Food reading I’ve enjoyed this week*:
- I finally cracked and bought Diana Henry’s latest book, A Change of Appetite, which the twitter food world has been adoring for weeks now. The first thing I made was the black bread, a gorgeous dark loaf with rye and flavoured with cocoa, coffee, treacle and caraway. And it’s as good as that sounds.
- It is peach and nectarine season, so of course, there is peach pie everywhere. Not here, of course – who has time for pastry with a 4 month old?? – but enjoyed vicariously:
- A four-year-old reviews the French Laundry. Big fan of the melon soup and the bread, no so keen on the fish 🙂
- Jeffrey Steingarten writes an ode to the cast-iron skillet – and challenges himself to cook from nothing else for a month
- Sweets made simple is a new BBC series showing sweet and chocolate making with sweet makers Hope and Greenwood. All episodes are on iPlayer at the moment and recipes from the series here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/programmes/b04d9ln
- The Observer Food Monthly did a great feature on St John last weekend, and how it has influenced restauranteurs and chefs in the 20 years since it started.