I have a love affair with cookbooks. I’ve had to cull the collection a few times but there is something so lovely about cookbooks and getting inspired to get into the kitchen. Now I’ve reviewed a few of the thermomix cookbooks in the past (you can read them here, here and here) and it’s great to see some really fancy ones coming out. I’d say Tenina and Dani Valent have the fancy thermomix cookbook department covered.
Dani is a food writer turned thermomix cookbook writer/recipe creator and her first book has been in my collection since it was released. I have to admit that I’ve only made the okonomiyaki with homemade tonkatsu sauce but it is one of the kids favourite dinners and I love to make it for them.
In the mix 2 is similar to ‘in the mix’ in that it has recipes with fancy ingredients and steps. But there are more recipes than the first book….in fact the back of the book tells me that there are over 100 new recipes from 74 contributors in 20 countries. There you go. And so I sat down and looked at the recipes that I would easily make on a weekday – can do muesli, hedgehog rice balls, tomato soup with egg noodles, jerusalem artichoke risotto, fish cakes in lettuce cups, lamb cutlets with freekeh, bagels (hanging out to make these), granola bars, double chocolate pretzel cookies (made them here).
for weekends I’m already planning the oat and pear pancakes, ziao long bao, tunisian fish stew, mussels madalfini, ricotta gnocchi, chocolate almond tart and carrot layer cake.
and for special occasions I’ve got my eye on the ocean trout blini, sardine rillettes, stilton bacon beignets, vodka prosecco sorbet, roasted capsicum tart, quinoa salad with pear, dried cherries and walnuts, piccalilli (great for presents!) and the flavoured butters.
And I love to share the love and have one copy of this fabulous book to giveaway. Just let me know why YOU need this book to add to your Thermomix cookbook library. Entries close 5pm Monday 27th January 2014. Full terms of my giveaways can be found here and I will post to Australian/New Zealand addresses just so my kiwi readers out there can enter this one. Good luck.