I was beyond delighted yesterday to be sent this link: http://thehappyfoodie.co.uk/articles/5-cookbooks-that-have-inspired-peace-and-parsnips-author-lee-watson
Author Lee Watson (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Peace-Parsnips-Vegan-Cooking-Everyone/dp/071817951X?ie=UTF8&tag=prh10143-21) has chosen my recipe book, The Mystic Cookfire, amongst the five books which have inspired his own cookbook called Peace and Parsnips.
This is what he wrote:
The Mystic Cookfire – Veronika Sophia Robinson
This is one of my partner Jane’s favourite cookbooks. It was a tough choice as there are so many amazing vegan chefs out there writing brilliant books; Aine Carlin, Isa Chandra Moscowitz and Angela Liddon to name but a few, but my cooking influences come from all sorts of angles.
The Mystic Cookfire is beautifully written with an open heart and lovely illustrations. It’s the rare kind of cookbook that you could quite happily read like a novel, tucked up in bed, with some hot chocolate. On the rare occasion that I have a day off playing with pots and pans, this is Jane’s go to cookbook, we eat from the ‘Mystic Cookfire’ (what a name!!).
I love eating food with soul, something so intangible, but you know the kind of food I’m talking about. Home cooked happiness! These recipes are simple, plant-based and nourishing; the kind of food that can make a house a home, dishes that will become family staples for years to come.
This book also focuses on the deeper relevance of food and cooking. How it is much more than just throwing some ingredients together. Cooking can be a daily routine that accentuates the lives of cooks, families and loved ones.
I’m a sucker for a good quote and this book is packed with amusing and informative references and quotes. Good cooking for me comes from a place deeper than just sound technique. There has to be some love in the mix!
If you’ve not got a copy, and would like one, signed ones can be bought from my website www.veronikarobinson.com or from https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mystic-Cookfire-Creating-Nurture-Friends/dp/0956034446?tag=prh11181-21
The timing of this really made me smile: It’s National Vegetarian Week, and I’m in the process of editing my second cookbook, Love From My Kitchen.
Have you taken part in NVW16? If so, what vegetarian meals have you been cooking?
Love, Veronika xxx