A mum and a wife and sometimes just me

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

I love my silverspoon

So I came to Glasgow like 6 years ago and I was unemployed for a whole 3 months. Won't be spending time on what that period was like overall but one thing I did discover....I can cook!!! When hours slowly turn into days you really need to find something to do with your time and well people got to eat right? I guess I started with the easy things and then slowly started to get into the swing of things. Well I still follow recipes to the tee so I would not define myself as 'master chef'. I love that programme by the way, actually food programmes started to take on a whole new meaning. Which is a good thing I guess considering the amount of them that are on the BBC these days, in between all the property programmes that is.
Anyway before you know it you start buying yourself recipe books and amending your shopping list to match. So I hate the complicated recipes where they say to use ingredients that your lucky if you use more than once and if you can find them. Thankfully I must admit that nowadays you can get most types of ingredients for most kind of exotic recipes that are out there. In the UK the small Indian or Pakistani grocers are great for my Caribbean cooking and when I found Solly's on Great Western Road when I moved to Glasgow I was very pleased.

My husband is from Italy and well I don't need to go into how renowned they are for their food. So I was a little bit tentative to delve into those recipes to say the least. Then I found the "Silverspoon" and it says "The bible of authentic Italian cooking" on the front cover for a reason. For me its best in its simplicity of the recipes. I refuse actually to mess around with them. I found myself at first asking myself if that was all that goes in that then when I tasted the outcome I realised that was all it needed. So it is one of my favourite recipe books. For me it's best advantage is listing the recipes under the headings of the main ingredient. I never knew you could do so many things with broccoli!

So under my heading food you first will find "The Silverspoon".

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