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The Zero Fucks Cookbook: Best Food Least Effort  - Yumi Stynes

The Zero Fucks Cookbook: Best Food Least Effort

Paperback Published: 1st March 2018
ISBN: 9781743793947
Number Of Pages: 192

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Product Description

The Zero Fucks Cookbook is best summed up by author Yumi Stynes' ten commandments:

  1. Thou shall not fuss.
  2. Thou shall use the whole tub or container of something, rather than leave an annoying, unusable amount in the bottom.
  3. If a step can be simplified, shortened or skipped altogether, it will be.
  4. Thou shall always opt for healthier food, making thou sexier.
  5. Marshmallows do not count as an ingredient.  Nor does Coca Cola nor French Onion Soup.  Thou art busy, not a bogan.
  6. Thou shall never apologise.  You cooked.  That is enough.
  7. When it is written "best quality" – eg, "use 200g of best quality bacon" – it means the best quality you can afford.  "Best quality" does not equal "most expensive". 
  8. Thou shall accept help.  If you are in a situation where you have zero fucks left to give, and someone offers to help chop, or bring a plate, or a salad, or buy a cake for dessert SAY YES.
  9. Thou shall follow the recipe!  Every other chef says "be creative".  NO.  I say, "FOLLOW THE RECIPE".  Every recipe has been carefully checked and tested by people who give vastly more fucks than you do.  Trust them.  Get creative later.
  10. Thou shalt have fun.
Yumi's book shows how it is possible to adhere to these principles AND enjoy delicious, tasty fuss-free food. It is divided across five chapters: weeknights; barbecue; snacks, emergencies and other moments of desperation; sweet stuff; and weekends. The key is celebrating her love of eating and cooking, without unnecessarily complicating meal time in an already busy family household.

About the Author

Yumi Stynes is a writer, broadcaster, television presenter, food fanatic, former cook, fitness enthusiast and mother-of-four.

Among her daily responsibilities she presents a national radio show on the KIIS network called The 3pm Pickup. She hosts a new ABC podcast called Ladies, We Need to Talk which has consistently rated at number 1 on the iTunes charts, and zeroes in on forbidden conversations that women need to have. In 2018 she'll be fronting a couple of documentary television projects and in April she intends to take two of her children on an 84km bushwalk through the Tasmanian wilderness.

Yumi grew up in rural Victoria with a Japanese mother and finds Japanese-Australian cooking a natural fit – and in Zero F*cks Cooking, shows off some insanely easy tricks that make it easy for anyone to make Japanese food at home.

In Yumi's busy life she's always been and remains the only cook in her household and thus quite an expert in inclusive and easy food. In her Zero F*cks approach she encourages the home cook to unshackle themselves from guilt and stress and enjoy what can be done simply and well.

Excellent No Fuss Book for Cooks and Non Cooks


I have already recommended this book to a number of friends and family. Witty and well written recipes. Can't wait to try the chicken wings! I am a keen cook and this book, while it does have some fairly simple recipes, there are lots of great recipes and inspiration that I am keen to try.

Perth, WA


Best cookbook ever? Maybe!


The Zero F*cks Cookbook contains SO many delicious recipes you don't need massive amounts of time, skill or ingredients to make. It's written in a way that puts a smile on your face and actually makes want to cook!



Would recommend


Good variety of easy to follow, delicious recipes.



I bought it for my Brother, He Love It !


I gave the book away as a late Christmas present, My Brother thought it was Very Cool !

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia


Great recipes & a sure laugh!


This book has amazing recipes! I have tried the vegetarian converter chicken wings, banana bread & sacrificial roast pork belly-all delicious, all easy and don't take a lot of time to prepare. It is a hilarious read if you are into Yumi's humor and it's nice to see simple recipes that you can cook up on a weeknight that actually reflect real working or busy people. I find that when some chef's/cooks have a 'weeknight' chapter, you wanna say "are you kidding?", it ain't weeknight cooking, more like weekend or annual leave effort! Yumi does a fantastic job at keeping it real, really. Why? Because all ingredients can be found at your local supermarket or Asian grocery store. Desserts don't fiddle around with presentation all too much. And it's food that you actually want to eat and not just flick through the book and look at. I must also mention that i love the pictures in this book of her and her family as they seem like such a nice bunch of people. They look relatable! Pete Evans and his family are not. Thanks Yumi, look forward to your next book!

Melbourne, Australia


The Zero Efs Cookbook


It's a recipe book!! I use it for cooking.

Brisbane, Queensland



5.0 6


ISBN: 9781743793947
ISBN-10: 1743793944
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st March 2018
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 21.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 27.16