Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights
And it is that inspirational element that has made want to recommend this book where I wouldn't usually bother with cookery texts. There has been an influx of cookbooks of late that demonstrate how to bake, how to cook Italian, that take the fashionab ...more
When my boyfriend and I were courting, he came over for brunch and this is what I cooked, albeit rather ner ...more
Simple recipes and lovely photographs aside, Sophie Dahl is weird. I'd never heard of her before I grabbed this book but it seems like she might be insane. Not that insane is a bad thing. I just.. she makes me uncomfortable. There is a lot of autobiography to this book, most of which I skimmed, particularly after the beginning when she told a tale about her pet bunny who raped her guinea pig and then ran away and was eaten by a fox. It ...more
I appreciated the division of the book into seasons. I love thinking along the lines of cooking seasonally. The photographs included were lovely. However, I only found about eight recipes in the whole ...more
This book is like revisiting that very cool girl and hanging out in her kitchen. It's delicious and satisfying without being irresponsibly ...more
I don't usually read cookery books but I've been trying to cook more and I'm looking for inspiration. The recipes here are mostly vegetarian, very simple and without pretenses. They are d...more
I'd never heard of Sophie Dahl. I realized part of the way in that I was supposed to have heard of her, so I googled, and then things made more sense. In general, I find stories like hers irritating -- "and then there was that spring I lived in Paris and then there was the fall at the cape and then I jetted off to India for the weekend a ...more
I can't imagine picking up a cookbook by an American fashion model, but it's somehow different with the British. And it is mostly recipes, not memoir.
Quite a bit of it is homey nursery type food, which is a plus for me. In a more contemporary vein, there's lots of goat cheese, sweet potatoes, spelt flour, agave syrup, and yogurt. Meat as well. Sometim ...more
Książka podzielona jest na 4 pory roku, a każdy rozdział poprzedza wstęp, o tym jakie znaczenie miało jedzenie i gotowanie w życiu Sophie. A odgrywało ono ważną rolę, nie ...more
It is not a con. Several months of re-adjusting my attitudes towards food later, I picked this up again, and discovered that someone had finally written a cook book for ME. The first recipe is for a grilled mushroom topped with goats cheese ...more
This book is a must for those interested in wholesome, nutritious, meals.
While some Britishisms are welcome (I'm just about the biggest Anglophile I know), often Dahl lays it on too thick, i.e. "2 slices of a bready thing." Ugh.
Whenever I feel down and out I pick this up. It's my escape book. I read all the lovely stories in it of Miss Dahl's life and dream about whipping up the recipes.
The handful of recipes I have tried from this book have turned out wonderfully. A must have for any dreamer's kitchen!
Miss Dahl, you have stolen my idea of what I envisioned my cookbook would look like! Absolutely envious you're the one who brought it to fruition.
Gorgeous pictures, entertaining anecdotes, unintimidating home-style recipes that are sumptuous looking that's worth trying out.
What a wonderful recommendation GR.