Heather Baird, author of the heavenly Sprinkle Bakes website just released her first cookbook. Being an avid blog reader, I pre-ordered a copy. I expected it to arrive in exam time and give me something to leaf through. As it transpired, the book was released early. Here are my initial thoughts.
This little book forms part of the ‘Edible Series’ published by Reaktion Books Ltd. Some other titles which caught my eye are ‘Cake’, ‘Chocolate’, ‘Ice cream’, ‘Pancake’ and of course, ‘Tea’. And let’s not forget the savoury related titles; ‘Caviar’, ‘Olive’, ‘Pie’, ‘Sandwich’ and ‘Spices’, for instance. As if that wasn’t enough – there are also beverage related titles such as ‘Champagne’, ‘Gin’, ‘Milk’, ‘Rum’ and Whiskey’. The list is endless. I want them ALL. Thankfully, £10.99 shouldn’t break the bank.
I purchased ‘Secrets of Macarons’ off thebookdepo for some 8EUR (here) and you can also get the kindle version off Amazon (here). I value books, and as I’ve said before, I believe ANY (well, almost any) book to be a bargain at such a price. I love books. I love books. I love books. That said, I love (adore, worship) this book in particular.
I’ve developed a soft spot (burning passion) for ‘themed’ books. By this I mean whole books which are dedicated to one subject alone e.g. macarons, mallows and, as it turns out, biscuits too.
Title: The Cookiepedia. An amalgamation of ‘cookie’ and ‘encyclopaedia’.
Did you know that you could actually make marshmallows? I didn’t. Or maybe I never thought about it. Anyway, ‘Marshmallow Madness‘ excited me the moment I laid my eyes on it and since then I’ve come to believe that Shauna Sever should be deified. This book is godly.