BOOKS FOR COOKS
The latest on our cookbook shelves
Cherish – Food to make for the people you love by Anne Shooter (Headline Home, R575)
Traditional Jewish recipes with a modern twist, Cherish is London-based author Anne Shooter’s compilation of family recipes and adaptations that have made their way into her kitchen and onto her dinner table. Designed to be enjoyed with family and friends, this recipe book features chapters on everything from vegetarian dishes to one-tray dinners, pickles and dips, salads and sides and, of course, breads, bakes and desserts. No frills or fuss, the recipes are very easy to follow and the ingredients’ lists are easy to source and wholesome. Not to mention, the book is open to adjustments, allowing readers to make the recipes their own.
Basics to Brilliance by Donna Hay (Harper Collins Publishers, R559) The ult.mate addition to any bookshelf, Basics to Brilliance takes you through everything you need to know in the kitchen. From the pen of renowned Australian food stylist, author and magazine editor Donna Hay, this book will not only look striking on your kitchen countertop, but it will also help you to perfect your skills in everything from perfectly poaching an egg to mastering the ever-daunting soufflé. And once you've got the hang of the basics, Donna shows you how to take them to brilliance with a collection of recipes that range in difficulty and effort. When looking to conquer your culinary quests, having this brilliant cookbook at hand is a sure-fire way to reign victorious with every meal.