Welcome to August in Lambs’ Ears Cookbook Club – here you’ll find the selection for this month, plus advance warning for September’s choice.
Welcome cookbook lovers to August in Lambs’ Ears Cookbook Club – where the book for this month is “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” by Samin Nosrat.
July’s selection, Hetty McKinnon’s “To Asia, With Love” has proved to be the most popular cookbook in the (so far) short life of our little group, and I expect to see lots more dishes posted from it with our ‘Throw-back Thursday” tag. Hetty’s recipes are simple, fresh, delicious, and reliable – and that’s clearly what we really want for our day to day cooking.
I think you’ll really enjoy August in Lamb’s Ears Cookbook Club. Samin’s book is full of delicious dishes and delightfully whimsical illustrations, plus it’s going to arm you with some serious information about the values of salt, fat, acid and heat, and the ways in which they impact and can totally transform your own cooking.
There’s a great television series based around the book that I’d also highly recommend. It’s available on Netflix here, and there’s also an interview with her on the excellent Salt + Spine podcast. I just know you’ll enjoy getting to know Ms Nosrat and her infectiously joyful approach to food.
One of my favourite recipes of hers is her Ligurian Focaccia, which for some reason is not in the book. You can find this recipe here, and it’s an absolute must-try. It will spoil you for any other focaccia recipe.
Don’t forget we have a year long selection, Alice Zaslavsky’s “In Praise of Veg” for you to cook from, and you can share your pictures from any of the previous cookbook selections on ‘Throw-back Thursdays’.
And PLEASE don’t forget to share your pictures on both the Facebook group and on your own Instagram profile, using the hashtag #lambsearscookbookclub for the latter.
The monthly selection for September is to be a real blast from the past – Nigella Lawson’s “How To Eat”. This was first published over 20 years ago, but retains relevance today and is still in print. It is also freely available in libraries.