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Book Review: The London Cookbook

So! One of the things I am mulling around in my head for the new year is an ongoing bit about cooking. Now, I am not the world’s greatest cook – by far! Gordon Ramsay would cringe and pat me on the head condescendingly. (But I’ve got some lovely Wusthof knives!) To that end, there are definitely a couple recipes in this cookbook I want to try to make!


These recipes come from different restaurants around London, so cooking meals from it is like taking a culinary trip to the city itself. There are a few recipes that look really easy to me, like Mung and Haricots Verts, Summer Chopped Salad (I might try that this afternoon, even though it’s 25° outside!), and Beetroot & a Soft-Boiled Egg. Others look as though you might need a bit more experience in the kitchen than the usual person, but as Mom always said: if you follow the recipe you should be fine.

The layout of this book is just lovely. Gorgeous full-color photos alongside perfectly balanced black and white shots illustrate not only the food itself, but the places the recipes come from and beautiful shots of London. This is one of those books you would gladly pick up for a friend or relative who finds inspiration in the kitchen, and then snag another copy for yourself! It will definitely challenge what we “know” about the cuisine of London (think gray, bland, watery) and brighten the outlook and tease the taste buds of us all. From the “best restaurants… and hole-in-the-wall gems” the over 100 recipes in this book are an eye-opening experience.

And make me want to travel to London all the more!



**I was sent this copy from Blogging For Books  in exchange for my fair and honest opinion.**



Syd is a Midwestern girl who doesn’t think the term “girl” is sexist in the least – especially after she left her 20s. She holds a huge love for history (from WWI through the end of WWII, Victorian, Regency, and Elizabethan eras), some science fiction, and likes to pass the time reading, working with photography and needlework, and writing things. Lots of things. Syd likes to dance, too, but she looks like an utter goob doing so!

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