Alongside music, food is one of the major passions of my life. I am never happier than sitting around a table with my closest friends, sharing delicious food. It’s why I’ve often written in this newsletter about my favourite places to eat (from Copenhagen to Los Angeles), and why this week we’re focusing on fresh flavours – from the new generation of pastry chefs shaking up New York’s baking scene, to the subversive Berlin food magazine to know and the chef bringing traditional Afghan flavours to London. And because I love cooking at home just as much as eating out, here I’m sharing the five cookbooks on my kitchen shelf right now, including Pasta by Missy Robbins – the chef at one of my all-time favourite New York restaurants, Lilia. Each book is filled with recipes I come back to time and time again. I love the tarka dal soup from The New Vegetarian – it’s so warming, especially now as the weather is getting colder. I hope you’ll enjoy trying some of them too. Bon appétit!
- Pasta – Missy Robbins
- River Cafe Cook Book Easy – Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers
- The New Vegetarian – Alice Hart
- The Noma Guide To Fermentation – René Redzepi and David Zilber
- F*ck That’s Delicious – Action Bronson and Rachel Wharton