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.