Saturday, 30 January 2010

Snowflakes and Schnapps

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I just treated myself to this magnificent cook book – Snowflakes and Schnapps by Jane Lawson.  It was an impulse purchase, but I’m so glad I gave in. 

Next time you’re in a book shop I recommend searching for this one, you won’t be disappointed.  From the embossed dots on the cover, to the snowflakes glinting as you turn the pages - it’s an experience!  The photography and styling is glorious, and enough to make you want to pack up and move into a desolate chalet somewhere in Northern Europe.

The focus is on winter themed recipes from the colder regions of Europe.  Having grown up at the foot of the alps, a lot of these recipes make me feel nostalgic.  However the recipes are far from ordinary.  Top of my list to make is  Cherry Mint Warmer – a kind of warm alcoholic cherry punch.

 

If you have a penchant for mulled wine and antlers, then this is the perfect cook book for you!

NB:  It’s about 40% cheaper on Amazon than in the high street book shops, but this is such a tactile and visually impressive book, you need to see it in the flesh to appreciate it.

PPS: If you are fond of calorie counting and salads without dressing, then I would probably not recommend this one.

1 comment:

Sofluid said...

Sounds delicious!