So we all gathered the other night around mine to talk about the NOMA the book, well that was the idea anyway, but as we rambled on from one topic to the next talking about everything but NOMA.. We chatted more, we ate, we sang happy birthday, and then we finally got to the book. The first words that came out of all of our mouths was let’s do another book! OUCH…
It is a coffee table book no doubt, so so pretty but, so not doable book for a home cook. Fair enough, so we have swapped for a Bill Granger book and are going with a Brunch theme. Doing it on a sunday with the kids and all..
On another note I spent the afternoon today with Kylee Newton of Newton and Pott who’s book is The Modern Preserver. http://www.newtonandpott.co.uk/about/ It is a lovely book and she has a very warm way about her and her teaching. The book is full of incredible recipes with depths of flavours within each one that sound just like one would want on almost anything. I had a lovely time making Spicy beer pickles, and Rhubarb and Blood Orange jam which I carried home in my bag warming my back like a hot water bottle on a grey winters day. The jam is so deep in flavour and would be amazing over cheese or with vanilla ice cream, or really anything creamy.. I have yet to try the pickles as they need about 24 hrs to infuse, but I came home and made a pimento cheese recipe from Food52 website and tomorrow lunch will be my pickles with a pimento cheese sandwich. http://food52.com/recipes/24195-parker-otis-pimento-cheese-grilled-sandwiches-with-bacon-tomato
Here are a few shots from today-