While I may not be able to do quite as much cooking and baking these days while tethered to the couch by Little Missy and her demands for food, I can always read about it and – as every new mum knows – online shopping is your friend. The results of a few precious uninterrupted minutes with the computer earlier this week landed on the doorstep today for my reading pleasure over the long weekend: Willie’s Chocolate Factory Cookbook and Laurie Colwin’s Home Cooking.
The Colwin book is one of those books that keeps cropping up in other people’s must read lists and has been on my wish list for quite a while and now seemed like the perfect time to enjoy it. After eagerly following Willie Harcourt-Cooze’s adventures on C4 last Easter in Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory, as well as delighting in the follow-up programmes at Christmas and Easter, I couldn’t resist his cookbook.
All this, and my Christmas Gourmet subscription – a well-chosen present from the Husband – also arrived yesterday. Little Missy will be swallowing new recipes along with mother’s milk!