Doing Without Delia: Tales of Triumph and Disaster in a French Kitchen

Doing Without Delia - Tales of Triumph and Disaster in a French Kitchen

Who is Delia? Yeah, my first question, too. I got the book recommended and lent to me so I thought I give it a try. And thank God I did!

The first page answers your questions regarding the title as well as leads you into the moment when Michael Booth takes the decision to leave his home behind, move with his wife and two young kids to Paris and take up a course in what is undoubtedly the most well know culinary school in the world. Continue reading…


Book suggestions: Rosewater and Soda Bread

Rosewater and Soda Bread by Marsha Mehran

More mystical than it’s predecessor but just as much a true foodie book.

It’s been one and a half year since we have seen Marjan, Bahar and Layla come to the little Irish town they now call home and open the Babylon Cafe. It has been a great success which brought them true friends in the community, but also enemies… Continue reading…

Book suggestion: Pomegranate Soup

Pomegranate Soup by Marsha MehranAbout 2 years ago I was looking through my local book store and found this. Yes, I do judge a book by its cover and both, cover as well as title, got me interested. Then I saw it mentioned in one sentence with Chocolat and Under the Tuscan Sun, and I was sold. And rightly so!!!

Pomegranate Soup is a fantastic novel about three sisters fleeing from Iran and finding themselves in a little Irish village. Continue reading…