We all love to eat well and enjoy the freshest, lightest ingredients, but who wants to spend hours on complicated recipes? Mary Berry – who tests every dish until it is foolproof – uses clever ideas and smart shortcuts to put your favourite flavours on the table in the shortest time. Why make pastry, pit olives or labour over onion chutney when first-class products are available. Concentrate instead on fresh vegetables, top-quality fish and meat, and the little extras – a parcel of young shoots or some chocolate flakes – that give the finished dish a lift.
Mary’s easy-to-follow recipes and tips give you mouthwatering meals that won’t take hours.