Felicity Cloake is the award-winning author of the Guardian’s long-running How to Make the Perfect column as well as six books, the most recent of which, One More Croissant for the Road, was shortlisted for the Fortnum and Mason food book of the year award. Her next book, Red Sauce Brown Sauce: A British Breakfast Odyssey is out in June, published by Mudlark.
Watch the replay of this ckbk livestream in which Michael Daniel, author of The Gate Vegetarian Cookbook , is joined in the kitchen by Guardian columnist Felicity Cloake. Michael cooks a beetroot soup dish reflecting his Indo-Iraqi-Jewish heritage, and answers questions from ckbk users on vegetarian cooking.
So much more than mere culinary nostalgic navel gazing, this is a glorious celebration of the recipes that shaped the British palate in the twentieth century, in their very best form. Trust me, you've never tasted a chicken kiev like it.
Though I generally steer clear of chef cookbooks, this one is a joy from start to finish, from the beautiful essays on ingredients to the recipes themselves. Rarely short, but always worth the extra effort.
I love Madhur Jaffrey, but this is the book that taught me to make a proper masala. Rather than the usual refined restaurant-style Indian food the recipes showcase Gujarati home cooking at its hearty best.