You may know Sophie Dahl as a model and actress but now she’s added another feat to her list of accomplishments – chef and writer. Last week, Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights: Recipes for Every Season, Mood & Appetite hit shelves and I was happy to receive a copy to review from the publisher.
The first thing I noticed about Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights is that the recipes are split up by season – winter, spring, summer and autumn. Within each season, she includes breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes. I love that the recipes are split up this way because it ensures that you are using ingredients that are in season and eating the kinds of foods that you crave during the warmer or cooler months.
I love cooking and couldn’t wait to try one of the recipes. I flipped through the pages, getting hungrier as I looked at the photos depicting scrumptious wholesome dishes. All of the recipes looked relatively simple – they didn’t involve too many ingredients or steps. Dahl’s writing style is also really casual and following the recipe is like having one of your girlfriends by your side just talking you through each step.
After much reflection, I decided on the Chicken Stew with Green Olives. I loved that it was a one pot meal and in the winter, nothing is better than a good stew. With less than 10 ingredients and an hour later, I had a delicious pot of stew ready for me to eat. I warmed up some crusty bread and filled my bowl with the chicken stew and loved every bite. For such a simple dish, the stew had so much flavor and really hit the spot – plus the husband liked it too – which is always good!
I highly recommend Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights whether a veteran in the kitchen or someone just starting out. The recipes are simple and delicious – I can’t way to work my way through each season. You can purchase Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights on Amazon.com.
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