Midnight chicken (& other recipes worth living for)
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019
Resource type: Physical
Includes bibliographical references and index
Recipes that reveal the life-changing happiness of cooking There are lots of ways to start a story, but this one begins with a chicken. There was a time when, for Ella Risbridger, the world had become overwhelming. Sounds were too loud, colours were too bright, everyone moved too fast. One night she found herself lying on her kitchen floor, wondering if she would ever get up - and it was the thought of a chicken, of roasting it, and of eating it, that got her to her feet and made her want to be alive. 'Midnight Chicken' is a cookbook. Or, at least, you'll flick through these pages and find recipes so inviting that you will head straight for the kitchen: roast garlic and tomato soup, uplifting chilli-lemon spaghetti, charred leek lasagne, squash skillet pie, spicy fish finger sandwiches and burnt-butter brownies.
This is a cookbook, but also a memoir, beautifully illustrated, and containing the kind of recipes that it’s perfectly easy to follow. Risbridger shares memories, tough times and her recipes become stories.