Monday, 26 September 2016

Gizzi’s Season’s Eatings

I love this book! Gizzi’s Season’s Eatings Feasts & Celebrations from Halloween to Happy New Year by Gizzi Erskine Mitchel Beazley 2016.

I’m quite a Gizzi fan, all the recipes of hers that I have cooked have been lovely. So, it was with much anticipation that I awaited this new book.  We went on a long weekend break the day this book came out, and it came with me as part of my holiday reading! I couldn’t leave it!!

Chapters are: Devilish Delights * Sparkle & Pop* Celebrating the Harvest* Festive Baking* Bring Back the Buffet* The Night Before Christmas* Christmas Day* Festive Foraging* and  Ring in the New.

The pictures are good, some a little dark to reflect the season, some simply bursting with Hygge. The graphics are fabulous! Cats, deer, trees, pumpkin and all things Christmassy. Good chatty intros to the recipes.

There are so many tempting recipes for cold weather food. I have made three so far, Old School Sausage Hotpot & Root Vegetable Mash, Tartiflette de Savoyard-(ish) and Epic Malted Hot Chocolate. All fab and will make them again. Next on my long list are: The Infamous Erskine Turkey Curry, Little Gilded Ginger Sponge Puddings, Blueberry & Spelt Cobbler, ‘Nduja Sausage Rolls (though I’ll use the alternative chorizo, as never seen ‘Nduja), Smoke-Roasted Treacle-Cured Salmon with Potato, Cucumber and Buttermilk Salad not to mention the fabulously indulgent Chocolate-Orange Cream Liqueur,  though I’m saving it for December!

So, to come full circle, I do like a good Christmas and winter feasting cookbook, and this one of Gizzi’s I just love. :)