Love & Food At Gran’s Table: Cookbook Review

love and food at gran's table cookbook review

Inspired by the cooking of her grandmothers and their collective belief that “food made with love is the best kind of all”, Natalie Oldfied has collected over 120 recipes from 60 grandmothers across Australia and around the world. The result is “Love & Food At Gran’s Table“.

One of the things that you’ll find people saying all over the world is that their mother’s or grandmother’s cooking is the best. Growing up with the food that our grandmothers cooked for us gives it a special place in our hearts and the fact that it generally tastes really great doesn’t hurt either!

One of the things I really like about Love & Food At Gran’s Table is that it’s not just a collection of recipes, but also a collection of the stories and people behind the recipes. The book is just as much about each grandmother as it is their recipes and has a personal touch throughout. It’s nice to know what these recipes mean to the people who form part of the families from which they come.

Todd Eyre’s photography is modern food photography but each image retains a level of warmth and homeliness that’s appropriate for the book.

As for the recipes themselves, they are easy to follow and span a range of cuisines from around the world. From Jenny Nagu’s Takihi to Melanie Georgiou’s Moussaka and Di Cross’ Bacon & Egg Pie to Sagrario Ardura’s Tortilla de Patata, there’s a lot of variety for readers to try and recreate at home.

Thanks to The Cru Media we’ve got 2 copies of Love & Food At Gran’s Table (RRP $49.95) to give away to 2 readers. To enter, all you need to do is subscribe to The City Lane by entering your e-mail address into the subscribe box at the end of this post, and leaving a comment about a favourite dish that your grandmother cooks.

This competition is open to readers anywhere in the world and existing subscribers can also enter.

Entries close on Saturday 16 May 2015 and winners will be notified by e-mail on Sunday 17 May 2015.

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Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.

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