Most of us have a few favourite dishes that have become supper staples – simple, tasty and served up on so many occasions that they’re now a little bit dull and boring. What we need is something to add a bit of pep to meal times and Old Favourites, New Twists provides the perfect solution. In 100 innovative recipes James takes well-loved classics such as a vichyssoise soup and, with an ingenious twist, adds a hint of curry and a garnish of yogurt and coriander giving them a fresh contemporary taste. Inspirational ideas like using quail instead of chicken in a Caesar salad or giving your roast lamb a flavour boost with a teriyaki marinade are a welcome respite from tired dishes. With chapters on small dishes, vegetarian meals, mains and desserts, these flavoursome recipes can be knocked up in no time with store-cupboard staples and a few good-quality ingredients, so whether it’s supper for one after a busy day at work or a weekend dinner party, James’ signature twists work every time.