'Full of recipes you want to cook' - Diana Henry
'Not only a collection of fabulous recipes but an inspiring guide to flavours and ingredients and how they work together' - Nigella Lawson
This is a cookbook for people who are looking for inspiration rather than instruction; one that will make you look at familiar ingredients in a new light, and welcome new ones with open arms.
Here Felicity Cloake offers an ingredient for each letter of the alphabet - twenty-six of her favourite things to eat, and recipes using them which will change the way that you think about these ingredients forever. In the Blue Cheese chapter, a Roquefort and honey cheesecake with walnut and pear; in Caramel, roast duck with miso caramel and in Rhubarb, rhubarb gin granita.
Yet there are also more straightforward dishes, no less original or delicious: beetroot noodles with goat's cheese, toasted walnuts and baby kale; chorizo baked potatoes with avocado crema; slow roast tomato pasta with lemon salt, ricotta and basil. And there are many more playful takes on favourite dishes: salted peanut caramel crispy cakes, aloo tikki scotch eggs, jelly cherry jubilee, buttermilk onion rings.
This is a book to shake you out of your recipe rut and make you start to think about food, and cook it in an entirely new way.
Truly thoughtful, discursive book full of recipes you want to cook
Not only a collection of fabulous recipes but an inspiring guide to flavours and ingredients and how they work together. My copy is already bristling with post-it notes.
So clever - adventurous but demystifying
A cracking tome
A delight in every way.The book for the good and the greedy - cheerful, friendly, smart, with deeply desirable recipes written with grace and a fine appreciation of appetite.
Brilliant . . . Finely honed culinary instincts, an open mind and a capacious cookbook collection . . . Miss Cloake has them all.
Felicity Cloake's impressive research is worn lightly beneath her amiable and witty style, which is clear, informative, even-handed and full of common sense.