Once Upon a Cook: Food Wisdom, Better Living

Publication date: Late 2017

Once Upon a Cook - Food Wisdom, Better Living is a marriage of traditional, time-honoured food wisdom and the modern science which is validating what our grannies have known for generations.  Within its pages you'll discover her food wisdom, forgotten skills and the science that shows us why Granny was so smart...

  • NOURISHING DEEPLY for energy, vitality & health
  • It all begins (and ends) in the SOIL
  • Why a good cook & good life starts with EGGS - every which-way
  • It's in your BONES - delicious broths, stocks and soups for deep nutrition & comfort
  • Why slow MEAT is the new fast-food and OFFAL isn't awful
  • Why we should SEAFOOD and eat it
  • Keep calm and eat your VEGETABLES!
  • How MILK became demonised and why it shouldn't be
  • CULTURED FOODS with gravitas - yoghurt, labneh, kefir & simple cheeses
  • Why SATURATED FATS will not kill us
  • Please...give us back our DAILY BREAD
  • Why we must stop fearing SALT and SUGAR
  • HERBS are the friend of the physician and the pride of the cook &  why you need to live life with a little SPICE
  • Where do we go from here? We go BACK to the FUTURE!

About my Mum...    

My mum left me a legacy.  I wish she was still here... every day I thank her for my love and respect for food.  Her wisdom was my inspiration and it's in her honour, that I want to inspire you to reclaim your kitchen, get creative with fabulous, nutritious, affordable ingredients and cook REAL food, from scratch!  Above all, we want you to HAVE FUN and delight yourself, your family and your friends.  Let's go back - to the the future!