- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (7 Nov. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1845336534
- ISBN-13: 978-1845336530
- Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 1.9 x 25.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Roast Figs, Sugar Snow: Food to Warm the Soul Hardcover – 7 Nov 2011
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"A beguiling pot-pourri of dishes" - BBC Good Food
"Henry manages to convey a contagious sense of passion for food and knowledge of food, while putting together an enticing collection of recipes"
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From the author of the Glenfiddich-shortlisted Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons; ('Best Food Book') and the hugely successful The Gastropub Cookbook, and a regular food column for the Sunday Telegraph; Northern European food has attracted considerable attention in the food media in recent months, making this a very topical cookbook; Photography by Jason Lowe, whose work for the author's book Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons was shortlisted for a Glenfiddich award ('Best Food Photography').See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Although winter cooking seems so far from these BBQ days of mid-Summer, at the time of writing, Roast Figs, Sugar Snow: Food to Warm the Soul, to give this super book its full title...really does make one look towards the winter with real log-fire warmth.
The result of five years of travel and research, Ms Henry compiled this book of recipes from colder climates, being originally inspired by childhood memories of 'sugar snow', a 'magic food' from inside a tree that could turn into sweets!
From the author of Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons: Enchanting Dishes from the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa, who isn't intrigued to read this equally lovely book of 192 high quality pages, split over 12 chapters, interspersed with Jason Lowe's stunning photography and snatches of wintry poetry?
A little taste of the recipes contained within:
• Beef Pie with Wild Mushrooms & Claret
• Pumpkin Tarts with Spinach & Gorgonzola
• Alsation Tarte Flambée
• Vermont Baked Beans
• Celeriac and Potato Mash with Stilton & Grilled Spring Onions
• Pecan & Pear Upside-down Cake
• Russian Curd Cheese Pancakes
• Stuffed Quail with Marmalade & Whisky
• Peasant Girls in a Mist
• Roast Beetroot Salad
• Roast Squash
• Seared Scallops
• Russian Smoked Fish Pie
• Stuffed Quail
• Steamed Apple & Marmalade Pudding
The layout is not very intuitive in terms of how the recipes are arranged, and I found myself hunting about for things a few times, but as the book is not enormous this is not too much of a problem and the index is very straightforward, unlike say Nigella Lawson's latest books, which have two indexes just to make it doubly hard to find things.
The book is not for the novice cook, not because it is particularly difficult to follow, although some of the recipes have lots of steps to them and involve a fair amount of marinading and/or waiting around, but none of the recipes are 'safe' or old favourites. It would work wonderfully for an established cook who is looking for something fresh to do.
My one criticism is that quite a few of the recipes call for meat in fairly substantial quantities, and because it is a winter cook book there is a fair amount of game and meats which are not cheap. I made the roast duck breasts which were marinaded in honey with figs and roasted chestnuts and by the time I had made it for my family the dish cost about £25. Great for a treat, but not for every day use. Having said that there are recipes which involve less exalted ingredients and simpler things to try if you want.Read more ›
I haven't cooked from it yet, but there are so many things I want to cook from it: Georgian Cheese-pies, Tartiflette, Russian Curd Cheese pancakes, Russian Zakuski, Peasant Girls in a Mist (a cake with apples/cinnamon; originally Scandinavian), The Dartmoor Inn's apple bread, Beef Pie with wild mushrooms and claret....in fact, I want to cook everything in this book - which is rare for me! Not only does it all sound delicious, but the recipes seem easy and straightforward, the kind of food you actually cook at home.
The book is beautiful lay-outed, many pretty pictures, and lots of text introducing each chapter makes it a good bed-read!
I can highly recommend this book.
Alsation Tarte Flambee
Celeriac and Potato Mash (with stilton and grilled spring onions)
Russian Curd Cheese Pancakes
Pecan and Pear Upside-down Cake
Pumpkin Tarts (with spinach and gorgonzola)
Vermont Baked Beans
Roast Beetroot Salad (with orange and goat's cheese)
Stuffed Quail (with marmalade and whisky)
Roast Squash (with porcini cream)
Seared Scallops (with bacon and jerusalem artichoke puree)
Russian Smoked Fish Pie
Steamed Apple and Marmalade Pudding
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I am a newcomer to Diana Henry's books but from the strength of this first purchase I have already ordered 2 more. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JoL
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Good warming comfort food, melting oozing cheese. Sweet scrumptious deserts . Definately soul warming food, I will not go into huge details as the other critics have also described... Read morePublished on 1 May 2012 by Mrs. T. SALMON
This is the second cook book by Diana Henry. Her first being 'Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons', which is worth a look. Her recipes are a delight for the senses. Read morePublished on 8 April 2012 by E. E. Hughes
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Drawing inspiration from Europe, Russia and Canada it is a strange combination but it absolutely works here and... Read more
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