The best of the latest cookbooks
New cookbooks reviewed and rated.
Funny things, books about ice cream ... They only get used for a few weeks a year, at least in Britain, and here we are, in the middle of those few weeks, besieged by glowering clouds and wildly fluctuating temperatures. Enough to make me to think seriously about turning the central heating back on rather than breaking [...]
So, when I first came across At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen a few weeks ago, I flicked through it and found page after page of stunning photos. A great start. But then I started to skim read it and it didn't feel good ... too worthy, too healthy, too much quinoa. I put [...]
Vanilla Table: The Essence of Exquisite Cooking from the World's Best Chefs, by Natasha Macaller
I'm going to go out on a limb here - a very, very short limb, I accept - and state that French food is the best in the world. It's the mothership of cuisines, the place that anybody with any interest whatsoever in food or eating eventually comes back to. There's good reason for this, [...]
I'd describe most cooking as an art of sorts, something that allows the cook a certain freedom of expression in the design and construction of a dish, some latitude to interpret a set of instructions into something new and different. I don't think that about baking. That's a science It's a set thing that does [...]