I was on the train home last week when some of you may have seen me tweet about maybe starting a cooking themed blog. Laura was quick to say I should do so, with her “DO IT” it mind I got to work making notes on the train (in my notebook, not actually on the train…I promise) about what I may do. I got home and was very excited to find I had been sent a copy of Leon Book 2 !
Leon Book 2 has been put together in a beautiful way but still makes you want to use it, get it mucky and coated in flour.. I am not the only one who ends up doing that am I ? Oh well, each of my cook books are well used and I am sure Leon will also soon become less pretty looking and more well used ! This way you know your making good use of a cook book, or so I think !
I spent all night flicking through the pages of this lovely cook book, reading all the little quirky and delightfully personal comments. Seeing the faces of John and Henry who wrote the book and having a sneaky peak into what they keep in their larder and also what they think the best things are to keep at hand in the kitchen. The book sucks you in and makes you feel like you are part of a family which has put this book together !
The book is split into two parts. The first is all about fast food that can be put together within 20 minutes or less, ideal for those with a busy day ! The second is focused on slow fast food, so you can prepare in advance and then quickly heat up when you needs to. Ideal for making a nice lunch to take to work and keep warm during these very cold days. Someone told me it is meant to snow tonight or on the morrow… I adore the snow, but I expect it will make it hard for me to get to work. .
As well as easy to make dishes there is lots of lists and helpful hints and tips. I liked the list of top 10 things to keep in your freezer as well the as ‘Grow your own’ section. If you have only a window box or a whole garden to use you will find all kinds of grow your own tips!
Oh and of course there is wheat, dairy and gluten free recipes to make as well as vegetarian ones !
I will keep you up to date with what I make, I am really looking forward to trying a few things out this week.