One of my favourite gifts this Christmas was Dennis Cotter’s new vegetarian cookbook, Wild Garlic, Gooseberries… And Me. Full of stunningly earthy photographs; Slater-esque anecdotes; elegant recipes and a plethora of information about growing and preparing vegetables, it’s one of those cookbooks which I’m unsure whether to keep by the bed or in the kitchen.
Taking time and effort, the recipes in this book are generally not 30 minute, weekday dishes. But if you’re anything like me, you’ll enjoy spending time preparing these dishes and if you’re not, the results are worth it! Everything I have tried out has been delicious and each dish has made dinner feel like an occasion.
Here’s what I’ve made so far…
Spring Cabbage Dolma of Pumpkin and Chickpeas with Sesame Yogurt Sauce
Chard, Lentil and Roast Tomato Gratin