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Food for the Soul,
This review is from: Rachel's Food for Living (Hardcover)
Marcel Proust may have explored the effects of a Madeleine cake on the memory but Rachel Allen's recipes for `Dad's Brown Bread' and `Rhubarb and Custard Tart' are equally capable of evoking all those memories of Sunday-teas gone by whilst expanding your practical cooking skills.
With chapters that offer great recipes from childhood, meals for celebrations and even food for romance, Rachel Allen invites readers to cook dishes which are (or soon will be) part of the fabric of life. Grown-up Pavlova and rich buttered lobster recipes sit surprisingly well alongside the simple joys of cheesy pasta bake. Each section is beautifully illustrated with stunning family-centric photography and the recipes are easy to follow - encouraging household participation in cooking (although readers may find it difficult to share any of the goodies that are the result of the chapter entitled `For the Love of Chocolate').
Wholesome without being preachy and sweet without being sickly, Rachel Allen's Food for Living is quaint food philosophy with a kick and the perfect book to add to your kitchen shelf.