Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cookbook book club - Aug/Sept 2010 Selection

Thanks jeanjean for nominating me and thinking of me surrounded by my just unpacked cookbooks and my pile of cookbooks from the library. I must admit seeing that it was my turn to select a cookbook sent me into a mild frenzy of panic. How was I ever going to narrow it down to one cookbook? I decided my selection needed to have some interesting reading in it, lovely pictures, recipes that would appeal to all of us...and slowly I became calmer and narrowed it down to just two. Drum roll please... I have selected, for all of our enjoyment, Holiday by Bill Granger. 

This cookbook is one of my recent purchases, and so far I have only tried a couple of recipes but they have been wonderful so I want to delve into this book much more and what better way then for us all to jump into it together. There’s a good mix of recipes in this cookbook that will stretch from the current summer in the UK to the depths of winter here in Australia. I love Bill’s opening line to this book: “For me, a holiday doesn’t need to be about going away somewhere; it’s very much a state of mind, a special feeling, a stolen moment, a happy accident.” I feel the same, and food can transport me to a special place without a need to leave the house.


  1. I'm so glad that the cookbook club can continue. This was quickly becoming one of my favorite things to watch for on the old forum!

  2. I just started watching Bill and I love his relaxed attitude about food and life. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

  3. It sounds lovely! i cannot wait to have a read... will need to visit bookdepository.co.uk or my library. Although I will be too impatient to wait for delivery or won't want to give it back :) decisions decisions :)