A Year of Miracles book review | Everything will probably be fine

Posted April 19, 2022 by geograph in cookbook, essays, review / 3 Comments

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.

A Year of Miracles book review | Everything will probably be fineThe 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
Pages: 288
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Netgalley

'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.


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