The Book Club Is In Session {Review – Cookery Books}

I know I shouldn’t. I know it’s bad, but I can’t help myself.

I buy more cookery books.  Don’t get me wrong it’s not like I have a shortage of many, many, many recipes to pick from. But I can’t help myself. There’s always a new shiny, sexy new recipe books that I’ve just got to try out.

Christmas just gone, bought some new babies into my life as presents and some I treated myself to with some gift vouchers. Because lets face it, you can never have too many cookery books.

New Stack

New Stack

First up is, Eat London 2: All About Food. A gift from my lovely housemate, who even though asked me for my New Years Resolution to be in Bristol more weekends and less trips to London, got me this wonderful book. Broken down by the different eclectic areas of the great city of London, listing all the wonderful places to try out. Including wonder detailed maps, recipes selected by the restaurants featured and gorgeous pictures. One of my favourite features are fun trips, such as How to Spend a Saturday Morning in Notting Hill. I’m looking forward to working my way through this lovely book.

Bring it London!

Bring it London!

One book I treated myself to was Bake it in a Cupcake . A really cute book, that takes the now common cupcake to the next level. One of my favourite recipes was for a baklava filled cupcake, with rich pistachio, honey, pastry filling surrounded by a cinnamon sponge.  Yum! Also containing elaborate cupcakes such as Cherry Pie cupcakes, involving making pastry, filling, sponge and a frosting to make a masterpiece.  Lots of fun to be had here!

Surprise!

Surprise!

Another treat to myself was, Tiny Food Party. Who doesn’t like miniature versions of food? A great book, with some great twists on party food. I liked the mini chicken and waffles and minuture pop tarts. Also comes with menu and drink ideas to get the party really swinging. Now I just need to a planned a party to try out these little delightful morsels.

Party Time!

Party Time!

Two Greedy Italians was another wonderful gift from a family member. A rich book, making you reach for your passport to escape to Italy for dinner. Real Italian food made by those who knows it best. A wonderful book which makes me want to dust off my pasta machine and cook like a nonna.

Bella

Bella

Lastly, but no means least for the cookery books I treated myself too. Bouchon Bakery has become rapidly my new favourite book. A beautifully photographed book, which I personally love and it infuriates me when a cookery book lacks pictures as you eat with your eyes first. A coffee table sized book, that you will love flicking through time and time again to gain inspiration and wisdom to create these beautiful goods. With faith in the recipes, I believe this book will raise my skills to make professional looking macaroons from the sad terrible flat almond meringues they have been in the past. A fantastic guide to the world of delicious baked goods.

Bakers Dozen

Bakers Dozen

Ok so the last book isn’t a recipe book, but a brilliant present from my equally brilliant brother and sister in law. Other than food and cooking, I have another love. Ryan Gosling – Dammmn. You might of seen my ode to him for Valentines and  Ryan Gosling Cupcakes. No my brother didn’t manage to wrap a bow around the delicious Ryan and get him to be my boyfriend but as a close second I got the Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling Book. Now I can spend my hours colouring in his beautiful face. A really funny book for a fan.

Hottie Alert!

Hottie Alert!

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