Cerys Matthews

Where the Wild Cooks Go
  • Where the Wild Cooks Go

  • Cook your way around the world and enjoy the good times with BBC broadcaster Cerys Matthews

    Wherever Cerys Matthews travels she loves to eat where the locals eat, drink the local brew, enjoying great food, songs and company. And she always wants to bring back what she's learnt when she comes home. Now, out of a lifetime on the lookout for easy, tasty, flexible meals, Cerys dishes up her favourite tastes and sounds from around the globe, mixing them in with memories of her travels, stories and poems from each country and the odd killer cocktail. With these standout playlists on your system and a glass of wine on the go, get the pans bubbling and cook the world from your kitchen: the heart of the house, the middle of the action.

Song-loving cook or food-loving musician? Either way, Cerys Matthews has been experimenting with music and food ever since she can remember. From foraging and chewing on knotweed to cooking flapjacks and nettle soup as a young child, her interest in this planet's edibles has never waned. A life of touring guaranteed further culinary exploration: thousand-hole pancakes, amlou, roasted artichokes, vermouth with anchovy-filled green olives, death by chocolate, za'atar sprinkled on fresh tomatoes, hot baked soda bread, pineapple with chilli, crispy sage leaves and vegan haggis are just a few of the recipes Cerys shares in this book. Her festival,The Good Life Experience, celebrates outdoor cooking. Bill Granger, River Cottage's Gill Meller, Signe Johansen, Thomasina Miers , Anna Jones and Petershams Nursery's Damian Clisby are just some of the chefs invited each year to cook on flames and charcoal. Cerys is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Hook Line and Singer and children's books Tales from the Deep and Gelert. She is vice-president for both Shelter and the Hay Festival, and recipient of a St David Award for Culture and an MBE. Cerys cooks daily and lives in West London.