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Uplifting for the soul
on 14 September 2008
Before writing this review I had a read through some of the others that had been written. I was most interested by the one star reviews, irritation at the inclusion of the authors memories, and the categorisation of the recipes by colour. The organisation of the recipes by colour, I feel, is quite a nice novel touch - certainly pleasing on the eye. As for the inclusion of the authors memories? I thing this is one of the nicest things about the book. Tessa Kiros has an evocative way of writing and I can lose myself in her words (or they draw up my memories). Everything is interspersed with gorgeous photos.
As for the recipes - there is a lovely range. Some fairly simplistic admittedly, but plenty to inspire any cook. Tessa has a way of writing the recipes that I really enjoy - it almost feels as if she's looking over your shoulder talking you through it.
Chicken escalopes with tomato and capers
Rosehip semolina puddings
Orange juice and olive oil cake with pine nuts
Fried custard squares
Penne with prawns, cream and tomato
Green bean souffle loaf
Apple bread with sugar and cinnamon topping
A lovely book to cook with, or curl up with.