Belinda Jeffery's instinctive new cookbook is divided into recipes to suit the time of year
During the long, hot days of summer, savour the delicacy of tea-smoked salmon glazed with wasabi butter. In the cooler months, spend a cosy afternoon in the kitchen, making slow-cooked Turkish lamb with prunes, saffron and cinnamon or a pot of Boston baked beans. For those in-between days, be tempted by pork and water chestnut burgers with sesame bok choy, or a warm lentil salad with beetroot, fennel and goat’s cheese. And just about everyone can squeeze in a little something sweet at the end of a meal, making a slice of chocolate crackle and caramel ice-cream loaf or butterscotch pears with almond praline hard to resist.
In this wonderful new collection, Belinda offers all the culinary inspiration you will need to see the year through.
There are many ways to compliment cookbook authors: food-smeared pages for one, and several of their books on your bookshelf. But the greatest compliment has to be the taking to heart of a recipe that has worked – and worked well. All around the country, cooks pay these compliments and more to Belinda Jeffery. She has a wonderful knack of creating recipes for food that you want to cook over and over again, and a warm, distinctive writing style. An award-winning author, Belinda has worked as a chef, TV food presenter, freelance writer, restaurant reviewer and cooking teacher. Her books include Belinda Jeffery's Collected Recipes (a compilation of her first two books, Belinda Jeffery's 100 Favourite Recipes and Belinda Jeffery's Tried-and-True Recipes); Mix & Bake; The Country Cookbook (all about living and cooking in the Byron area), and Desserts.