Cookbook launch of the week, and the month, is Jane-Anne Hobbs’ Scrumptious Food for Family & Friends.
Jane-Anne is probably one of the most respected online food writers in South Africa, and her blog, Scrumptious, is widely read. She is a great cook, and her down to earth philosophy about food is represented in this beautifully photographed book.
In her own words;
“A great deal of thought went into producing simple, beautiful, mouth-watering images for the book,
What was crucial to me was that the dishes looked like my home-cooked food: in other words, what I’d put on the table in front of you if you came over to my house for lunch or dinner, or what you’d see if you were hanging over my shoulder as I cooked.
Something else that was important to me was absolute simplicity: in each photograph, the food itself had to be the hero. A clean, simple, pared-down look was essential if the food was to ’pop’ from the page, fresh and colourful and glistening.”
I’m afraid that when I see the book I’ll start licking the pages.
See for yourself.
6 July 2012
Available at Exclusive Books.