help you survive all situations by teaching you how to cook literally in a jiffy.
I’m sorry there is no way Amazon would let me offer this again, any time soon.
So please do mark your calendar to remember to take advantage of this offer.
Offer expires on 23 February 2014.
P.S. And if you do download and read this book, would you please give me some feedback and leave a review on Amazon, if you are happy?
This mission is dedicated to all those friends, relatives and acquaintances who have sampled my mom’s cooking either at my home or at my work place from my lunch-box. I’m starting with Indian cooking, so that the fear of “cooking curries every day” (that my friends in University College London would so often comment on) is banished forever.
We will love to post recipes that are unpretentious and literally come from your Mom's kitchen. They must allow themselves to be rustled up at home, from scratch, from fresh ingredients, in 30 minutes or so, with minimum equipment and fuss. We welcome ideas and tips that prove beyond doubt that cooking at home is NOT drudgery but a very enjoyable activity that also improves your family's health and well-being in a very cost-effective manner.
Those who wish to contribute similar recipes from their parts of the world, here’s a full throated invitation to come join us and make COOKING IN A JIFFY a worldwide movement for HOME STYLE cooking that also celebrates "togetherness in cooking "above everything else. Please send your articles with images (if possible) to this address and we will publish it by your name.