Book Club Tuesday: 365 – A Year Of Everyday Cooking & Baking

Let’s take the pressure off — the kitchen isn’t a place where we have to perform (7)

There is entirely too much truth in what Meike Peters says in the open lines of her latest cookbook 365: A Year of Everyday Cooking & Baking. Day in, day out it feels as though, as home cooks, we’re always “on” — 365 days a year. There’s that popular Continue reading

Book Club Tuesday: Ottolenghi Simple

Let’s start with something fun — word association! If I say “Ottolenghi” to you what might you say? The word “elegant” may come to mind or “extra” might pop into your head. Most assuredly “ingredients” would be one that most would think of. Yotam Ottolenghi is a person who has changed the way people view food. Difficult to categorize, his style works on the premise that food is all about flavour and unorthodox combinations (prior to receiving Ottolenghi Simple I had made one of his recipes from Continue reading

Book Club Tuesday: In the French Kitchen With Kids

Prior to receiving Mardi Michels‘ book In the French Kitchen with Kids from the publisher I couldn’t think of anything more daunting than French cuisine. Maybe it’s because the final results look so complex and elegant (hello croissants I’m look at you!) that I never believed I could master those recipes let alone teach my (or anyone’s kid) to cook French recipes. Embarrassingly I do own Continue reading