Very Fond of Food

Very Fond of Food : A Year in Recipes

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A stylish and charming cookbook from a rising food star that interweaves personal anecdotes about food and the good life with 100 simple and appealing seasonal recipes. Bestselling author Sophie Dahl offers up 100 wholesome recipes for health-minded home cooks who yearn for a bit of indulgence in her gorgeous second cookbook. Favoring natural sweeteners, minimal meat, and abundant produce, these dishes satisfy yet never feel ascetic. Recipes ranging from Roasted Pumpkin with Sauteed Greens and Toasted Cumin Dressing to Rhubarb Rice Pudding are organized seasonally, and the book finishes with a full chapter of luscious desserts. But the recipes are only part of the story--Sophie's food-filled memories and musings on the good life make this a book to treasure for its writerly charms as much as for its advice in the kitchen. Very Fond of Food will enchant the eye with evocative photography and whimsical drawings; inspire the mind with witty recollections on family, travel, and romance; and captivate the palate with recipes that comfort body and soul. Sophie Dahl invites you into a delightful world where every meal is a story, and there's always an excuse for more

Product details

  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 170.18 x 241.3 x 27.94mm | 861.82g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 1607741784
  • 9781607741787
  • 119,481

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"Fans of stylish, anecdote-wielding celebrity chefs will find plenty to love in this collection, which favors vegetables, grains, legumes, seafood, and dairy." --Library Journal, 2/15/12 "In Very Fond of Food Sophie shares a world where everything (including the food) is pretty but not overly precious. Her cooking style is relaxed and easygoing, her recipes approachable, wholesome, and interesting. This is a book that makes you feel like being in the kitchen, making lovely food, is exactly where you want to be." --Heidi Swanson, author of "Super Natural Every Day" " " "Devour this book. Take it to bed with you and flip through it as you would a treasured novel. Sophie Dahl's words speak honesty and humility, love and malady. It's the sort of cookbook that will make you fondly think of your grandmother and have you checking the fridge for leftover beef stroganoff. An absolute treasure of a book." --Joy Wilson, creator of "Joy the Baker"show more

About Sophie Dahl

Sophie Dahl began her career as a model, but writing was always her first love. In 2003 she wrote an illustrated novella called The Man with the Dancing Eyes, which was a Times bestselling book. This was followed by a novel, Playing with the Grown-Ups, published to widespread praise by Bloomsbury in 2007. Dahl is a contributing editor at British Vogue. She has also written for US Vogue, Waitrose Food Illustrated magazine, the Observer, the Guardian, and the Saturday Times Magazine, among others. A devoted eater and cook, she wrote a book chronicling her misadventures with food, Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights, published by HarperCollins in 2009, which was her second Times bestseller. Following on the success of Voluptuous Delights, Dahl wrote and presented a popular BBC2 six-part cooking series, The Delicious Miss Dahl, which aired in numerous countries all over the world. Dahl lives in England, where she continues to work on her journalism, fiction, and baking. Visit more

Table of contents

Cook’s notes . . . vi Introduction . . . ix   Autumn . . . 1    Breakfasts . . . 5    Lunches . . . 21    Suppers . . . 39   Winter . . . 57    Breakfasts . . . 61    Lunches . . . 77    Suppers . . . 95   Spring . . . 113    Breakfasts . . . 117    Lunches . . . 133    Suppers . . . 153   Summer . . . 171    Breakfasts . . . 175    Lunches . . . 189    Suppers . . . 213   Desserts . . . 233   Acknowledgments . . . 271 Index . . . 273show more

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For ardent Sophie Dahl fans this book has previously been released as from season to season -don't be disappointed like I was - although now I get to share the gift of Sophie Dahl with someone as a more
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