One cook, her kitchen and a lifetime of recipes.
A cookery book like no other, The Trifle Bowl and Other Tales is a dip into Lindsey Bareham's kitchen, introducing us to more of her tempting, easy-to-follow seasonal recipes, this time organized by the well-loved and well-used pots, pans, gadgets and utensils she uses to cook them. Roast Tomato Risotto with Saffron and Honey in a sauté pan, Cod, Anchovy and Spinach Boulangère made using a mandoline, Vietnamese Chicken Patties with Mint Salad and Roast Peanuts in a quaint burger press, and Raspberry Jelly Trifle in her grandmother’s trifle bowl. This unique approach to ordering recipes also looks at the objects themselves – their history, design evolution and why they're good at what they do – and their power to evoke memories of meals past. It is not just a book to cook from, Lindsey's fine writing makes it a pleasure to read from too.
I want to cook every single recipe in this book!
I own every one of Lindsey Bareham's books. There isn't a recipe in The Trifle Bowl that I don't want to make right now; but just as much, this is a book to read as well as cook from. And actually, I love it so much that along with my books, I gave it to my daughter to provide comfort, pleasure and instruction when she went off to university and her first independent kitchen in the autumn.
Lindsey Bareham is one of those writers - like Elizabeth David or Jane Grigson before her - whose books have the power to change the way people cook and eat.
A great read as well as a really useful cookery book.
Lindsey Bareham is a star. Her recipes brighten up each day for the desperate domestic cook. Her idea of good food is my idea of good food - easy on the skills, easy on the eye and tremendously tasty.
Not only a collection of great recipes but also a unique glimpse into a terrific cook's kitchen.