Kirstin: It’s been such a good year for cookbooks.
Maureen: You love those clean eating ones. Me not so much.
Kirstin: I do, but I never cook anything from them. I just like the pictures.
Maureen: In itself, that’s the problem if you don’t cook from them.
Kirstin: Well you know how I feel about clean eating.
Maureen: Indeed I do. So these are the books we loved and cooked from but didn’t devote a month to.
Kirstin: Here’s the list in no particular order
Trullo by Tim Siadatan
Two Kitchens by Rachel Roddy
Cook Beautiful by Athena Calderone
Comfort by John Whaite
Back Pocket Pasta by Colu Henry
The Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer
Feasts by Sabrina Ghayour
Caravan Dining all Day by Caravan
River Cafe 30 by Ruth Rogers and Sian Wyn Owen
And of course that doesn’t mean we won’t cook from them next year.
Maureen: So which is your favourite of these?
Kirstin: Trullo. That ragù is sensational. I make it at least twice a month and it gets better every time.
Maureen: What about the Cacio e Pepe?
Kirstin: Children. Textures. Don’t ask.
Maureen: So for instance, we might do the Feasts book in the summer.
Kirstin: You are so right! I see you going through that book!
Maureen: You see, this sounds nice. Spicy Halloumi Salad. It’s a summer thing, right?
Kirstin: For sure! Then there’s always the John Whaite book.
Maureen: We are still undecided about whether we are going to blog this one.
Kirstin: I’ve had some really good meals from it already. And the photography is gorgeous.
Maureen: I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of cookbooks 2018 is going to bring. You know, what new trends are coming our way.
Kirstin: All the Korean!
Maureen: Indeed. We are are always up for the new!
Kirstin: It’s going to be a good one.