Top 4 books recommended by Sarah Richardson
Time with a book means time to unwind and enjoy, which inevitably, in our house, leads to time spent entertaining friends and gathering to enjoy food and wine in a relaxed environment, so I'm eagerly awaiting the next Ottolenghi book. The combination of flavours, freshness and vegetarian cuisine is amazing.
Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the most exciting new talents in the cooking world, with four fabulous, eponymous London restaurants and a weekly newspaper column that's read by foodies all over the world. Plenty is a must-have collection of 120 vegetarian recipes featuring exciting flavors and fresh combinations that will delight readers and eaters looking for a sparkling new take on vegetables. Yotam's food inspiration comes from his Mediterranean background and his unapologetic love of ingredients. Not a vegetarian himself, his approach to vegetable dishes is wholly original and innovative, based on freshness and seasonality, and drawn from the diverse food cultures represented in London. A vibrant photo accompanies every recipe in this visually stunning book. Essential for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike!
When I'm in the kitchen I’m usually doing a few other things at the same time, so delicious and foolproof is my mantra, not advanced maneuvers with complicated preparation. I'm into solutions that work and Ina Garten is a master of gourmet ease.
The Food Network celebrity chef presents a collection of accessible recipes that feature readily available ingredients, revealing how to use strategic menu planning and culinary know-how to prepare such options as Lobster Corn Fritters, Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise and Sticky Toffee Date Cake. 1.1 million first printing. First serial, O Magazine.
I recently read The Rosie Project, which is a lighthearted tale of friendship and unexpected romance featuring a quirky yet charming lead character. Of course I need to know what happened after where we left off. It's a light read, perfect for that next vacation.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a story about love, life and lobster every Tuesday... 'Marvellous' John Boyne 'Original, clever and perfectly written' Jill Mansell 'Adorable' Marian Keyes 'An upbeat, quirky, impertinent gem of a read' Chris Cleave 'I'm not good at understanding what other people want.' 'Tell me something I don't know . . .' Love isn't an exact science - but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don's never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie - 'the world's most incompatible woman' - throwing Don's safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he's feeling? 'Don Tillman is one of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time' The Times 'Hilarious, unlikely and heartbreaking' Easy Living 'Touching and laugh-out-loud funny - think The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time meets Silver Linings Playbook' Stylist 'Funny, endearing, and pure, wonderful escapism' Independent 'A sweet, funny rom-com . . . You'll be willing Don and Rosie on every step of the way' Marie Claire 'Original, charming and very funny' Woman & Home 'A comic triumph: clever, humane and tears-in-your-eyes funny. But best of all, The Rosie Project is a madly romantic love story' Liz Jensen, author of The Rapture 'I couldn't put this book down. It's one of the most quirky and endearing romances I've ever read. I laughed the whole way through. And now I want to meet Don' Sophie Kinsella With the charm of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the romance of David Nicholls' One Day, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is both funny and endearing - and is set to become the paperback of 2014. Graeme Simsion is a full-time writer. Previously an IT consultant and educator, he wrote his first book in 1994 (the standard reference on data modelling, now entering its fourth edition), and is married to Anne, a professor of psychiatry who writes erotic fiction. They have two children.
Like most design enthusiasts, my mailbox overflows each month with shelter magazines that serve as inspiration and illustration of what is new and now in my industry. Elle Decor continually presents the best in design and having a compendium of stylish spaces in one volume is ever popular. I'm looking forward to diving in and touring through every space.
Presents 220 rooms selected by the editors of Elle Decor, the home decorating magazine, with examples of designs which showcase a variety of room styles and advice about solving decorating problems and creating inspirational interiors.