The London Cookbook: Recipes from the Restaurants, Cafes, and Hole-in-the-Wall was not a typical recipe book. Rather it was a story, comprised of the people that make up the London food scene. Her vignettes of their lives are fascinating, if not moreso, than the recipes itself.
I loved it. The story about Ottolenghi's master thesis was hilarious. Who knew he was an academic? I loved getting a glimpse of the lives of London's chefs, many I look up to as role-models.
The book itself was exquisite, filled with scrumptious photos and mouth-watering recipes. Recipes were suprisingly do-able at home. I can't wait to try them!
Note: I received a complimentary copy for a review via Blogging for Books, but the opinions expressed are mine.