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Notes From A Small Kitchen Island

Written by

Debora Robertson

Published

07 July 2022

Who is the author? Debora Robertson is a writer, journalist and editor specialising in all matters domestic, from dogs to decluttering, travel to interiors, gardens to food. A regular contributor to national newspapers, Debora’s recipes have been featured in publications including The Guardian, Sainsbury’s Magazine, The Telegraph and BBC Good Food. Former food editor at River Cottage and associate food editor at Red magazine, she counts many esteemed food writers among her fans, from Nigella Lawson to Tom Kerridge.

What’s it about: Notes from a Small Kitchen Island is a blend of refreshingly unfussy recipes and truly charming essays tackling topics including how to survive having guests to stay and why everybody hates picnics. The 70 unintimidating recipes are the culmination of decades of fieldwork in Debora’s natural territory: her kitchen. Expect a miscellany of enticing everyday meals for every season, from hearty soups in the depths of winter to tequila-spiked lime pies to round off a summertime spread. At the start of the book, Debora also includes a handy list of menus by occasion, from a spring lunch to a fireside tea, so readers can mix and match recipes with ease. 

Recipes we love: The Roast Chicken that Goes with Everything, Garlicky Tarragon Mushrooms on Toast and Halva Honey Ice Cream with Sesame Brittle.

Perfect for: Any cook who derives comfort from the simple act of making an unfussy, good plate of food, who loves to read accomplished food writing, or who is looking to expand their repertoire of simple but joyful recipes.  

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