Food is more than something to satisfy hunger pangs - it revives, gives us energy, warms us on a cold day and lifts our mood when we are feeling blue. Here you will find a range of comforting and indulgent fare for Lazy Breakfasts and Brunches, Sustaining Lunches, Coffee and Teatime Treats, Satisfying Vegetarian Suppers, Comforting Fish and Meat Dishes, Chill-Out Desserts, Sizzling Puddings and Sweet Asides. Choose from warming recipes to take the chill off a warm day, such as Old-Fashioned Chicken Soup or Fish Pie with Saffron and Dill Mash, or spoil yourself with a classic national dish, perhaps Chinese Fried Rice; Sausages, Mustard, Mashed Potato and Onion Gravy; or Moussaka. There is a perfect time and a place for each one of an array of sweet indulgences that includes Baked Caramel Custard, Boston Banoffi Pie, Blackberry Charlotte, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Lardy Cake and Chocolate Eclairs. Or if you are partial to an indulgent drink take your pick from Frothy Hot Chocolate or Coffee Egg Nog. This glorious cookbook offers more than 150 tempting recipes that hit the spot - from soups, stews, roasts and risottos, or gâteaux, cookies, crêpes and ice-cream, every dish has the power to raise your spirits and soothe your soul. The author, Bridget Jones, graduated in home economics before working as a food stylist, editor and writer. She has written over 50 books, contributed to many more and acted as consultant on a number of major titles. Sharing a practical understanding of good ingredients and the benefits of eating well are the essence of her work.