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Midnight Chicken : & Other Recipes Worth Living For

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`A manual for living and a declaration of hope' Nigella Lawson

'A moving testimonial to the redemptive power of cooking. Generous, honest and uplifting' Diana Henry

There are lots of ways to start a story, but this one begins with a chicken...

There was a time when, for Ella Risbridger, the world had become overwhelming. Sounds were too loud, colours were too bright, everyone moved too fast. One night she found herself lying on her kitchen floor, wondering if she would ever get up - and it was the thought of a chicken, of roasting it, and of eating it, that got her to her feet and made her want to be alive.

Midnight Chicken is a cookbook. Or, at least, you'll flick through these pages and find recipes so inviting that you will head straight for the kitchen: roast garlic and tomato soup, uplifting chilli-lemon spaghetti, charred leek lasagne, squash skillet pie, spicy fish finger sandwiches and burnt-butter brownies. It's the kind of cooking you can do a little bit drunk, that is probably better if you've got a bottle of wine open and a hunk of bread to mop up the sauce. But if you settle down and read it with a cup of tea (or a glass of that wine), you'll also discover that it's an annotated list of things worth living for - a manifesto of moments worth living for. This is a cookbook to make you fall in love with the world again.

'A big old massive heart exploding love story' The Times
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 170 x 245 x 27.94mm | 922g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Watercolour illustrations throughout
  • 1408867761
  • 9781408867761
  • 20,370

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A moving testimonial to the redemptive power of cooking. Risbridger knows that it offers not just solace but a map; cooking can save you. Generous, honest and uplifting. I wish I'd had this book when I was in my twenties Diana Henry
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A moving testimonial to the redemptive power of cooking. Risbridger knows that it offers not just solace but a map; cooking can save you. Generous, honest and uplifting. I wish I'd had this book when I was in my twenties -- Diana Henry One of the things that makes Midnight Chicken such a very good book is how hard it is to say exactly what it is. Yes, to be sure, it's a cookbook, but it is also a manual for living and a declaration of hope -- Nigella Lawson A wholly unconventional cookbook * Guardian * A big old massive heart exploding love story... This is the first recipe book that should be made into a film * The Times * The new Nigella * Good Housekeeping * Confessional, clever and readable -- Delicious magazine Heartfelt anecdotes and recipes will bolster your faith in the redemptive power of cooking -- Waitrose magazine Midnight Chicken is so much more than a cookery book. Which isn't to say that Midnight Chicken won't nourish both your tummy and your tastebuds, but it will also nourish your soul * Red * This is legit the warmest, friendliest, most forgiving cookbook I have ever come across -- Melissa Harrison, author of All Among the Barley To call this a cookbook is to do it an injustice. It's a love letter to food, a manual on how to appreciate every meal, and a book of memories * Emerald Street * She cooks like a dream and writes like an angel * Sarah Phelps * Divine. Utterly totally perfect * Charly Cox * So full of loving kindness and so thoughtfully and poetically written * Josie Long * Risbridger's debut is also that rare thing: a cookbook in which every recipe works -- i paper Beautiful, life-affirming memoir with recipes * The Sunday Times magazine *
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About Ella Risbridger

Ella Risbridger is a writer and poet. She has written for the Guardian, Prospect, Grazia and Stylist, and she is the beauty columnist for the i. Midnight Chicken is her first book. She lives in London.

eatingwithmyfingers.com / @missellabell
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