Zest and Herbs

Cookbook review: Bitter by Jennifer McLagan

Most of the cookbooks I’ve reviewed so far have revolved around a certain cuisine.  If you were going to bring a collection of recipes together for a big, this is … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book review: Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking by Maangchi with Lauren Chapman

Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking was published in May last year, and I’ve been putting off this review since I got hold of the book in June.  It’s the first cookbook … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Olia Hercules’ Mamushka

Since a big part of this blog is about exploring lesser known foods and cuisines, all the buzz around Olia Hercules’ first cookbook of Ukrainian recipes piqued my interest.  So with … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Book Review: Mitch Tonks’ Fish

One thing my bookshelf had been missing for quite some time is a good, introductory fish cookery book.  Rather than turn to one of my favourite cookery writers – and … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book review: Every Grain of Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop

Every Grain of Rice very quickly became one of my favourite cookbooks, since buying it a couple of years ago.  As many of the Chinese-inspired recipes that I’ve posted have … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book review: Rosa’s Thai Café

Over the last couple of months I’ve had a bit of a break from blogging to refocus and think more about what I want to be putting into Zest and … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Book review: Meera Sodha’s Made in India

Broadly speaking I think there are three ways of treating a cookbook, perhaps reflecting the reader’s confidence on the subject.  The first way is to do everything the book tells … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

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