I'm not sure that you all know this, but as well as making things with fabric, wool and stitches, I LOVE to cook. I love to cook dinner and dessert, Asian and Mexican and Italian and French, I love to bake and stew. The more complicated the recipe, the happier I am. I love to cook, and I really really love to feed the people I love.
Ive followed the Instagram account of Anna Barnett (@annabarnettcooks if you want to follow along) for a while now, and I'm constantly inspired by the delicious food she posts. Her account is just nothing short of YUM. So when I heard she was putting out a book I was, to say the least, stoked.
Murdoch Books kindly sent me a copy to review, and whilst it isn't my usual fare to talk food here, it's so good that you really need to know about it :)
Eat the Week is arranged in chapters by weekday, so that you can literally eat the week. Your scary weekend leading to an empty wallet on Monday morning is solved by Budget Mondays. Lazy Tuesdays when no one feels like cooking, and pick me up hump day recipes for Make It Fancy Wednesdays continue the theme, on through Slow Sundays. Its a fun idea that arranges the recipes into chapters by recipe type rather than the traditional entree, main etc. It's fresh, interesting food with attainable ingredients, not too much prep or fancy-ness, breakfast lunch and dinner recipes that are interesting enough to be delicious and different, and not so tricky that you won't ever cook them.
The photography is glorious and for pattern mad cooks like me, the vintage wallpapers and tiles as backgrounds and chapter headings are a nice touch.
So what do I want to eat? Well it's not often I get a cookbook where I literally would eat everything in it. Like right now. In fact, could someone just whip up the buttermilk chicken tacos or the whole roast cauli for dinner tonight? I'm peckish and still working on the final touches of my own book ;) (You can, as a massive bonus, find these two recipes for FREE here right now!)
Yuuuuum, right? And it doesn't stop there. Raw corn salsa with parmesan seeded Nachos is taking my fancy, and the Harissa spiced eggs we had for breakfast on the weekend were just to die for.
Ok in all seriousness I am off now to cook the whole roast cauliflower with gorgonzola sauce. Promise not to drool on the keyboard.