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Gill Meller’s Gather is absolutely sui generis: it has a voice and sensibility - I’d even say a poetry - all of its own. Beautiful writing, beautiful food: this is an exquisite book that I cannot stop reading; and every recipe makes me consider ingredients and flavours afresh and beckons me into the kitchen.
Nadiya Hussein has something more than drive and talent - she has charm. And this, her first book, is like a smile in the kitchen. It is not (as one might have expected) purely a baking book, but one that, in her own words, “has a little bit of everything in it”. The recipe I’ve chosen for you - a breakfast (or, frankly, anytime) stir-fry whipped up using cubes of stale bread along with red onion, chilli, coriander and beaten eggs - seems to me a work of simple genius.
Maybe she’s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she’s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love, too. For years, she’s been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John’s famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom’s Thai classics. Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin (that’s the food, but that&rsq...