I use How to Eat more than any other cookbook. It was published when I was a student - what a life saver - and I’ve cooked from it regularly ever since.
Widely imitated but never bettered, The Eagle is a brilliant place, as is this book - I love everything about it.
A thoughtful book about a surprising, unique and special restaurant, full of beautiful photos and fascinating recipes.
Both memoir and recipe book; Molly writes brilliantly about food and life.
I don’t know how I managed without this one before it was published to be honest.
Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray
A wonderful book about a wonderful restaurant. The recipes, photography, layout and prose are all spot on.
The next best thing to being in Sicily. The recipes cover the huge range of local produce but it’s the background stories that take the reader from a Palermo market into a comprehensive history of Sicilian ice cream and show where to find the best cassata, that reveal what a gem of a book this is.
Years ago, when I moved to London from Devon this book revealed a huge range of ‘exotic’ food that was now on my doorstep - a revelation.
Arranged by month, this book was way ahead of the seasonal food revival. It’s a real gem with essays on ingredients and techniques from steaming to mousses, coriander and fruit compotes, and with Tessa Traeger’s wonderful food still life shots - no step-by-step photos needed here - it’s a complete joy to read and cook from.