In my hands

Posted by July 12, 2011 Books, Cookbooks 6 Comments

The first copy of Odd Bits is in my hands. It is very exciting to be holding something that you ave only seen on a computer screen or endless black and white printouts. There is still and always will be something special about a physical book. Here is a sneak peek……

The front and back covers. The cut piece of meat on the cover is half a pig’s trotter and on the back is a dish of sweetbreads with morels and fava beans (broad beans in if you speak English and don’t live in North America.

Anyone familiar with my first two books Bonesand Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipeswill know that I love end papers. It is such a lot of space that is usually wasted in cookbooks. How beautiful is that tripe? Wouldn’t it make a stylish cardigan?

And here is the contents page, the only place you can beg for a double page spread – love it! Want to see more? You’ll have to wait until September.

PS: For anyone interested the cream didn’t really soften the tannins in the red currant ice except, but it did make it paler and firmer in the freezer. On subsequent tastings the tannin doesn’t bother me, the ice is refreshing, palate cleansing and delicious.