A little inspiration for your reading list
The Bookshelf: we talk to our favourite chefs, writers and producers about their food-inspired libraries.
Number of books
About 500 or maybe a few more – it creeps up so occasionally I have to cull….
Moro. It’s still one of my favourites. I’ve used the sourdough recipe for years. So many of the recipes are simple, delicious, warming treats.
Tacos: Recipes and Provocations by Alex Stupak. I have just been on maternity leave for six months and I’ve come back with a thirst to spruce up our menus at Wahaca, especially after an amazing research trip to New York in January. I am living and breathing Mexican food at the moment.
The Chez Panisse cookbook; Stephanie Alexander’s encyclopedia The Cook’s Companion; most recently The Violet Bakery Cookbook.
I love Fuchsia Dunlop’s Every Grain of Rice – inspiring, achievable and delicious recipes. I am also reading First Bite by Bee Wilson which is a fascinating read on how we can inspire and encourage our children to love vegetables and other delicious whole foods.
I would like Jackson Boxer to write a book, and Joseph Trivelli, and Jeremy Lee (some of my favourite chefs).
Home Cook by Thomasina Miers is out on 2nd March (Guardian Faber, £25)