It is written in a familiar manner, almost as if a good friend has hand written their favourite recipes for you. Orlando Gough, Recipe Journal is 's first formally published book. It is a slim, unassuming cookbook. It's the combination of beautiful lifestyle photography every single image is perfect , the general aesthetics of the magazine simple, elegant design and fonts and a brilliant subject matter Kinfolk is a guide for small gatherings that really does it for me. Screen printed by hand in Somerset onto ecru organic cotton. You can see the recipes have evolved through spending quality time with people who the author likes, rather than actors who have been drafted in to depict a trendy set of friends… There is a minimal need for fancy gadgets, the recipes and are legible and you can tweak them without ruining them.
I'm not religious at all, but I do enjoy visiting religious buildings, and this one has to be my favourite of all. I do love a leek. I popped in for supper with a friend on Tuesday and found myself enthralled by the charming message on the chalk board above - a service update detailing how well vegetables are doing around the country. Two of my favourite features in this issue have to be the Holiday Health Rules, which includes such delightful suggestions as 'Anything that comes in a can or a box better not be the main dish. A journal of recipes by Composer and extraordinary home cook, Orlando Gough. The irony of us wanting to buy an enormous lantern from the only British sellers amongst a never-ending sea of American dealers, when all of us were 3,500 miles from home was quite brilliant. I caught a late train and cycled home through a very dark Regent's Park.
Orlando Gough's food has a distinct character: not fussy, not parading itself, but wide ranging, heartwarming. Good recipes- might suite a bloke keen on cooking as a Christmas present note, no pictures of recipes, but nice arty shots of family gatherings. We've been on a long and interesting journey with this lamp, but as soon as we saw it, we knew that we had to have it! Introducing our new Art Deco lantern, hanging proudly in our hallway at home although you can't really see the hallway - the lamp looks as if it's hovering like a sort of ghostly 1920s spaceship. I spent months tracking it down - I really wanted a Gloverall such an incredible, historical brand , but it had to be a forest green one. Two stories are up, you can hear the remaining two as they are released by going to Toast Travels this week.
The red brick walls, banded and patterned with black brick, the richly patterned interior with inlays of marble and tile, the heady smell of incense, the absolute peace and quiet that you experience as soon as you cross the threshold. It has that sort of 80s feel about it. The first thing to notice is the first proper book publication by Toast, which is a cook book, by Orlando Gough. There is a colloquial dialogue running throughout the book, leading the reader to an understanding that the recipes are simple but very special. I have just a couple of the first Orlando and the Fountain T-shirts available left to buy. More to come in 2013.
The latest issue, volume six, is a wintery spectacle. On Friday evening we hosted a festive party at our house, and after quite a few glasses of prosecco and sloe gin a delightful variety , Saturday turned out to be somewhat of a write-off. He is the epitome of a good home cook, a man who believes cooking should nourish both body and soul. Inspired by his own aged and heavily annotated notebook of recipes, this book charts Orlando's life through food. Yet it is these books that have kept me entertained, explained those cooking techniques that apparently everyone else has known from birth.
Brussels are big this year, you'll be pleased to know! Inspired by his own aged and heavily annotated notebook of recipes, this book charts Orlando's life through food. Orlando Gough's food has a distinct character: not fussy, not parading itself, but wide ranging, heartwarming. We spent the morning browsing nice little shops for good cheese and good books and the precious few afternoon hours at my friend's house, where we ate said cheese and read said books. I mean it has to be in the top three. I have proudly amassed a number of recipe books over the years, it does amaze me how many I own and sadly how many of them are no longer used as reference books, but are relegated to decor.
The Duke of Cambridge in Islington is one of my favourite pubs - the food is absolutely brilliant, it's a short bicycle ride from my house, and it's Britain's first and only certified organic pub. He is an associate artist of the Royal opera House. I bought my Christmas cards yesterday biblical and very beautiful, if you want to know , from a very special place indeed. I helped out with the production of this wonderful little recipe book, and can thoroughly recommend it to all. I wanted to visit two very good friends of mine who grew up in and around the splendid city - friends that I hadn't seen in much too long.
I have no idea when my coat was produced - the 80s, perhaps? Tucked behind the seventh circle of hell that is Oxford Street, lies the rather unremarkable Margaret Street I suppose you'd call it Fitzrovia , and hidden amongst its grey buildings, the wonderful church of All Saints silently resides. A book for those who believe food to be as vital to our home, family and culture as it is to our stomachs. I bought this excellent Gloverall duffle coat on eBay around this time last year but then misplaced it somehow whilst packing it away for the summer. It's been a very busy month so far, as December always is of course. Baked Eggs 1950 — this was one of the first recipes I used, it is delicious as is and even more so when you add some fresh thyme. We got around to picking it up from the family's warehouse in Derbyshire a couple of weeks ago, and after a quick rewiring, here it is, in all its Deco glory.