Coming soon: EVERYDAY DORIE, The Way I Cook
I always forget how long it takes to make a cookbook – years and years. And I always forget how long it takes for the book to come into the world – one and half years. But I never forget how excited I am when we move closer to publication and when I can tell you a little about the book and how to pre-order it.
It’s got more than 125 simple recipes – recipes that often have a little surprise worked into them, so that everyday food is more delicious, more comforting, more satisfying, more inviting and more fun. And it’s got such gorgeous pictures … lots of them.
You don’t need special gear to cook from my new book. You don’t need fancy skills. And you don’t need to live next door to a specialty shop. This is food you can make with supermarket ingredients you’ve got in your pantry and fridge, in pots and pans you’ve got in your cupboards.
It’s everyday food with verve. There’s smoked salmon in that gorgeous brunch tart on the cover – dill, capers and cream cheese, too. (Think bagels and lox without the bagels.) There are walnuts in the meatballs, Mediterranean spices in the shepherd’s pie and cranberries and lemon curd in my version of the beloved meringue dessert, Eton Mess. All unexpected. All designed to delight. Nothing hard about it.