Books of the week
This is the first foray into publishing for Auckland-based food writer Kelly Gibney. Wholehearted is beautiful in its textured, dove grey-covered simplicity, and we wouldn’t expect anything less from the experienced stylist and photographer.
In a crush of cookbooks carrying on about “clean eating”, Gibney’s healthy collection is refreshing. She encourages readers to “forget about diets and just learn to cook a few more recipes with quality ingredients”. Hear, hear.
The book is broken down into meals, and the start of each chapter lists its recipes. Beside each, a code to denote all the “frees” – gluten free, dairy free, nut free, grain free, vego and vegan.
Got dairy-free friends coming for brunch? Try buckwheat crepes. Making sweets for a vegan? They’d love the coconut and lemon tapioca pudding. This is a helpful book when it comes to catering for even the most particular eaters among family and friends.
And, for those who can eat freely, it will still appeal. Charming pictures, achievable recipes and ingredients you know are good for you.