The best of the latest cookbooks
New cookbooks reviewed and rated.
There’s a paragraph in the introduction to Nikkei Cuisine: Japanese Food the South American Way in which Luiz Hara discusses The ‘F’ Word … fusion. Fusion food often gets a bad press, the result of too many car-crash combinations of flavours. If it can be done, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it should be done, but [...]
A chicken. In our house, most usually found chucked into a roasting tin with a quick baptism of olive oil, salt and pepper, then unceremoniously slammed into a hot oven for an hour and a half. There’s nothing wrong with that, and as a zero effort default dinner, there’s little to compare to a well-roasted [...]
Cheese isn’t the first thing you’d normally think of as a seasonal product, but it very much is. It stands to reason, really – a cheese is the result of the specific treatment of a set of ingredients, and those ingredients will, of course, change given the way that the world changes around them. The [...]
Ever stumbled into a new city, a place brimming with possibilities and with a reputation to match, and found yourself completely overwhelmed, fumbling around for somewhere to eat, realising that all the good places are closed/rammed/somewhere else, and being forced to settle for some lazy tourist trap with barely a local in sight? This happens [...]
I sometimes have to travel to London for work, and every once in a while, I find myself with an evening to kill and nobody to kill it with. This, I relish, and I spend most of my time wandering around the streets, just watching things happen. Often, I’ll walk around the West End and [...]