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The Little Library Cookbook
One of the Guardian's Best Books on Food of 2017.
Shortlisted for the Fortnum and Mason's Debut Food Book Award.
Winner of World Gourmand Award for Food Writing.
'A work of rare joy ... I could not love it more' SARAH PERRY.
'A cookbook for readers' NIGELLA LAWSON. Paddington Bear's marmalade, a Neopolitan pizza with Elena Ferrante, afternoon tea at Manderley... Here are 100 delicious recipes inspired by cookery writer Kate Young's well-stocked bookshelves.
From Before Noon breakfasts and Around Noon lunches to Family Dinners and Midnight Feasts, The Little Library Cookbook captures the magic and wonder of the meals enjoyed by some of our best-loved fictional characters.
'If food can comfort, so can books' THE GUARDIAN.
'Bringing together two of our greatest loves, food and books ... An absolute joy' STYLIST.
'Has great charm and is a very good read ... Part of the delight is in seeing what Young has come up with' DIANA HENRY.
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'A winningly photographed banquet of recipes from Roald Dahl's Roasted Pheasant in Danny the Champion of the World to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Jollof Rice in Americanah. Young, a cook and bookworm from Brisbane, writes with a keen sense of appetite. Her recipes may begin as fiction, but her methods are soundly matter-of-fact' TLS. 'A charming read' Waitrose Food Magazine. 'A beautifully produced book, with elegant, erudite prose' Irish Examiner. 'With Nigella Lawson as a fan, Kate Young is definitely on to a winner. [A] charming book' Choice magazine. 'I am completely wowed by the concept, execution and beauty of The Little Library Cookbook ... [Kate] has provided a book that is just as at home on the bedside as the kitchen bench' Hobart Mercury. 'I read every word on every page ... There are some things I would like to cook but more importantly there are references to books I have read and loved. I smiled on every page. If you are a reader and a cook you should hunt out this book' Momo - Celebrating Time to Read (online blog). 'The sort of cookbook you want to lounge around in bed reading, as much as cook from ... A lesser book would've let its theme take over, but Kate is too good a cook for that. The recipes are well tested and easy to follow, and I have no doubt many of them are going to become firm fixtures in my culinary repertoire' London Review of Books, cookbooks of the year. 'A book to inspire a laughter-filled, themed dinner party for adults, but it is equally useful isn you want to present 'hunny' and rosemary cakes to a little reader who has just discovered the joys of Winnie the Pooh' WI Life. 'The ultimate present for anyone with a penchant for both books and baking' The Literary Edit. 'Foodie fiction fans will love The Little Library Cookbook. Delight in Narnia-style turkish delight and roast goose that will convert even the surliest Scrooge' Food Magazine. 'Perfect for any bookworm or foodie ... It is the most wonderful idea, with recipes for food inspired by novels from Adichie to Zusak. Trust me, you need this in your life! A triumph' The Halcyon Days of Summer. 'Has great charm and is a very good read ... Part of the delight is in seeing what Young has come up with ... You might think such a book would simply be cute; it's much more than that' Diana Henry, Daily Telegraph. 'A treat. The Little Library Cookbook has done that rare thing of sparking a chain reaction of memories - every page is a catalyst to remember some previously forgotten meal, or book, or piece of delicious nostalgia. I love it, and I can't wait to cook from it!' Ruby Tandoh. 'Wonderful! [Kate] takes us on a fabulous food journey. It makes me want to both cook and read more at once' Tessa Kiros. 'If food can comfort, so can books' Guardian. 'Bringing together two of our greatest loves, food and books, The Little Library Cookbook is an absolute joy' Stylist. 'What a joy ... If there is comfort food, there is also comfort reading, and The Little Library Cookbook is it' Bee Wilson. 'A cookbook for readers' Nigella Lawson. 'A work of rare joy, and one as wholly irresistible as the food it so delightfully describes ... I could not love it more' Sarah Perry.