Fairy Tale Food

In his new cookbook, Disney: The Simple Family Cookbook, food photographer Jean-François Mallet, aims to bring back the joy of cooking delicious family meals with your loved ones using simple recipes inspired by beloved Disney characters. We’ve selected a seasonal, and healthy, twist on a ‘Beauty not Beast’ of a favourite family dinner as old as time…nuggets and chips!

Jean-François says, “From my grandmother, I learnt that there is something special about cooking for your family because everything is done ‘with love’. However, as years passed by and I joined her in the kitchen, I found there was something even more remarkable about cooking next to her and my brothers. And this is exactly what this book is about: it offers simple and healthy Disney-inspired recipes (between two and five ingredients!) that all members of the family will enjoy!”


Serves 4
Preparation: 15 min
Cooking time: 15 min

4 Turkey Escalopes
2 Eggs
150g Cornflakes
250g Greek Yogurt
2 Tablespoons Curry Powder
Salt, Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Crush the cornflakes. Beat the eggs.
  • Cut the escalops into strips, dip them in the egg and then in the cornflakes. Arrange on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Season with salt and pepper and bake for 15 mins.
  • Mix the yogurt with the curry powder and serve with the nuggets




Serves 4
Preparation: 10 min
Cooking time: 40 min

2 Sweet Potatoes
1 Red Pepper
3 Tomatoes
2 Tablespoons of Honey
2 Tablespoons of Paprika




  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into chips. Arrange on a baking sheet with 2 tablespoons of oil. Season and bake for 20 mins.
  • Chop the pepper and tomatoes and sauté in a saucepan with the honey and paprika, then reduce the heat and cook for 20 mins. Season, blend and serve with the chips.



Recipes from Disney: The Simple Family Cookbook by Jean-François Mallet published by Ilex Press.

HB £18.99. Photography by Jean-François Mallet.


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