Parragon Book Buddy – Food Heroes “Use Your Noodle”

Parragon Book Buddy – “Use Your Noodle”

I don’t know about you but I love noodles. Now it isn’t my go to food when thinking about what shall we eat tonight as the option gets drowned out with other choices in my planning stage, but and it is a big but, when I do actually have them I really, really love them. So why does this dilemma exist there is a food I love but my thoughts do not offer it up as a solution to the daily what shall we eat conundrum. Well as it turns out it’s all about ideas regarding the different ways of preparing them, how do I know this you may wonder, I have a little helper in my corner 🙂 Parragon books sent me a “Use Your Noodle” cookbook and I am very grateful.

This cookbook is packed with yummy recipes from all over the world covering different types of noodles.

The cookbooks’ contents are split into four main chapters:

A Bird in the Hand – covering all your bird based noodles recipe

From the Farm – covering farm meats like pork or lamb

From the Sea – this part is packed with recipes requiring prawns, cod, tuna and all the other lovely types of fish

Veg Out – the last chapter is for all veggie lovers out there

After reading just a few pages, how easy they are and how amazing they look and taste noodles are on my mind.

In addition to lots of recipes, like all Love Food cookbooks I have had the pleasure to read, “Use Your Noodle” also contains a lot of useful hints and tips. My favourite is the “know your noodle” part.

Noodles Types as per “Use Your Noodle” by Parragon Books
In just two pages is an easy to understand explanation about many different types of noodles covering such wonders as:

Soba – mainly made from buckwheat flour and did you know the most popular noodles in Japan.

Ramen – this wheat flour noodle is generally treated as a comfort food and used in a variety of broth-based recipes.

Udon – generally thick and white, made with semi whole-wheat flour; they are light and very easy to digest.

Rice – they are made from rice flour and these are my favourite 🙂

Egg – made with wheat flour, water and eggs – they cook fast and are idea as all-purpose noodles.

As I said above the cookbook is packed with a great selection of recipes. As you would expect from Parragon books all the recipes have a clear indication of both preparation and cook times as well as how many people it will serve. Every recipe has a clear ingredients list and easy to follow cooking instructions and best of all you can see a full colour picture of the final dish so you know what you are aiming for.

I have a few favourite picks from the book.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Steak & Soba Noodle Salad Steak & Soba Noodle Salad

Udon Noodle Stir-Fry with Fish Cake & Ginger Udon Noodle Stir-Fry with Fish Cake & Ginger

Sichuan Noodles Sichuan Noodles

So now when I am out shopping I am always on the hunt for new and exciting noodle options as I plan to get myself a nice selection of noodles to cook with.

Do you like noodles?

What’s your favourite noodle dish.

Food Heroes: Use Your Noodle
ISBN 978-1-4723-6451-7
Published by Parragon Books Ltd in 2014
Part of Love Food
Number of pages: 128
RRP: £6
Paperback; perfect bound

*I received this book for free from Parragon as a part of my Book Buddy pack.
**All pictures in this post are from “Use Your Noodle” cookbook.


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19 responses to “Parragon Book Buddy – Food Heroes “Use Your Noodle”

  1. it’s great that noodles are so much more than mach&cheese ! but I must laugh at the title … yes, I’m silly :o)

  2. Ooh I love noodles but hardly ever cook with them, I’m very tempted to get this book especially for the Steak & Soba Noodle Salad – that looks amazing!

  3. I love noodles. It’s great that this book has a good selection is recipes, especially the veggie section for us veggies out there x

  4. OMG this book looks like one I NEED to have. I love broth and soup and pho and ramen… oooh I wish I had a big bowl right now. YUM!

  5. This looks like such a good book! Noodles are such a versatile food; but my brain usually only stretches to chicken stir fry 🙂
    Laura | A Life With Frills

  6. I’m always looking for good cookbooks to add to my kitchen. I haven’t heard of this one but LOVE pasta.. so I totally need to get this book 🙂

  7. I LOVE all kinds of noodles! This is a great little tutorial on the ins and outs and different kinds!

  8. I love noodles, I would like to try some different varieties x

  9. I love this! Noodles are what makes our house stay fed. Such a great variety and this post captures their diverstiy. I love it!

  10. We love noodles but tend to stick to the same way of eating them – this book would be really handy!

  11. I love noodes too, and it’s good to see so many different recipes, aside from just making pasta!

  12. StephsTwoGirls

    I’m a noodle fan too, but I’ll have to admit it’s one of those foods I forget to buy and cook!!

  13. emmysmummy

    We love noodles and Emmy would eat them daily given the chance

  14. I didn’t realize there was so many noodles!

  15. I would love to try and make my own Ramen, I just think I would be too self critical because I love the Wagamama one x

  16. I love noodles but who knew there were so many!!

  17. I eat noodles when out when never cook them at home!

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