“The London Cookbook” collects 100 recipes from the city’s best restaurants (Ottolenghi, Nopi, Cinnamon Kitchen, Ginger & White, Quo Vadis, Duck and Waffle, etc.), showcasing a wide range of flavors, produce, international influences, and modern tastes. From grilled leek, chevre, browned butter and smoked almonds to tapas-inspired fritters, the inspired appetizers whet the palate for the many delightful courses to come, including a stellar pasta chapter featuring chestnut straccetti (perfect timing as chestnuts are in season here!) and hearty risottos (I loved the wine and spiced pumpkin variation) to mains including tandoori chicken and curries, Japanese braised pork belly to classic desserts such as tarte normande with Calvados, you’re sure to find a dish that appeals to you. A far cry from the dated image of overboiled, mushy vegetables and bland mains, “The London Cookbook” is a vibrant, approachable guide to London’s diverse culinary scene.
(I received this book through Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion)