Home Food

Home Food : Recipes to Comfort and Connect

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100 comforting recipes that unite us no matter where we are from and where we end up

In her most personal book yet, Olia Hercules distills a lifetime of kitchen curiosity into her 100 most loved recipes. She draws on her broad influences from all the places she has called home: her childhood in Ukraine; her years in Cyprus and Italy; her simple, plant-centric family meals in London; and the special festive recipes she has gleaned along the way.

The recipes are nostalgic like Potatoes of my Childhood, they are trade secrets like Pasta with Confit Garlic, they interweave every day like Joe's Beetroot, Cornichon, Feta and Potatoes, and they make everything okay like Life-giving Rhubarb Cake.

These recipes have been hand written, handed down and shared among friends. Dotted with vignettes from fellow chefs and food writers that explore different meanings and associations of home, this charming and extremely personal book from Olia offers irresistible recipes, charming storytelling and boundless heart.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 189 x 246mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408899108
  • 9781408899106
  • 14,334

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Heartfelt storytelling and truly beautiful, honest food. * Jamie Oliver * Original, thought-provoking, beautiful. A wonderful book. * Diana Henry * This beautiful book makes me feel I'm in Olia's kitchen, which is just as much a joy as the exquisite but simple recipes. * Nigella Lawson * This is my favourite kind of cookbook: the useful kind full of solid ideas, stunning photos, beautiful writing and personal stories - the kind where the pages will quickly get dog-eared from regular use. * Ravinder Bhogal * This is a fabulous book [...] It will enable home cooks to produce extraordinary dishes which will become staples not just for our families, but for future generations. * Henry Dimbleby * Olia is not only an excellent and ingenious cook but is also a brilliantly exciting writer. Our understanding of the hugely diverse and endlessly fascinating culinary universe is richer every time she puts pen to paper. * Andi Oliver * It is impossible not to fall in love with Olia's cooking and writing - her warmth, good sense and good taste absolutely glows from the pages of her book. * Itamar Srulovic *
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About Olia Hercules

Olia Hercules was born in Ukraine and forged a career as a chef in the UK, having trained at the renowned Leiths School of Food and Wine and working in restaurants such as Ottolenghi.

Olia lives in London with her husband and two sons, writing, cooking, teaching and feeding her unceasing curiosity by researching food culture and culinary traditions of countries less explored. She is the author of the award-winning cookbooks Mamushka, Kaukasis and Summer Kitchens. Home Food is her fourth book.
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