Very Fond of Food by Sophie Dahl

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. . .beautiful, accessible, and an admirable blend of thoughtfulness and wit.


Bestselling author Sophie Dahl offers up 100 wholesome recipes for health-minded home cooks who yearn for a bit of indulgence in her gorgeous second cookbook. Favoring natural sweeteners, minimal meat, and abundant produce, these dishes satisfy yet never feel ascetic. Recipes ranging from Roasted Pumpkin with Sautéed Greens and Toasted Cumin Dressing to Rhubarb Rice Pudding are organized seasonally, and the book finishes with a full chapter of luscious desserts. But the recipes are only part of the story--Sophie’s food-filled memories and musings on the good life make this a book to treasure for its writerly charms as much as for its advice in the kitchen. 
Very Fond of Food will enchant the eye with evocative photography and whimsical drawings; inspire the mind with witty recollections on family, travel, and romance; and captivate the palate with recipes that comfort body and soul. Sophie Dahl invites you into a delightful world where every meal is a story, and there’s always an excuse for cake.

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Sophie Dahl began her career as a model, but writing was always her first love. In 2003 she wrote an illustrated novella called The Man with the Dancing Eyes, which was a Times bestselling book. This was followed by a novel, Playing with the Grown-Ups, published to widespread praise by Bloomsbury in 2007. Dahl is a contributing editor at British Vogue. She has also written for US Vogue, Waitrose Food Illustrated magazine, the Observer, the Guardian, and the Saturday Times Magazine, among others. A devoted eater and cook, she wrote a book chronicling her misadventures with food, Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights, published by HarperCollins in 2009, which was her second Times bestseller. Following on the success of Voluptuous Delights, Dahl wrote and presented a popular BBC2 six-part cooking series, The Delicious Miss Dahl, which aired in numerous countries all over the world. Dahl lives in England, where she continues to work on her journalism, fiction, and baking. Visit
Published April 3, 2012 by Ten Speed Press. 288 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Cooking. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Lisa Campbell on Feb 15 2012

Fans of stylish, anecdote-wielding celebrity chefs will find plenty to love in this collection

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Apr 03 2012

. . .beautiful, accessible, and an admirable blend of thoughtfulness and wit.

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Living in the Kitchen with Puppies

Reviewed by Natashya on Apr 07 2012

. . .a beautiful book with 100 recipes divided by season and time of day.

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Below average
Reviewed by Jeff on Apr 12 2012

Very few quick easy recipes - many take a lot of ingredients that we don't have on hand and involve a lot of steps

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