In his first cookbook, influential food blogger and impromptu supper-club host James Ramsden aims to get readers out of their culinary rut and into experimenting with recipes that are delicious and unexpected yet simple to re-create. Here are Lamb Neck Fillets with Harissa and Chickpea Salad, Wasabi Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles, and other speedy after-work suppers; food for friends like Spinach and Chickpea Curry, Szechuan Duck, and Grilled Aubergine with Tahini and Pomegranate, and such delicious slow-cooked dishes as Braised Short Ribs, and Pork Belly with Cider and Lentils. None are laborious or expensive, yet all are different enough to introduce some excitement into the kitchen.
"I have a feeling that in a few years James could be a cookbook-shelf staple alongside the likes of Nigel Slater."—The Little Loaf