Wagamama Cookbook ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Persepolis ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
This is an interesting book on Persian cooking I received as a proof copy. I enjoyed making the recipes I have and am looking forward to cooking from this book for a long time. Some really beautiful recipes here as well. I enjoyed the soups as well as the mini moussaka mushrooms. It’s inspired me to try new foods and recipes from places I’ve never been. They are also very good for if you are on a budget. Many of the ingredients are spices, which I had in my cupboard, or herbs which I grow myself. In the recipe for the mini moussaka mushrooms Sally Butcher encourages ‘cupboard love’ and the switching of fresh tomatoes for tinned if they’re more readily available to you. As a student I definitely appreciate this. My love of Sally’s soups has even motivated me to go out and buy my own hand blender so I can make more of them (without continuously borrowing my flatmates kitchen utensils!). I also have a new desire to visit the Persepolis shop in Peckham soon.
A Girl Called Jack ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Haven’t been the biggest fan of Jack’s cook book so far. I made a seasonal greens pesto pasta and it was not my cup of tea so have been put off trying anything else. It was very strongly lemony and incredibly sour. I threw most of it out. I may try more of her recipes, after all that was only one out of 100 in the book, but from what I’ve made I can’t give this a good review.