My books (so far)
All You Knead is Bread was my first book and it’s now been reprinted with a new title, Making Bread At Home. I was super pleased and proud to write this book so here is the flyer for the launch to show off.
This is truly a wonderful book. Every recipe works, it has little travel sections that demonstrate the importance of bread around the world, and it’s got great, unexpected recipes.
The brilliant photographer, Peter Cassidy, worked so carefully with me to take wonderful, inspiring photos that completely changed the way bread was photographed, showing it as something functional as well as beautiful. The book is a feast in so many ways.
The Book of Buns is sadly out of print but you can get second hand copies if you are lucky. It’s actually my favourite book.
This book is quirky and full of truly fascinating recipes from all over the world that you will want to try. Once again, I teamed up with the marvelous Peter Cassidy to do the photos and, as you can see from the cover, they are glorious.
This book was so cool, it inspired an international facebook group called “Baking our way through the book of buns” and they baked one recipe a month for a year until they were done! If you go to Amazon you may be lucky enough to find one. I am crossing my fingers for you. Trust me, you will love it and want to bake the recipes again and again.
Homemade Sourdough – now there’s a story. This book is published by Quarto and originally I was asked only to supply the “science”. No recipes.
Then, I began to receive all sorts of e mails telling me the recipes did not work and given that I did not write them, I could not be helpful. Eventually, I was commissioned to re-write the entire book. So now, it”s great! And the recipies work. Phew.
It’s a super book. The recipes are easy to follow, there are lots of photos and super trouble shooting sections. For a beginner there is all you need to know. For more advanced bakers, there are unusual recipes which you will want to try. Sourdough, chocolate and cream cheese swirly rolls for example…Yum!
Absolute Books has a marvellous series called “The World Vegetarian.” I was thrilled when they asked me to write the Mexico book.
Although there are no “natural” vegetarian communities in Mexico, the truth is that there are LOADS of delicious vegetables and a wide variety of plant-based dishes that include nuts, seeds, beans, and pulses.
With some sleight of hand (using sweet potato rather than fish in fish tacos or oyster mushrooms rather than pork in “pibil”) and a huge reliance on traditional recipes and methods, this is a terrific book packed with healthy, flavourful, plant-based Mexican dishes. Of course, it’s available here!