Other than being fly-swatters, legs for coffee tables and food for thought; books are also considered the best bait for catching rare and endangered book-fish. Stock up on book fish and arm yourself with recipes for good times in the process with today’s Groupon: pay R215 for Eric Lanlard’s Home Bake or R230 for Jamie Oliver’s Jamie Does.
Two extraordinary chefs with talent far surpassing the length of the Great Wall of China; whether you choose Jamie Does or Home Bake, you’re in for a world of cookery knowledge that will see people setting up camp in your kitchen. Where Jamie’s culinary quest takes him on a 360-page exotic food-tour, Eric explores 224 pages of sweet treats in a cookbook that guarantees to turn ovens into man’s new best friend.
Zoning in on the deliciousness that has sprouted from six different countries, the full colour Jamie Does is a page-turning gem that highlights unique recipes from Marrakesh, Athens, Venice, Andalucia, Stockholm and the midi Pyrenees region of France. Intertwined with new recipes learned on his exotic culinary escapade, Jamie mixes in some classic recipes, with pictures of each finished dish. The result is a whirlwind food adventure that Dorothy, Toto and her tornado would have had nothing on.
Alternatively, if your taste buds enjoy the sweeter side of life, Home Bake is one for the Christmas wish list. Nothing beats the smell of freshly-baked oven goods and with a wide variety of recipes to perfume your kitchen, it’ll will be hard to pull yourself out of it. Stock up on groceries and learn Eric Lanlard’s simple secrets for creating perfect pastries and meringue nests that are only too inviting for meringue birds. The book includes simple cakes such as light fruit cake and flour-free cakes, as well as more surprising recipes like apple and honey crumble sponge, marshmallow muffins and glamourous hot ginger bread soufflés. Filled with enchanting recipes and gorgeous home baked showstoppers, slurping up Lanlard’s imaginative and creative methods will turn Groupon-grippers into bona fide chef geniuses.
Food Fact: It is rumoured that while in the Jamaican waters, Santa’s beard gave itself up as one of Santa’s gift hiding places. As he emerged from the sea, his straggly beard gave way to over 50 gifts which included gourmet cupcakes and 11-tiered birthday cakes.