… when flicking through a cookbook do you often think that there are some sadly neglected bits of the book… that, like the filling of a sandwich, the juiciest recipes are perhaps in the middle of the book… or is it just me and Jean from Baking in Franglais who suggested this idea…?
… this months random recipes is all about those sad two pages and the recipes they hold… i’d like you to randomly select a book from all your books and then, for a first time in random recipes, you get to choose either the first page of that book, or the last page, whichever takes your fancy… and cook that recipe… it’s an intriguing idea because you’d expect that most cookbooks start with starters and soups and end with desserts but scouting my books that’s very often not the case depending on the theme of the book… and even when it is, that first recipe is often a surprise… go have a look!
… usual rules apply:
1. randomly select a book
2. look at the first and last recipes
3. choose one (or both if you’re feeling flash..) of the recipes and make it
4. post the recipe on your blog with a link back to my blog and include the random recipes logo
5. deadline is midnight on the 29th May
… this month I went all out and took every cookbook I had down from the shelves and threw them around the room… I span myself around and pointed… and my random book this month is Porters – An English Cookery Bible by Richard, Earl of Bradford and Carol Wilson…. as the title may suggest it’s a very very English cookery book written by the founder of Porters restaurant in London. I’ve never cooked from it before so this is a first for me… the first recipe is for Asparagus with Orange Butter and the last recipe is for Cinnamon-scented Rice Pudding Brulee. Both sound wonderful and if I can i’ll try and make both dishes…
… so that’s it, off you go and get random!