Tuesday, 21 November 2017

THE Cookery Book to have on your shelf

As most of you know I make my living working as a professional cook. I no longer work full time but I still manage to get paid occasionally to provide good food.  There is a misconception that 'good' cooks don't need cookery books and I admit to only using two or three recipes in any cookery book I buy. But one book that is just about to be published will be in both my kitchens and on my bedside table (yes I've ordered 3 to start with) and will be well thumbed, slightly oily and no doubt splashed with tomato and pomegranate juice in no time; the sign of the best recipe collections.  I discovered Özlem Warren through her blog, Özlem's Turkish Table and have been lucky enough to meet her and her family on her trips to Bodrum. I have used her recipes extensively and they have got me out of several professional holes when I just couldn't come up with a menu idea.  If you are going to buy one cookery book in the next 12 months, please buy this one. If you think you can't cook - definitely buy it - you can prove yourself wrong.  Healthy, tasty, honest food with zingy flavours is all any of us want to cook and if it looks spectacular too, we can all take a bow.





14 comments:

  1. Dear Annie, what an absolutely gorgeous post; I am blushing as I write; my sincere thanks for your most kind post on my cookery book coming up, I am ever grateful to all this kindness. Having your seal of approval means a lot - gonulden, cok cok tesekkur ederim :) Cok sevgilerimle, Ozlem xxx

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    1. It will be fantastic Ozlem, I'm sure.

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  2. absolutely second your suggestion - Özlem is a culinary genius and a delight to know.

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  3. Annie, I can't wait to get my copy! xx J

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  4. I have one vegan and one vegetarian grandchildren, does the book have suitable recipes in it?

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  5. Just read the promo and see that it does cover both vegetarian and vegan recipes.

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  6. I have been trying to preorder this since preordering became possible and finally managed it about ten minutes ago! Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

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