This is a gorgeously sumptuous looking book. It has a padded cover which begs to be held and have time spent with it. The cover wrap has quotes from both Yotam Ottolenghi & Jay Rayner, both of who I respect greatly for their food wisdom, which gets the book off to a great start.
The book highly promotes seasonal cookery. Recipes are featured in the season when the ingredients are at their best. The treat of having one recipe per page with a colour photograph of the finished product on the opposite page is a real luxury. The result of the presentation of the recipes means that the book easy to read, and refer to.
The book is for those who are passionate about cooking and eating. I think they are perfect for a special occasion meal.
Many of the recipes sound really decadent:
Chicken roasted in mastic and pomegranate molasses with braised broad beans,
Cuttlefish Tagine and
Mexican Octopus and pork crackling with tomato salsa
I love the idea of cooking all these at home, and this book has given me the opportunity to recreate restaurant dining at home in my country kitchen.
This is a unique book, with unusual recipes and flavours which is great if you're looking for something a little different from the norm.
Full of inspirational recipes the book would be perfect for the kitchen, or the coffee table. Either way it's a must read for all foodies.
This book was kindly sent to me to review by Quadrille Publishing.