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.