I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Year of Miracles by Ella Risbridger
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on May 26, 2022
Genres: Cooking / Courses & Dishes / Breakfast, Cooking / General, Cooking / Health & Healing / General, Cooking / Methods / General
Format: ARC, eBook
'Ella Risbridger has a comforting talent for delivering deliciousness in a way that seems like an act of compassion'
'An extraordinary, heartwarming book with gorgeous recipes. I loved it'
'Love, sorrow, grief and how cooking can get you through. Ella Risbridger has such a sincere and distinctive voice. A book full of wisdom.'
'Gut-wrenching and beautiful'
'Both a beautiful memoir and a hugely comforting cookbook'
This cookbook is about a year in the kitchen.
A year of grief and hope and change; of fancy fish pie, cardamom-cinnamon chicken rice, chimichurri courgettes, quadruple carb soup, blackberry miso birthday cake, and sticky toffee Guinness brownie pudding.
A year of loss, and every kind of romance, and fried jam sandwiches.
A year of seedlings and pancakes. A year of falling in love. A year of recipes.
A year, in other words, of minor miracles.
The Year of Miracles by bestselling author Ella Risbridger is more than just a cookbook; like her award-winning Midnight Chicken, every page is a transporting blend of recipes and life story. This is about what happens when you've lived through the worst thing you could have imagined – and how you can still cook, and eat, and love.
Thanks to NetGalley for this advanced review copy.
A YEAR OF MIRACLES is a book that is part memoir and part cookbook, and also full of beautiful little watercolor drawings for spice. There are both full spreads and little doodled details. I think this book is cozy and absolutely worth your time.
The recipes are written in an easy-to-follow and casual format, which is very very good. HOWEVER, the measurements for the recipes are in grams rather than cups, which is confusing if you are 1) a non-baker, 2) American. Also sometimes you get British names for things (courgettes??) instead of the American name, which I obviously found confusing.
Four stars. Booksweet link.