An inspirational collection of resourceful and delicious recipes steeped in a fundamentally practical way of approaching home cooking; returning to basics, minimising waste, following the seasons and keeping things simple to create effortless meals packed with flavour. From renowned food writer and broadcaster, Rosie Birkett, comes a truly delicious collection of recipes certain to inspire readers to become truly instinctive home cooks. Embracing seasonal ingredients, The Joyful Home Cook shows us how to coax the most flavour out of every morsel to deliver nourishing and beautiful meals every day of the year. As well as resurrecting underused home cooking skills like smoking, brining and fermenting with an eye to getting the most out of every ingredient, this cookbook applies a thoroughly modern approach to flavour combinations and global culinary influences… Including practical tips such as how to cook cleverly to minimise waste, as well as putting recipe surpluses to shrewdly use elsewhere, Rosie reveals how make the most out of every ingredient. Follow her tips and techniques to cultivate well-stocked culinary arsenals you can call upon any time to effortlessly create game-changing meals for friends and family; from homemade sourdough to pickled veg, pistachio pesto to peach eton mess, learn how to cook up a feast of joyful flavours in no time at all.