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Book review: trEats, delicious food gifts to make at home

Today I would like to share with you a book I have had for a while now: trEats, delicious food gifts to make at home, by April Carter, and published by Hardie Grant. As you all know I love making home made hostess gifts when visiting someone. I was therefore thrilled to find out that April published a book with 50 edible handmade gifts. Savoury or sweet, there are delicious recipes abound for any occasion and all beautifully wrapped or originally shaped. The book starts with a short introduction … [Read more...]

Book review: Fashion House by Megan Hess

I have never been happier with a book than with the book by my favourite fashion illustrator: Megan Hess! Megan Hess is an internationally renowned illustrator whose work has been on the covers of books by Candace Bushnell (e.g. Sex and the City), in fashion magazines, and on marketing collateral and advertisements of Tiffany & Co, Dior, Chanel and Vanity Fair. Her book Fashion house, illustrated interiors from the icons of style, published by Hardie Grant Books,  is a chic coffee table book … [Read more...]

Book Review: Gypsy by Sibella Court

One of my favourite photographers is Sibella Court. I might be wrong, but I think she has the perfect life. She travels the world and shares the most beautiful photos from remote places and natural wonders. Whenever I want to be transported somewhere beautiful and day dream about stunning places, I open my instagram and go to her feed of photos. That is also why I always look forward to her next book. After Nomad and Bowerbird I was curious how she would top those, because I feel Bowerbird … [Read more...]

Book review: Visual Contrast

Visual Contrast, the art of display and arrangement by Tim Rundle with photography by Polly Wreford, is probably the most beautiful book I got this year. It has been on my pile of "things to read" for three months now, and I regret that I didn't get to it sooner. The book is an indispensable resource to anyone who would like to learn more about what works well in decorating and why some arrangements of objects look more interesting than others. Stylist Tim Rundle shares his secret: visual … [Read more...]

Book review: Christmas with Fräulein Klein

If you buy any book this month, then you must buy the latest book of popular lifestyle blogger Yvonne Bauer, a.k.a. Fräulein Klein. Her book Weihnachten mit Fräulein Klein, published by Callwey, is yet another masterpiece boasting with DIY ideas, baking recipes, table settings, decorations and craft projects for the holidays. While her first book, which I reviewed last year (read here) was an inspirational source for all seasons, her second book focuses on Advent, Christmas and New Year's eve. … [Read more...]

Book review: A Suitcase and a Spatula

Yet another great cooking book by a blogger came out. This time it's by Tori Haschka, Sydney based writer of the popular blog Eatori. Her book A suitcase and a Spatula,  Recipes and stories from around the world captures the flavours and ingredients from Tori's many journeys. It's an exploration of cities and landscapes through food. "Nothing can transport me back to a place like taste", says Tori in her introductory chapter. "it's the food that keeps the journeys alive". I couldn't agree … [Read more...]

Book review: The French Market Cookbook

Whenever I'm in Paris, I go to one of the many produce markets. So when I found out that food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier had written a book about cooking with seasonal produce I was sold. Clotilde finds that there is a lot more to French food than the classic cuisine. There is regional cooking too which is mostly a peasant diet and rich in plant-based foods and local bounty.  Her book The French Market Cookbook, Vegetarian recipes from my Parisian Kitchen, focuses on cooking with seasonal … [Read more...]