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.
Sophie Dahl gained notoriety in the UK as a top fashion model before switching gears to write and cook. She’s now a celebrity on the British food scene, with a comforting, natural cooking style designed to appeal to health-minded home cooks who don’t mind a bit of indulgence. Featuring wholesome dishes that never feel ascetic, this cookbook favors natural sweeteners, minimal meat, and abundant produce. Recipes like Rhubarb Rice Pudding and Roasted Pumpkin with Sautéed Greens and Toasted Cumin Dressing 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. With photography that showcases both the colorful recipes and Sophie’s beguiling good looks, reflections on her idiosyncratic family and her days in the fashion world, and a lovely design featuring Sophie’s own illustrations, this is a witty and whimsical cookbook loaded with style and an easy charm.
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 cake.