Happy books!

It should not come as a surprise that I state yet again “I love cooking baking etc” My place of stress relief and place of creativity. But it needed a new impulse ………… or 2.

It all started when I found out that my favourite from the 3rd series of GBBO was going to write a book about baking bread. James Morton, the cheeky medical student with a love of bread decided to write a book for and by the home baker. No sooner had this news reached my computer (and me) or my finger had magically typed in the amazon website and place a pe-order.

Now Amazon has this tricksy thing on its website; If you like this then maybe you like that. Usually I am quite strong and stubborn enough to completely discard that level of targeted marketing. Really I am pretty good at that. However this time something showed up that really peaked my interest. A book called Great British Bakes – forgotten treasures for modern bakers by Mary-Anne Boermans – series 2 GBBO finalist. Somehow I always side with the ones that do not win.

Mary-Anne I liked because she was so clearly passionate about the baking but also so incredibly knowledgeable. Furthermore she’d written a book about old recipes. Forgotten classics. Oh dear my love of history was also starting to kick in. Without me realising I had again clicked the please order area and within two or three steps I had bought the books.

How unusual for me to be like this on line. These books must be special. Unfortunately both were on pre-order and had a significant time period to wait. I ordered in August and last week James Morton’s Brilliant Bread arrived and it was splendid. I took the book to bed with me and all of a sudden SO and I were reading a little in bed again. We’d not done so for ages. Strangely SO was also a cooking related book. Possibly we are a little weird. Anyway the book reads well and I am reading bits and bobs as it goes. Not into the recipes just yet.

Today the second book arrived! Yes it is as wonderful as I had hoped, With her journey into history as well as the recipes and the book is also a little old-fashioned in its form. I love it. It has a lot of stuff around the recipes and I am going to read it all. Back to front.

I am so happy with my new inspiration books and both of them were so worth the wait. So logging off now…………going to read

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About Gilraen

My blog is simply about my life. I moved countries for the first time in 1993. I lived in the Netherlands, UK and NZ. The initial idea was to keep my overseas friends up-to-date with what was going on in my life. The blog, like me, is always changing and evolving.
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