Utterly Delicious Simple Food
Belinda Jeffery's instinctive cooking style responds to the seasons. With this in mind she has divided her latest cookbook into recipes to suit the time of year, and our corresponding willingness to spend time in front of a hot stove! During the long, hot days of summer, light meals are the order of the day, such as peach, bacon and bocconcini salad or tea-smoked salmon with wasabi butter. In the cooler months, when we are more inclined to spend a cosy afternoon in the kitchen, try slow-cooked Turkish lamb with prunes, saffron and cinnamon or Boston baked beans with blackstrap molasses and smoked pancetta. And for those in-between days, be tempted by pork and water chestnut burgers with sesame bok choy or warm lentil salad with beetroot, fennel and goat's cheese. Just about everyone can squeeze in a little something sweet at the end of a meal, no matter how hearty it has been, and you will find Belinda's chocolate crackle and caramel semifreddo and butterscotch pears with almond praline hard to resist. No matter what the season, Belinda offers all the culinary inspiration you will need to see the year through in this wonderful new collection.
Belinda Jeffery's books include Belinda Jeffery's Collected Recipes (a compilation of her first two books, Belinda Jeffery's 100 Favourite Recipes and Belinda Jeffery's Tried-and-True Recipes), Mix and Bake, The Country Cookbook (all about living and cooking in the Byron area), and Desserts.