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If you enjoy cooking or want to learn, you'll love TheAmateurChef! There are over 140 recipes and cooking techniques for all tastes and skill levels. Every recipe has an accompanying cook-along video, giving you simple step by step instructions to create the dish. Whether you're just starting out in the kitchen or a competent cook looking for inspiration for your next dinner party, there's a recipe for everyone. There's no creative editing to make things look easier or "Here's one I made earlier", so if you like the look of a dish, grab your laptop, tablet or smartphone and cook-along!

preparation 7 mins • you cook for 9 mins • total time 2hrs 16 mins

This is one of my favourite recipes and a perfect meal for a cold winter evening. The recipe uses pork tenderloin combined with the earthy flavour of beer, cooked until the pork is melt in your mouth tender. The flavour of the beer also combines fantastically with warming celeriac and rosemary, and the dish is finished off with crunchy savoy cabbage

I'm The Amateur Chef and this is a little about me and how my website works.

I created after being food-obsessed for 7 years. I've pored through cookery books, websites and TV shows, picking up tips and tricks, as well as a wife and a baby along the way…

The problem with many recipe books is that a top chef's idea of a simple dish is often a world away from what ordinary, untrained cooks think is simple. I've often thought it would be great to have someone in my kitchen, showing me what to do and when. The cook-along concept is simple - each of my recipes has been honed to make your time in the kitchen as enjoyable as possible. I like to think of them as real recipes for real people! You have realistic timings and can cook alongside me in your kitchen, as I show you what to do and when. Read more...


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This week's newsletter recipe is for my Tangy Lamb Tagine. This is a great dish packed with flavour - all you have to do is throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot and let them cook for a couple of hours and the result is magic! Slow cooked lamb shoulder, with the sweetness of apricot and the gentle heat of cayenne pepper - this dish will warm up your senses in no time.

Throughout November, the theme for my newsletters is 'Winter Warmers'. Each of this month's delicious recipes contain just enough spice to warm those winter months. I have 4 great exclusive recipes and cook-along videos for you, from Satay Pork to Curried Cauliflower Soup. With valuable cooking tips & fun food news from around the web, sign up for free today.

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