Yet another few weeks whizz by in a multitasking plate-spinning whirlwind and finally this week, after two years of thinking, pitching, writing, eating my egg cookery diary, A Good Egg, is being published.
I am extraordinarily proud of this book, and everything about it makes me feel happy; the look and feel of the cover, its small but sturdy 'diary' size, the lovely little gold ribbon to mark a favourite page, the wonderful photos taken by the very talented Jason Ingram. And thats just the way it looks. Above all I want it to be an extremely useful edition to peoples cook book shelves, packed full of recipes that both inspire people to cook and fulfil their promise of delivering something simple and delicious to eat. It is also a book I shall treasure for the whole lifetime of memories that are scattered throughout its pages. As well as the constant inspiration I get from my garden, most of my recipes start with a germ of a memory, sometimes hazy, sometimes vivid that takes my cooking in a certain direction. Food for me is simply the most perfect vehicle for both creating a family history and stirring long forgotten memories.
A Good Egg is published on the 14th March 2013, and its available now to pre-order both on Amazon and direct from the Transworld Publishers website.
And if you do buy it, firstly a big thank you, and secondly, please let me know how you get on with it. Feedback is wonderful and I'd be delighted to hear what you think. Transworld will soon be running competitions to win signed copies and as soon as those details are finalised I shall be shouting about them!