We lead busy lives at a frantic pace and often feel that there is too much to get done each day, let alone find time to cook and sit down as a family group to a home-cooked meal at the end of the day.The Family Cookbook is the ultimate everyday cookbook showing how easy it can be to cook and prepare delicious food and inspiring families and friends to eat simple, great meals together every day. The collection of over 200 triple-tested recipes is divided into eight chapters including Cook Now Eat Later, Weekday Meals, Food for Friends and Cooking with Children. Recipes range from ideas to encourage non-cooks into the kitchen, to recipes for the more experienced cook. But none is beyond the reach of an enthusiastic amateur. The Getting Started chapter has helpful, practical advice about where to buy key ingredients, how to store food and essential items in your storecupboard, plus basic techniques and recipes to ensure everything runs smoothly in the kitchen.The Family Cookbookwill help you plan your meals in advance, too, suggesting when you can and can't freeze food so you build up a collection of storecupboard recipes that you can have on standby, whatever the occasion. Throw out your takeaway menus, shun the ready meal aisles and get to the kitchen to prepare healthy, delicious 'real' food that doesn't cost the earth.