Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has the ‘simplest’ recipes while Joe Wicks’ are quickest to make, study reveals – but Jamie Oliver’s are most Instagrammed
- Researchers analysed cookbooks to reveal the simplest recipes to make
- Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall was top with the fewest number of ingredients
- Meanwhile fitness fan’s Joe Wicks’ meals were the quickest to make at home
- But Jamie Oliver rules social media and has the most Instagrammed dishes
Home cooks in a hurry should reach for one of Joe Wicks’ recipes as they are the quickest to make, a study reveals.
The Body Coach, 32, from Essex, whose books include Lean In 15 and 30 Minute Meals: 100 Quick and Healthy Recipes, came out top in an analysis of average recipe times.
However TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall produces the simplest shopping lists, with his meals requiring an average of just nine ingredients.
TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, pictured, produces the simplest shopping lists, with his meals requiring an average of just nine ingredients
Home cooks in a hurry should reach for one of Joe Wicks’ (left) recipes as they are the quickest to make. Meanwhile Jamie Oliver’s creations have been crowned ‘most Instagrammed’
And those looking to impress on social media should look no further than one of Jamie Oliver’s creations. The cook was named most Instagrammed in the research.
The study was carried out by online bookshop Wordery, which analysed 20 recipes from each of the most popular celebrity chefs.
The recipes were published both in their most popular books and on sites like BBC Good Food and The Happy Foodie.
The analysis found recipes by Joe Wicks are best when you are tight on time, with an average preparation and average cooking time for his dishes are just 32 minutes.
At the other end of the spectrum are recipes by Paul Hollywood. With an average prep and cook time of over two hours – 164 minutes – his recipes are best suited to afternoons when you have time to spare.
With an average prep and cook time of over two hours – 164 minutes – Paul Hollywood’s recipes are best suited to afternoons when you have time to spare
Perhaps unsurprisingly for a chef who has a book called Three Good Things, Fearnley-Whittingstall keeps things the simplest when it comes to ingredients.
He is followed closely by Marco Pierre White, who takes a similarly minimalist approach.
If you’re looking to wow with a dish packed with layers of complex flavours than a recipe by the Hairy Bikers might do the trick.
Ingredients needed for their recipes reach well into double figures, averaging at 19 per recipe.
Finally if you’re looking for a dish that looks as good as it tastes, it’ll have to be one by Jamie Oliver, who tops the ‘most Instagrammed list’.
Mary Berry’s recipes came second in the list of ‘most Instagrammed’, according to the study
He is followed by former Bake Off doyenne Mary Berry.
Barry Magennis, of Wordery, added: ‘All foodies will agree that there’s nothing better than cracking open the cover of a freshly purchased cookbook and browsing the catalogue of images and recipes.
‘But with everyone from Jamie Oliver, and Nigella Lawson, to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and the Hairy Bikers, which is the best one to choose from?
‘With recipes to suit amateur home cooks as well as the more culinary adventurous, there are tons of cookbooks to choose from but hopefully, our analysis can help guide you pick the right one to suit your lifestyle.’
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