I just fell in love with a book. A cookbook called Seven Spoons.
I know it may sound silly, but the first inkling I noticed of my affection for this book was the cover page. Somehow, the beautifully intricate border around the page and the waxy feel of the paper itself grabbed my attention. Even the material quality of a book, I suppose, bears merit.
While I have read several cookbooks recently (some of which quickly made their way off of my bookshelf), this one is by far the best that I have seen in awhile. Why? Because I am a practical cook, and this cookbook is the home of everyday, practical dishes. Photographs of “Baked Irish Mash” and “Slow-Baked Slamon and Butter Beans” make my mouth water every time I see them. Plus, who can go wrong with a few Indian food recipes, right?
As if all of this weren’t enough, Tara O’Brady has a certain way of writing–a warm, thoughtful way of writing. As Molly Wizenberg writes, “Tara O’Brady could write a book about re-grouting bathroom tile, and I would still want to read it.” Why? Because she presents her story–and her recipes–“with warmth and grace.”
I recommend this book for the average homemaker, home chef, and home eater. In my opinion, this book will be an asset to any home, even if it serves as a coffee table book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.