My birthday isn’t actually until next week and I do know you aren’t supposed to open presents early, but I have never been especially patient. So I went a little mad on Amazon and picked up a few titles that have been on my wish list for a while. Nigel Slater’s The Kitchen Diaries is a cookbook I know well, having extensively flipped through it at various friends’ houses and in bookshops (much to the frustration of friends and shopkeepers). However, I’ve never actually owned a copy- until now. I don’t really know how I managed without it, it’s absolutely gorgeous, packed with ideas and beautifully written. A proper treat.
But then I went out to a dinner with friends only to be presented with another birthday delight- take a look at this beauty!
Massive thanks to the herd for this amazing gift, I’m quite blown away. I can’t wait to start experimenting, the only problem is what to go with first- mojito sorbet? Ricotta and honey ice cream? Brown bread? Lemon and thyme? Popcorn and salted caramel? Who wants to be a guinea pig?