Scandilicious

Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking… Scandilicious by Signe Johansen, Saltyard Books, 2011 When I was a child there was a very popular series for children, My Home in… The first one in my collection was No. 16, My Home in Norway. Perhaps that is where my fascination with the Nordic countries began. And of course Hans … Continue reading Scandilicious

River Cottage

The River Cottage Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Harper Collins, 2001. I ignored the River Cottage tv series for quite a while and then it reeled me in. The appeal is simple but delicious food made with fresh seasonal produce. I bought the River Cottage Cookbook, read and enjoyed it and left it to languish on … Continue reading River Cottage

Five Quarters

Five quarters: recipes and notes from a kitchen in Rome by Rachel Roddy. Hachette UK, 2015. The book I have chosen to start with, is not in fact a book I own, but one I borrowed from the library.  Why if I have mumble, mumble books on my own shelves, am I borrowing another one … Continue reading Five Quarters

Risotto

As you may know, we left Bologna a little earlier than planned and in some haste. I had written this blog but not published it. As it turned out, the last meal I cooked in our Italian kitchen was my favourite – risotto. I can’t leave Italy without saying something about risotto, even though it … Continue reading Risotto