2019 is coming to an end and we are moving towards another decade which is already looking like something out of a Margaret Atwood novel, so I’m forced to will myself into finding positivity in the form of food once again. A big part of this has been reading, especially this year. Here’s a few that have comforted and inspired me to learn more, rediscover myself, cook, be unapologetic and become a better eater.
Healthy, sugary, savoury, maybe even nothing at all–the possibilities are endless when I’m in charge. The following list of books has been a massive help to me and others I know from the food community when we started cooking for ourselves regularly, when I realised that maybe shopping and cooking for one is kinda tougher than for eight, when I was a little in over my head with it all and mum was unavailable for recipe advice.
Food is often overlooked by the average voter when thinking of politics but it is often used by politicians as an insidiously powerful tool to further their agendas. The election season we are in now is no different.
Have you ever felt like you’re stuck in a rut and even when you’re doing what you love, it’s all a little too monotonous and no longer as exciting as it was when you started? This winter, I received a book which had recipes surrounding the memories of the author’s life. I made a piece of cake, the kind that takes you back to your first baking memories. It’s important because it reminded me of why I like to cook and brought back the feeling of unadulterated excitement and joy, the kind I hadn’t felt in a long time while making something. It’s the perfect surprise to myself and I am better for it, inspired and prepared for the future!
Food trends are getting crazier by the year. While some have been done to death and are finally leaving us in 2019, others might be here to stay or are possibly even making a comeback. Here’s my list of what’s just about to be hot!
So finally, after years of just thinking and planning, I’m putting myself and my first post out there, as a cocktail recipe. It’ll be short and simple, and a cocktail to make and celebrate with to ring in the new year, new beginnings or anything new really, just like this space and is meant to be a hopeful, no-nonsense but still exceptional tasting start.