THE WEEKEND COOK by Angela Hartnett opens with lengthy introduction from the author. It’s clear she loves cooking, her family, where she lives, and is very happy to let others know it. I would too if I was living my dream.
When I started reading the names of the recipes, and seeing their photos, my first thought was I’ll never be able to make them. They were very intimidating! But when I started reading the recipes, I felt a little more self-assured.
Here’s a taste of the recipes you’ll find . . . Confit Garlic and Goat’s Curd Toast, Crab Salad, Summer Vegetable Soup, Cock-a-leekie Soup, Chicken Pie, Red Mullet and Tomato, Sunday Night Cupboard Spaghetti, Chicory, Blue Cheese and Grape Salad, Backed Vacherin Cheese, Scotti’s Honey Biscuits, Asparagus Quiche, Lemon Butterfly Cakes, Pump Street Chocolate Mousse, and Floating Islands.
THE WEEKEND COOK, is a lovely cookbook. It contains beautiful color photos, which is a must for me. Author Hartnett has compiled an impressive catalog of recipes. There are some I would like to try, but many not my style. I’m a very plain eater, and some of her extraordinary dishes are more than my simple tastebuds care to handle. If I wanted to host a dinner party to impress, one I wanted guests to remember, THE WEEKEND COOK would be a great way to do.