London: Authentic Recipes Celebrating the Foods of the World

Today whilst killing some time in Borders, I picked up a new cook book – London: Authentic Recipes Celebrating the Foods of the World. It caught my eye as a book that celebrates British food and cooking, or more specifically, that of London.

A good chunk of the book is dedicated to the history of London’s food – from Roman times, Norman times, World War times, right through to today. It talks about immigration and the introduction of imported flavours, and great British traditions such as Cream Teas and the local Pub. Beautiful photography of food and London scenes enhances the text.

Further in, the recipes start. Snacks, starter, soups, mains, and desserts are all covered. The recipes make the most of foods that are sourced locally from ever increasing popular farmer’s markets, as well as more exotic supermarkets.

I’ve yet to try any of the recipes, but I’m looking forward to giving it a go. Top of my list is the lemon & lavender drizzle cake.

Retail Price of this book in the UK is £20, but I picked it up for the bargainous £4.99. It’s also available internationally on Amazon.  Other books in the series are New York, Rome, and Paris. After having a better look at the London edition, I am tempted to pick up some of the others – but it’s probably just as well to stick with what I have!

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