Eleanor Ford

Eleanor Ford

Food writer

https://www.eleanorfordfood.com
Eleanor Ford is a food writer who focuses on making world cuisines accessible and capturing exotic flavours in home recipes. Her first book, 'Samarkand: Recipes and Stories from Central Asia and the Caucasus', was published in 2016, and was followed in 2019 by 'Fire Islands: Recipes from Indonesia'.

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How To Eat

How To Eat

By Nigella Lawson

This is the first cookbook I bought for myself and I sat down to read it like a novel, cover to cover. I was captivated then, as I am now, by Nigella Lawson’s turn of phrase. I love her unfussy approach to cooking and eating.

Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons

Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons

By Diana Henry

I could have chosen any of Diana Henry’s brilliant books but this is the one that made me want to be a food writer. The title, pictures and vibrant flavours all felt game changing when it was released. It is just as inspiring today.

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Jeremiah Tower Cooks

Jeremiah Tower Cooks

By Jeremiah Tower

There is a recipe in here called ‘The Dream of Edouard Nignon’ combining souffléd meringue, almond macaroons and berry cream. It has stayed in my dreams ever since I read about it.

Casa Moro

Casa Moro

By Samuel Clark and Samantha Clark

The Chicken Fattee is reason enough. It is, however, a jewel amongst many as Sam and Sam Clark’s recipes are all wonderful. Chickpeas with garlic, saffron and pomegranate molasses? Yes please.

Super Natural Every Day

Super Natural Every Day

By Heidi Swanson

This book is more dog eared and marked than any other on my shelves, a testimony to how often I use it. Heidi Swanson is an alchemist, combining wholesome foods in ways that are unexpected and inspired.

Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume

Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume

There is a certain magic to Silvena Rowe’s books; I can get completely lost in them. Her recipe names are as captivating as her food is beautiful.

Fresh India

Fresh India

By Meera Sodha

Modern and light Indian flavours combine with delightful prose. This is a book I keep coming back to. I want to eat everything in it, immediately.

A Year in my Kitchen

A Year in my Kitchen

By Skye Gyngell

When I moved to Hong Kong and could take just one cookbook in my suitcase, this was the one I chose. Skye Gyngell’s ‘toolbox of flavours’ taught me so much about balancing food and cooking without relying on recipes.

Gather

Gather

By Gill Meller

Anyone who is ever sneering about British food needs to read this book and eat their words.