The London Cookbook: Recipes from the Restaurants, Cafes, and Hole-in-the-Wall Gems of a Modern City written by Aleksandra Crapanzano is a beautiful book with a non-glossy cover that epitomizes London. When you open the front over you’ll find gorgeous glossy pages with eye-catching photos. Aleksandra shares over 100 eclectic recipes from London’s best places to eat even including dessert shops and cocktail lounges. There’s no doubt that this will book will either have you booking a plane ticket back to London or heading to the kitchen to make some of these tantalizing recipes. Or both!
Personally, many of these recipes aren’t ones that I would probably take a chance with because I’m not sure I’d be able to find many of the ingredients. However there were a few that no doubt had my mouth watering. Like on p. 204 the Double-Decker Tart which originated from the Smokehouse. As well as the White Peach Summer Martini on p. 270 from the River Cafe. And I can’t leave off the the Polenta with Chestnuts, Ricotta, Squash, and Fried Sage on p. 92 from The Three Crowns.
I am thankful for Blogging for Books who sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.