The best of the latest cookbooks
New cookbooks reviewed and rated.
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 [...]
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 [...]
I bake a lot of bread, as you've probably noticed, but I'm just a novice ... there's so much to learn about turning the most basic of ingredients - flour, yeast, salt, water - into something so elemental and elegant as a loaf of bread. I have a long way to go, and this is [...]
There's a little, traditional-looking restaurant on rue Keller in Paris that's not what it seems. It isn't a bistro as such ... there's no fairly predictable list of French classics washed down with red wine, nor is it an ultra-modern temple of haute cuisine. Instead, it serves a menu based around minced meat, formed into [...]
In real life, I work for a big financial services organisation (we're not a bank, just let me make that clear before anybody clicks away in disgust. We try to look after people). In common with lots of other organisations, we use Indian resource to help us do cool stuff in IT quickly, and that [...]