There are some excellent recipes in this book, I also enjoyed the “Notes on…” pages and also the sections describing the history of Daylesford and information about how they farm and why. These are very well written and entertaining as well as informative. There is a useful Seasonal index near the beginning of the book highlighting which recipes to cook in each season.
I don’t know why, but I found it quite difficult to find a recipe I wanted to make. The book is an odd combination of classic recipes like Fish Pie and Leek and Potato Soup alongside interesting and inventive salad and vegetable combinations. Many of the recipes feature ingredients that are not readily available in my local area and would be expensive luxuries. Most, but not all, recipes have photographs.
If you have easy access to a farm shop or other outlet selling a wide range of produce, then you will find plenty of recipes in this book to help you create a variety of dishes. It is an interesting read and contains many recipes which would suit vegetarians. There are some recipes I will go back and make, but it’s not a book I feel I can give a rave review. I felt it was rather disjointed and other seasonal and farm shop cookbooks that I have reviewed and cooked from appealed to me more.
A Love for Food – Daylesford
Published by 4th Estate an imprint of Harper Collins
Thanks to Harper Collins for the opportunity to review A Love for Food, I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own.