Now don't let the title of this book confuse you as it is not all about recipes with cinnamon (which I must admit promtped my inital excitement), it just happens to be the name of Izy Hossack's blog that subsequently prompted a book release. I for one and am very glad that this happened, even though I had never heard of Izy before, as this book is modern, chique, and full of delicious recipes. Unlike a lot of cook books, I want to eat things off pretty much every page.
For me this book is a collection of naughty and nice recipes. Obviously the naughty ones are the things that just taste too darn good turn, like the red velvet cakes, amaretto torte, boozy mocha layer cake, or the swedish chocolate cake (to name just a few). Yet the nice recipes are what surprisingly excite me more in this book, as the recipes are healthy, fresh, both looking and taste wise, and packed full of flavour. Some of my favourites have to include courgette spaghetti with chilli, corn soup, beef chilli, and cauliflower risotto, although the other untried or tested recipes I'm sure will be equally delicious.
Izy also provides basic dip recipes that again are fresh and cleansing, from standard dips of guacamole and salsa through to a chickpea and pomegranate dip There are also various cookie, bread, and salad recipes that are sure to excite more tastebuds.
As with any good cookbook you also get the standard 'how to' guide, which shows you everything from how to line tins, and making basic bread, pastry, or ganaches, through to making salted caramel sauces and treacle butters.
I find this book fresh, exciting, and modern. I'm sure it will suffer through many years of use and I am very happy to add it to my on show collection.