And if you were one of the folks to pre-order, you will likely have it tomorrow or very soon after. The first review is in already…
This is another brilliant edition in the New Voices in Food series. Niamh Shields is an Irish food writer with a fresh and witty take on every- day cooking. The ‘spice’ in the title refers to the seven spices Niamh uses in her kitchen. She wrestles economical cuts of meat into dinner party-worthy dishes like lamb breast with persillade crust and slow-cooked pork cheeks in cider. There are plenty of worthy suggestions for ‘Tuesday night’ dinners but this volume shines with its ‘Eight Great Big Dinners … and what to do with the leftovers’ – who can refuse that kind of economy of gesture?
So lovely, I really can’t tell you how amazing it was to read that. A book is heart and soul, and it really feels a little scary putting it out there.
In other news, I am doing a demo at the wonderful Abergavenny Food Festival on Sunday 18th Sept at 11am, with fellow New Voices in Food author, James Ramsden. Tickets available now.
James is also running his Supper Club, The Secret Larder, at Abergavenny, so get in quick. Two of my other favourites Signe Johansen and Trina Hahnemann are running a session on Nordic Cuisine at 12.30 on Saturday.
I am absolutely thrilled to be part of such a great food festival. More info on the Abergavenny programme
Some of you were curious, and many of you came to my Comfort & Spice Brunch Club. It went terrifically well with great people making it extra special. It was also a fantastic dry run for my Comfort & Spice Café at the Theatre of Food at Electric Picnic on the 3rd & 4th of September.
I will be serving some brunch dishes from the book and some of my personal favourites, including one not in the book – although it should be – my bacon jam on soda farls. More details on that very soon.
Those of you about to receive the book – I really hope you like it. If you have any queries at all, please email me. And if you do like it, I would be very grateful for an amazon review, as they really help position the book well on Amazon (so I am told :).
If you haven’t bought it yet, and want to get it pre-publication, order it on Amazon today to get it very soon!