Made By Hand, by Julie Le Clerc
Made by Hand by Julie Le Clerc, I love her books. I have all the others and I'm so sorry to say that this one I'm keeping. Her food is best described as cafe food. Simple, tasty, one dish meals that are easy to prepare. As with all cafe food, its food we love with a twist.
The book is broken into chapters of Kitchen garden, Superfoods, Grains, Light&Fragrant and many more. More interesting than traditonal, seasons, or by meals. The book is on matt paper with interesting pages on recycling, gardening tips, being organic and eco cleaning.
I can't wait to try the Vegetable Terrine, Upside down Tomato Tart and the Summer Herb & Brown rice sal
I was surprise to see this book has not only been written by Julie but she has also done all the photography, and although it doesn't say but I think she may have styled the book as well. Beautiful job very inspiring for me as a photographer and as a cook.
The cover is unusual as well. It has a half cover with the back of the book wrapping around so you can use as a bookmark. Love it!
Cook Like an Italian, By Tobie Puttock
A lovely book, with very much an Italian feel just by the photos. The cover has a nice textural feel to it, which adds the richness of the Italian history that emanates from its pages.
Its broken into chapters of regions which is different, and having travelled through Italy I think this is the perfect way to portray this wonderful cuisine.
I have a number of Italian cookbooks,
and the thing that stands out about this one is the richness. Richness of textures, richness of flavours and richness with colour.
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