Take 5 and Cook will show you how to enjoy the time you spend in your kitchen. No more long lists of ingredients - just ease and simplicity.

We put heart and soul into all we do and we strive, always, to deliver exceptional value. I hope you'll join my team and me to share this adventure with us.


From: Margot De Cotesworth

I'm a designer, writer and cook. My first cookbook Take 5 and Cook - The Dinner Book is full of simple recipes and tips. I have been working with food, writing and teaching for more than a decade on the inspired subject of creating fabulous food with just 5 ingredients.

You'll find the Take 5 and Cook Club to be the most supportive and easy guide to producing fabulous food every day with the magic of using just 5 ingredients. We are not just offering a bunch of random recipes you can find anywhere. We are offering a guide to get from A to B. I sincerely believe we know more about cooking with just 5 ingredients than anyone on the planet. We've been creating these recipes and building on this philosophy for years. Join us because we can really show you the way.


We have an enormous resource of fantastic recipes in The Take 5 and Cook Club. We'll be your source of inspiration and we'll guide you to cook simply and with ease so you really enjoy the process.

At Take 5 and Cook we have created a monthly membership, it’s our Take 5 and Cook Club.

Within the membership membership program, you’ll get:-

The best expertise in the world on cooking with just five ingredients. 
The most extensive collection of 5 ingredient recipes imaginable
A place where you’ll be part of an interactive private group on the same mission as you - to cook simply and to share fabulous food.

And that's not all...

Suddenly, it'll be fun to spend time in the kitchen everyday.

​Take 5 will guide you from everyday fare, to dinner on a shoestring, through to special entertaining

​Everything you cook will be easier and you will be the star.

You'll receive:-

Access To Our Forum and Community ($297)

There will be monthly feedback of all kinds on matters that arise from this forum. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with other Club Members in the Facebook Take 5 Club Members' Group. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with like minded cooks - both novice and experienced. It’s a platform to share your ideas and confer with others and our Take 5 team.

This is the place you can share you ideas and recipes.

​And make foodie friends.

Access To Our Monthly Q & A 

Ask any questions, talk through any sticking point, find the way forward. You can join our monthly Q&A on foodie matters. This is where you’ll have the opportunity to get some expert feedback on your cooking and entertaining questions from Margôt and the Take 5 Team.

This is a chance to get some feedback for the things you'd really like to talk about.

​You'll discover that a cook's life really can be fun!

Take 5 and Cook - The Recipes 

Recipes from the Take 5 and Cook Dinner Book, the upcoming Take 5 on a Shoestring and any of our other books will be sent to you, preferentially, each week. This includes special attention to how to deal with leftovers and how to turn everyday recipes into those worthy of a dinner party. 

Take 5 on a Shoestring will be a great source of how cook with care and consideration for your wallet and your planet.

The Dinner Book recipes are seasonally arranged and matched for you in a three course format or can pick and choose from starters, mains and desserts.

Your Chance To Become An Author

An opportunity to share your own 5 ingredient recipes with the chance to have your recipe published as a part of our non-profit Take 5 and Cook book called Take 5 and Cook - The People’s Book. 

If you have ever dreamed of publishing your own recipes, here is your chance.

And it'll be for a great cause, so double good.

Kitchen and Pantry Set Up

What do you really need to set up your kitchen properly? We’ll get you set up with our Pantry and Equipment Checklist. Refine, reorganise and optimise your kitchen with our Take 5 guidelines.

A guide to ensure you have just what you need in your kitchen - not too much and not too little. A pantry that works. This guide to your working pantry will set you up to always have what you need to produce a meal in a moment - the store cupboard dinner, the friends who arrive unexpectedly for drinks... you know what life can throw at you..

Some equipment is necessary and some things just aren't. We'll give you the definitive checklist.

Cook-It Weekday Ideas

Five Take 5 and Cook-It recipe ideas will be sent to you every week to keep your cooking inspiration constantly topped up. 

One current ingredient, 5 great recipe ideas that will mean you never have to wonder what to have for dinner tonight.

An alphabetical approach - so we don't miss anything out. A is for Apple....

Recipe Resource and Ingredient Search

Access to our extensive collection of Take 5 recipes for all occasions. Our ingredient search function will help you quickly find the right Take 5 recipe for the ingredients you have to hand. 

Got chicken and rice….? We will give you the suggestions for 3 more ingredients to make a complete Take 5 dish.

Know what you'd like to cook but wonder if there is a Take 5 version...?

Regular Videos Of Cooking Take 5 Style

These early access videos by Margôt and her team will show you how to cook like a Take 5 pro. 

​We'll start from the groceries on the bench so this will be real life, not from little dishes of pre-chopped and pre-measured ingredients where all the work has been mysteriously done before.

You'll see what's really involved with everyday Take 5 Cooking. The team and I will be demonstrating great recipes for you. 

More Member Benefits

VIP Club Member Benefits:-

Preferential access to all Take 5 and Cook new material and products.

If you buy any Take 5 products or books from us you’ll get special Club prices.

​We'll be offering you a monthly mystery treat.

Monthly Interview With A Chef About Their Favourite 5 Ingredient Recipes

We'll interview a chef, cook or personality regarding their all-time best Take 5 recipe.

Even the most sophisticated chefs make simple dishes. We'll be talking to them about their favourites for eating at home, entertaining and more.

We'll also be talking to home cooks who've been quietly, successfully feeding and entertaining people for many years. 

​These cooks have rich stories to tell and lots of clever tricks to share with us.


This is just a little of the feedback from those who have experienced Take 5 and Cook.

Sonia Jenkins - Former Caterer 

Take 5 recipes are simple, uncomplicated and tasty. The mouth watering photos in The Dinner Book make me feel inspired to create them. The recipes are all so uncomplicated and easy to produce. It’s a High 5 from me.


Elizabeth Cathie - Designer and Artist

I have had the privilege and good fortune to be the recipient of Margot's wonderful hospitality over many years. Her generosity of spirit and exceptional abilities in every facet of hospitality provide a very high quality experience. Her focus is on providing  exciting and memorable food and incredible table settings that complement and enhance each other. 


The Take 5 and Cook Club Comprises All The Following:

MEMBERSHIP To The Take 5 and Cook Club

​Community Forum

​Monthly Q&A

​​Take 5 and Cook Recipes

​Your Chance To Become a Published Author

​Kitchen and Pantry Set Up

Recipe Resource and Ingredient Search

​Monthly Chef's Interview 

​Weekday Cook-It Recipes

​Regular Take 5 Videos

The annual  membership, including all these goodies above, is available now at a special introductory price of $197 for the year (which includes 2 months free), or monthly payments of US$19.97. 

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