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Comfort: food to soothe the soul by John Whaite

Comfort: food to soothe the soul

Cookery, Food and Drink   Lifestyle & Health   
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Judging from the recipes this is mostly modern comfort cooking. The modern comfort eater can check the contents list for something that answers their particular craving, for something sweet or sharp, something crunchy or soft – a jolly good idea allowing the distracted cook to zone in fast on what they want. Heaven knows, there is enough bad news around now to sink anyone but there is some relief to be found in a warm and inviting kitchen cooking up John Whaite’s food designed to soothe and comfort. ~ Sue Baker

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Comfort: food to soothe the soul by John Whaite

With the concept of hygge emphasising the importance of enjoying the sensual, warming things in life, cosy cooking has taken on a new life. John's collection of enticing recipes will have you cooking up a comforting feast in the kitchen.

Chapters are divided by comfort cravings, including Something Crunchy; Something Spicy; Something Pillowy; Something Cheesy and, of course, Something Sweet. Recipes include Breakfast Ramen, Devil Curry, Crab & Sriracha Mac'n'Cheese, Lemon & Pea Barley Risotto, Peanut Butter Brownies and Cinnamon Knots.

A champion of comfort food, John Whaite celebrates the simple pleasure of cooking and eating without feeling guilty.


Entertaining, informative [and] gets the gastric juices flowing. - Financial Times

'The pared-back approach certainly doesn't imply any constraints on his creativity. - Nigella Lawson

It deserves to become a classic. - The Independent

Alluring, want-to-cook-now recipes... a very satisfying, thorough book. - Daily Mail

About the Author

John Whaite is the winner of BBC 2's The Great British Bake Off, 2012. He has been a keen baker and cook since he was a tiny tot, when he would spend many hours in the kitchen with his mum. From banking to baking, John was able to give up his mundane day job as a city commercial banker, to focus on the one thing he is truly obsessed with: food. In 2013 he fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams and attend Le Cordon Bleu in London to study the nine-month patisserie diploma.

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5th October 2017


John Whaite

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