Synopses & Reviews
"Day-Lewis (sister of Daniel and author of Art of the Tart and Tarts with Tops On) strongly advocates taking your time to enjoy the hands-on pleasure of cooking. But slow-cooked meals ('good tempered food,' as she calls it) don't have to be a challenge to prepare, either: food that you take your time to make, tweaking to perfection, 'is what proper cooking is really all about.' Like Day-Lewis's previous books, this is a sensuous package, with mouth-watering four-color full-page photos, charming anecdotes and clear and personal recipes. Day-Lewis's opinionated voice and uncompromising standards are felt throughout, as in the recipe for Spiced Chicken Livers, which calls for organic chicken livers ('since chemical residues collect in the liver and kidneys') and sensuously describes the final result: 'When gorgeously oozily pink, slide the contents of the pan onto a white plate and consume.' American readers may be more familiar with the Italian-influenced dishes such as Chicken Cacciatore, or even Indian fare such as Achari Paneer (flavored cottage cheese), than with British offerings like Potted Shrimp. The global choice of recipes included is random and unfocused, and the index is somewhat incomplete. Nonetheless, Day-Lewis fans should not be deterred: this book will rouse them to return to the kitchen. Agent, George Capel. (Oct.) Forecast: Though not as well known in the U.S. as Nigella Lawson, British author Day-Lewis has certain things in common with the 'domestic goddess' (e.g., sexiness, telegenic abilities) and could develop a following here." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
More than 180 recipes--from straightforward Baked Cod with Greek Potatoes to tangy Drenched Ginger and Lemon Cake to Chocolate Mocha Cake with Irish Whiskey--infuse readers with a sense of everyday pleasure in the kitchen. "Tamasin Day-Lewis knows what people want to eat. She is a devout, passionate home cook."--"Gourmet" 90 color photos.