All posts filed under: Recipe Book Reviews

Pulled Pumpkin from ‘How to Eat Brilliantly Every Day’

Abel and Cole have just published a new recipe book and it’s been lighting up all the right bits in my brain like a Christmas tree (too soon, I know, but I am who I am). ‘How to Eat Brilliantly Every Day’ is sectioned up into each of the four seasons and I’ve been pouring over the autumn and winter pages like they’re the answer to life, the universe and everything. For me to have cooked three recipes from one book in less than a month is a big deal. This never happens. I’m smitten for reals. The book is predominantly vegetarian – or at least, it’s always making the vegetable the star. This is the kind of forward thinking recipe development that I adore, and obviously is incredibly appropriate coming from Abel & Cole, everyone’s favourite veg box guys. There’s something so cosy and inviting about it, and it really is so rare for me to flick through a recipe book and earmark so many of the pages for future cooking. It’s absolutely chock …

Cooking from Mamushka

Cooking From Mamushka

When Mamushka was published last year, it was all anybody could talk about. Social media (or at least, the feeds that I follow religiously) was awash with praise for this collection of recipes “from Ukraine and beyond” for a good few weeks. Naturally, it’s taken me about 6 months to actually get round to bringing it into my kitchen. Now that I finally have, I’m happy to report that the hype is absolutely to be believed. I’m super into learning about new-to-me cuisines, so flicking through Mamushka has been a delight for me. It’s far from a vegetarian recipe book, but I still found plenty of dishes that got me properly actually excited. I’m particularly eager to work my way through the breads and pastries chapter – one recipe down, more on that later – and find an excuse to make baked Ukranian cheesecake, using cottage cheese and semolina, because I feel like it’s going to be delicious in ways I’ve never experienced deliciousness before. This is a truly lovely recipe book. As soon as …

Buttered Apple Tart from Tea with Jane Austen

Buttered Apple Tart from Tea With Jane Austen

If you’re a fan of Little Library Cafe, a gorgeous food blog written by Kate Young full of recipes taken straight out of novels, then I think you will like this recipe book. This concept is so fun and imaginative, noticing a beautiful dessert or a mention of a meal in a story and creating it in ones own kitchen. Isn’t that gorgeous? It appeals to something in me, anyway. Tea with Jane Austen is much like Little Library Cafe, but it’s an entire recipe book devoted to food that features in Austen novels specifically. Can we take one or two seconds to appreciate how incredibly British that is? I live for this stuff. Really. I made this tart on Monday, a day that always needs something warm and baked and covered in icing sugar, I think. Whilst the tart was delicious, I think the pastry case really needed a good blind bake. Paul Hollywood would give me a death stare if I served it to him I think. I’ve left the recipe below intact …