Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Comfort: Recipes To Warm The Heart and Feed The Soul

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Book Review - Comfort: Recipes To Warm The Heart and Feed The Soul

Comfort: Recipes To Warm The Heart and Feed The Soul
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About the Book
Feeling a bit under the weather, carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, tired and hungry after a hectic day or rather delicate after a late night? Help has arrived and not a moment too soon!

The new book COMFORT [Frances Lincoln Ltd, December 2014, $14.99 US / $16.99 CAN], by author Carolyn Caldicott is packed full of hale and hearty, wholesome and warming, quick and easy favorites to pick you up, dust you down and put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Inside readers will find mouthwatering favorites such as:

  • Basic Porridge
  • Deviled Mushrooms with Ciabatta Toast
  • Perfect Roast Chicken
  • Perfect Roast Potatoes
  • Toad in the Hole
  • Lemon Sole in Caper Butter
  • Sweet Corn with Chili Butter
  • Steamed Syrup and Honey Pudding
  • Strawberry and Port Trifle
  • Sausages, Leek Mash and Onion Gravy
  • Butter and Maple Syrup Popcorn

Throughout Carolyn offers tasty and uncomplicated ideas for nutritious, soothing suppers, lazy Sunday brunches, relaxed evenings with friends, indulgent treats to share or horde for oneself.

Whether in from the cold, exhausted after a long day, or putting together an easy and delicious meal COMFORT has the recipes readers will long for and appreciate throughout the entire week after week, month after month, and year after year.

About the Author
For many years, Carolyn Caldicott and her husband Chris owned the World Food Cafe in London's Covent Garden, where they cooked and served delicious vegetarian food from recipes collected on their travels. They are the authors of three vegetarian cookery books published by Frances Lincoln. They now live in Winchester. Chris Caldicott is a journalist and photographer. With his wife Carolyn Caldicott he owned and ran the World Food Cafe in London's Covent Garden. He and Carolyn are co-authors of three Frances Lincoln vegetarian cookery books and his photographs also appear in a wide range of newspapers and magazines. Since 1991 he has been an official photographer for the Royal Geographical Society.

My Take on the Book
The cookbook includes recipes for breakfast, simple suppers, puddings, snacks, baked goods, and drinks. The entries are as eclectic as one can imagine which makes for not only interesting reading, but also delicious eating.

There are beautiful photographs of the foods plus some scenic photographs included. There is a short introduction to many of the recipes which I found an added plus. You will find sweet and savory recipes. I felt most of the ingredients you would already have in either your home pantry or could be purchased at your local grocery store. The instructions were easy to follow which is always something I look for in a cookbook.

One recipe I enjoy making is the sundried tomato hummus. It is easy to prepare and so tasty. This could be served as an appetizer or to put in a sandwich in place of mayonnaise or mustard.

Buon Appetito!

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