More than 65 original and delicious recipes, written with panache and authority and offering both practical advice and inspiration for anyone cooking at home for two people.
Two’s Company is a book with a positive message that cooking for two is exciting, fun and worthwhile. More than that – free from the demands of family or guests, liberated from a strict timetable, you can follow your mood, whether you fancy something homey, a fake-away or a creative culinary adventure. There is a major gap in the market for a mainstream cookbook for two, providing inspiration for couples, friends and flat-sharers who enjoy cooking and eating at home. Most of those cooking for two are forced either to scale down recipes or repeatedly contend with a fridge full of leftovers. Supermarkets have identified this trend, and provide a lavish choice of ready meals aimed at twosomes. But there is still a lack of inspiration for those of us who want to cook something fresh from scratch for a partner or friend. Here Orlando Murrin not only brings you original recipes but sets out the different ‘rules’ to consider when cooking for two. He suggests ways to shop sensibly to minimize waste and shares ingenious tips for shortcuts and techniques, gleaned from working with professional chefs and food stylists.
"Orlando's book is full of fantastic feel-good recipes with beautiful flavours, perfect for couples and roommates and most importantly they are easy to do" – Tom Kerridge, Michelin-starred chef and cookbook author
"Packed full of food you'll actually want to eat from one of the best in the business, the hard part will be sharing it" – Felicity Cloake, journalist, Guardian and New Statesman columnist
"Failsafe and fabulous, it's everything I want from a cookery book" – Xanthe Clay, food columnist, The Sunday Telegraph
"Two’s company, two’s cozy, two’s comforting and now two’s delicious. With charm, wit and such good taste, Orlando Murrin has created a collection of smart, alluring dishes to cook with ease and to share with our favorite plus ones." – Dorie Greenspan, author of Everyday Dorie and Baking with Dorie
"Cooking at home means even more to us these days, and there’s a special joy in cooking for two; it’s like a secret shared between friends. Like all good, generous cooks, Orlando wants you to enjoy the process as much as you enjoy the end result." – Jill Dupleix, Sydney based food writer, restaurant critic and author, former food editor of The Times in the UK
"There can be no more reliable or comforting a guide to adventurous but doable cooking than Orlando Murrin." – Ruth Watson, hotelier and original presenter of popular Channel 5 TV series The Hotel Inspector
"Forgo tiresome recipe maths with veteran cookery writer Orlando Murrin’s ideas to feed two people with minimal waste" - delicious magazine
"Cookbooks are rarely funny, but this one is – I love Orlando’s witty intros and cooking tips" - BBC Good Food
"Delicious recipes for couples and flatmates" - The Sunday Times magazine
"This book is a classic in the making having the gift to instil confidence in the novice cook and inspire the more experienced" - Yorkshire Post
"Two’s Company is my kind of food; quick and easy to make but enticing on the eye and the palate" - Lindsey Bareham